Daily Archives: 10/20/2013

Treading Unknown Waters of America’s Book Industry

A new entry from Rosaliene Bacchus’ Blog.
Rosaliene, thank you for sharing your experiences with the readers of Guyanese Online.

Three Worlds One Vision

Books by Authors of the Greater Los Angeles Writers SocietyBooks by Authors of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS)
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books – University of Southern California
April 2013

 

As a newbie to the book industry, I learned early that there is much more to the writer’s life than writing a book. The creative process, the fun part, is only the first of three phases of producing a book. With my manuscript completed, I must now navigate the business side of writing: publication and promotion.

Book production has its own business model and specialists. One such specialist—I’m happy to note—is the literary agent. In an article published in Poets & Writers 2012, literary agent Rebecca Gradinger of Fletcher & Company defined her role, as follows:

The agent is the writer’s sounding board, creative adviser, business partner, and advocate. The agent negotiates the best possible deal for the writer and then stays in regular…

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R. Kelly : an electrifying performance in Guyana – updated

Near pandemonium outside the City Mall yesterday after R Kelly made a stop there. (Photo by Arian Browne)

Near pandemonium outside the City Mall on August 19, after R Kelly made a stop there. (Photo by Arian Browne) – Stabroek News

Leave it to Robert Sylvester Kelly  (R. Kelly) to tantalize the crowd with his musical foreplay. The King of R&B had the crowd, particularly the women (and quite noticeably lots of men), in a frenzy as he served up an electrifying performance early  Sunday morning  October 20, at the National Stadium. Continue reading

Remembering Jessica Huntley: 1927-2013

Jessica Huntley: ‘The embodiment of black British culture’

Friends bid farewell as respected black publisher dies, aged 86

Jessica Huntley

Jessica Huntley

PHENOMENAL, astute, formidably intelligent and “a driving force” are some of the tributes pouring in for the late Jessica Huntley.

The Guyanese-born publisher, who passed away following a short illness, on October 14 at Ealing Hospital, in west London, has also been described as humble, caring and someone “who always looked out for others”.

Huntley, 86, arrived in Britain in 1958 to join her husband Eric. In Guyana, she was a leading member of the People’s Progressive Party and played a part in the nation’s fight for independence.  [Read more]

Remembering Jessica Huntley – 1927-2013

OCTOBER 20, 2013 | BY  | FILED UNDER LETTERS
Eric and Jessica Huntley

Eric and Jessica Huntley

Dear Editor,
This is our first, immediate response to the news of Jessica Huntley’s death. There is much more to be said.
The late, but ever present  Jessica Huntley, mother of Karl, Accabre and Chauncey, grandmother and great-grandmother, life partner of Eric, celebrated pioneer publisher, tireless activist against injustice and for cultural affirmation and self-determination, has physically left a world she played a creative and significant role in helping to form, especially if we think of the world of the colonized..

It is our information that Jessica cut her political teeth in Buxton, Guyana, when her husband Eric came there as a postal worker and with three villagers they co-founded a political study group that met at their rented home at Buxton front. There, the late and loved Karl, the Huntley’s first  offspring, was born.     Continue reading