Well, I went ahead and created a little website just for Spunk, a Fable, called, (what else?) Spunky. (Look at… Continue
Added by Helen O'Reilly on May 21, 2013 at 1:14pm —
So many choices…so few guidelines or clear answers. How’s an author to choose?
With the proliferation of publishing options—traditional publishing, self-publishing, partner publishing, package publishing, e-books, p-books, and so on‑-many authors find themselves stymied by which route is best for them and… Continue
Added by April Eberhardt on May 16, 2013 at 2:00pm —
Today's post is another in an occasional series presenting something you might not know about poets or poetry.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on May 13, 2013 at 7:06am —
You read that correctly. I hate self-promotion, and I especially loathe that stupid saying, “Fake it until you make it.” Who came up with this, anyway? “Fake” is the antithesis of everything I strive to be, namely authentic, genuine, and real. As far as I am concerned, you gotta get the goods before you can put up a “For Sale” sign. Continue
Besides which, while you’re so busy “faking it,” how are you going to learn what you need to know to offer something of value? That…
Added by Sheryl Sorrentino on May 10, 2013 at 12:37pm —
If you haven’t impregnated a Kardashian, toppled Wall Street, or starred in your own syndicated un-reality show, you may not have an instant platform for promoting your newly minted book. Let’s face it, for most first-time authors—and even for many of the multiply published among us—the first… Continue
Added by Betsy Graziani Fasbinder on May 7, 2013 at 6:00pm —
By Sherrie Wilkolaski
The Cannes Film Festival is world-renown to both the film industry and indie film buffs. Held in Cannes, France every year since 1946, it is the most glamorous invitation-only, film festival one could hope to attend. It is for film professionals and press…
Added by Sherrie Wilkolaski on May 1, 2013 at 6:00am —
As any self-published author knows, as difficult as the writing process is, getting people to buy and read your work is ten times harder. How do you make your book stand out from the 1,000 other indie novels getting released around the same time as yours when they also have promising reviews, a good… Continue
Added by Jason Chen on April 16, 2013 at 10:00am —
Coming to the resolve and saying, I am going to be an author, is becoming less intimidating these days. But that it is not say any less overwhelming.
I am on the heels of (self) publishing my first book next week and along the… Continue
Added by CJ Johnson on April 8, 2013 at 11:57am —
An essay that ran in Salon Tuesday titled “I’m a self-publishing failure” recounts how one writer, John Winters, spent countless hours and dollars promoting his book online only to sell a handful of copies. Where did John go wrong? How can you avoid becoming a self-publishing failure?
1. First of all, start early.
Added by Meghan Ward on April 4, 2013 at 2:30am —
by Sherrie Wilkolaski
Professional golfers rely on their golf caddies, like authors should rely on their book publicists. You don’t have to be a fan of the sport to appreciate what goes into a great game of golf. It is a mental game, blended with the same repetitive training that every writer experiences,…
Added by Sherrie Wilkolaski on April 1, 2013 at 6:00am —
Hardcore critics of self-published books usually cite two major pet peeves as reasons why they won't even pick up another self-published book: shoddy editing and amateur design.
We've already talked about… Continue
Added by Emily Suess on March 11, 2013 at 8:34am —
It has been a long time since I've read over various parts of Bomaw, thus forgetting things that I'd written. So I'm reading with fresh new eyes, almost like those of a reader. Yes, I see the errors as well, sorry about that. Those errors have become one of my reasons for slo-o-owing down. What so many readers… Continue
Added by Mercedes Keyes on March 5, 2013 at 11:00am —
By Sherrie Wilkolaski
Do you own an iPad? Kindle? Are you reading books on your Droid or iPhone? Perhaps you’re reading the classics on your laptop, taking advantage of www.gutenberg.org. If you’re an author who also an eBook consumer, I ask you…are you publishing electronically? First, I’m a huge fan of having as much distribution for your work and part of that is offering your book in as many different…
Added by Sherrie Wilkolaski on March 1, 2013 at 6:00am —
As an author, you'll probably hear a lot about email marketing. Like social media, it's seen as one of the essential marketing tools for promoting your current books, your future works, and building your personal brand and author platform.
In fact, email marketing is arguably more… Continue
Added by Emily Suess on February 26, 2013 at 8:00am —
EZ Publishing by Elisabeth Zguta
Beta Readers. Who are they and why do we need them?…
Added by Elisabeth Zguta on February 12, 2013 at 8:29am —
If you're going to self-publish and you don't have a clue about ISBNs, this post is for you.
What is an ISBN?
ISBN is an acronym for International Standard Book Number. An ISBN is a 10- or 13-digit number given to every published book.… Continue
Added by Emily Suess on January 28, 2013 at 9:51am —
Hey there my dears, Continue
I'm doing a free promo Kindle download of "Running with Stilettos" this weekend (Jan. 26 and 27) AND next weekend (Feb. 1, 2 and 3) to celebrate the fact that the book is finally out in paperback again! I pulled the…
Added by Mary T. Wagner on January 26, 2013 at 9:48am —
Social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram are great for connecting with your friends and your fans, but how can you expand your reach to people who have never heard of you? Self-publishing stars like Amanda Hocking know the… Continue
Added by Meghan Ward on January 24, 2013 at 1:30am —
What makes one book become a bestseller while another, equally well written, languishes on bookstore shelves? Is there a secret to becoming a bestselling author on Amazon? What do you need to know to write, publish and market a book that sells?
Leading publishing expert Karen Hodges Miller of Open Door Publications has created a Winter Writer’s Retreat to provide inroads to valuable information you need to know to publish a book that sells. Additional authors, all experts in their… Continue
Added by Karen Hodges Miller on January 22, 2013 at 1:01pm —
Sarah Glazer Discovers Self-Publishing is Nothing New
We often talk as if self-publishing is something new. But as far back as the 18th and 19th centuries, renowned British… Continue
Added by State of the Art on January 18, 2013 at 9:57am —