We’re talking to authors from all walks of life about their experiences in publishing their book. Some have smooth paths, some rocky, but they all share a common goal – to see their name on the cover of their creation. It’s interesting to read what path they decided to take to get there and my guest today is here to tell everyone what he did in order to make it all happen so that other writers will learn a little something from the experience.
Title: SUPER SIZED SUCCESS: 9 Steps to Maximum Riches in Minimum Time
Author: Linda Zander, The Success Packager
Publisher: MAXAR Press
Genre: Non-Fiction: Success/Personal Development/Self-Help/Business & Money
Added by Dorothy Thompson on May 22, 2016 at 11:09am — No Comments
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Last fall I had an interesting encounter with an indie author, and it inspired me to write a post for this space. At the time of our meeting he gave me a little postcard about the book he had written, so after I finished the blog I fished out the postcard so I could send him a link. The postcard, however, didn't have…Continue
Added by Maria Murnane on May 16, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments
I launched Rants Raves & Reviews in July 1997. It was the first website I ever designed. This was back before “blogging” was even a thing. I loved reading and I wanted to have a way of promoting the books I read that I thought deserved more publicity.
Over time, I changed to an e-zine (short for electronic magazine) format, rebranding the website as berniE-zine: Book Reviews & More. When my website hosting…Continue
I receive a lot of messages from readers of this blog, which I always enjoy. Lately I've noticed that more and more of you are utilizing your email signatures as an indirect way to promote your work. I think that's a great strategy and have suggested it more than once in this space, so it makes me think (hope!) that people are taking my advice.
Many of the signatures I see, however, are kind of out of control. I've seen signatures that include…Continue
Added by Maria Murnane on May 2, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments
Throughout your life people say things that are well meaning. When you're dating it's: when are you two getting married?; once you're married it's: when are you going to start a family? There's not a woman on earth who hasn't had to field one of these well-meaning, but annoying questions that seem designed to pressure you through every major life event.
Once you get past that early phase of life it quiets down a bit, unless you're an author. For the author, there is an endless supply…Continue
Added by Robin Leemann Donovan on April 29, 2016 at 9:49am — No Comments
I've had more than a dozen different odd jobs since my adolescence, but I have to say, being a writer has been the…Continue
Added by Loraine Van Tuyl on April 28, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments
Characters are one of the most important things about a book, so it's important to connect with the people you've created in your head so they seem real to your readers.
I thought that was a good opening line *pats self on the back* so now, let's get down to it!
Basically, if you can't connect with your characters; how can you expect your readers to? Get comfortable with them, know them, describe them and their actions.…
Added by Ashley Earley on April 27, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
April 27, 2016 (Minneapolis, MN) – Authors Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss announced today that their debut novel B. S., Incorporated will be released in May 2016, published by Wise Ink Creative…Continue
Added by Kelsey McBride on April 27, 2016 at 10:20am — No Comments
|Anne Clermont's LEARNING TO FALL is a heart-in-the-throat tale of seeking one’s destiny. Brynn Seymour, a show jumping rider, is thrust into impossibly challenging circumstances, struggling to make the right choices and put to rest the family tragedy that alternately paralyzes and pushes her beyond her limits.
Great novels about horses are few and far between,…
April 25, 2016 (St. Louis, MO) – Authors John Lipscomb and Adrianne Lugo announced today that they will be at Left Bank Books in St. Louis, MO on May 18, 2016 at 7:00PM to do a book signing for their memoir, …Continue
Added by Kelsey McBride on April 25, 2016 at 10:45am — No Comments
I’ve been slacking off again. I’ve had a lot of tests lately and I’ve been having writing struggles since the beginning of this year. And now finals are just around the corner so I’m going to slack off with blogging some more. I’m sorry. I just can’t find the time to get around to blogging. Any free time I have goes into hanging out with my friends or writing.
So I mentioned that I’ve been having writing struggles since the beginning of this year. It’s been brutal. I started…
Added by Ashley Earley on April 23, 2016 at 9:12am — No Comments
I get that marketing is a foreign language to many authors, and even those who are familiar with it don't usually enjoy it. But if you want people who aren't your friends and family to buy your book, it's something you simply have to do.
If right now you're saying to yourself, I want to kick-start my marketing campaign, but what specifically should I do?, here are some suggestions--some broad and some granular--that should get you going:
Added by Maria Murnane on April 19, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments
My latest and fourth book, Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive, publishes nationwide this week -- five years after Parentless Parents. In the time between book launches, the marketing landscape has shifted to such a degree that I’ve overhauled my entire PR and branding…Continue
All eleven-year old Pip wanted was a best friend. When Pip gets a horse for her birthday she is delighted. She thinks that the horse she names Buck will be her best friend the moment that they meet. But she finds out that friendship does not come easily. Her father gently guides her…
Added by Kim McDougall (Kim Chatel) on April 8, 2016 at 11:11am — No Comments
We’re talking to authors from all walks of life about their experiences in publishing their book. Some have smooth paths, some rocky, but they all share a common goal – to see their name on the cover of their creation. It’s interesting to read what path they decided to take to get there and my guest today is here to tell everyone what he/she did in order to make it all happen so that other writers will learn a little something from the experience.
Today we are talking to…Continue
Added by Dorothy Thompson on April 5, 2016 at 9:56am — No Comments
Today, I took a big step toward designing the cover for my forthcoming novel. Made an appointment with a designer - Mary Williams. We'll be meeting on April 12, right after I return from a long weekend visiting with the grandkids.
I also edited two chapters of my manuscript. Slow work, but good work.
Have a great evening!…Continue
So, I didn't do what I said I was going to about keeping up with blogging while on spring break, and I did not write any posts for the future. I got wrapped up in writing and spending time with my friends so I'm just going to try to wing it for the next few weeks and blog when I can.
But, today, I thought I'd talk about writing playlists.
Studies have shown that listening to music increases brain function. Some disagree because they think that the lyrics in songs…
Added by Ashley Earley on March 19, 2016 at 11:26am — No Comments