Night of Vishnu: A Journey Through Marriage, Motherhood, and Rebellion in Nepal is Elizabeth’s story of how she persevered through self-doubt and prejudice to risk a…Continue
I have a love/hate relationship with Amazon, as most authors either do or should. There are a lot of things not to like, as is the case with any monolithic entity. They were founded on selling books, and yet their practices aren’t very author friendly. Their discounts and other pricing and advertising practices are so extreme that they’ve enraged publishers from the beginning. Most independent bookstores will not carry books created from …Continue
Congratulations to the five finalists for the Seal Press publishing contest.
This contest is being judged by the Seal editorial staff, who narrowed down 85 submissions to 18, and then 18 to a final 5. The final five finalists are now being reviewed by the editorial board, and we will announce the winner on Tuesday, April 23.
Guy Kawasaki is bringing a two-part webinar to the She Writes community that you don't want to miss. This exclusive offering starts this Thursday, March 28.
The self-publishing revolution is in full swing, offering authors more opportunities than ever to control the publishing process and create a high-quality book that rivals…
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Last week Betsy Morais wrote a piece for The New Yorker called “A Book Is a Start-Up,” in which she writes about some of the new publishing business models coming out of the …Continue
I have to confess that I didn’t know who Guy Kawasaki was until he popped onto the publishing scene in a pretty tremendous way with his new book, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur–How to Publish a Book. Then I saw him everywhere—keynoting and speaking; his book being advertised at shows, conferences, and conventions; write-ups about him in all the industry magazines I…Continue
It’s not always the case that we can equate believing that our writing matters with believing that WHAT we are writing matters. It’s a subtle distinction, but some of you know exactly what I mean. You can value your writing life---knowing that writing brings you alive, defines you, is an…Continue
On our January 31 webinar, Cashing in with Kindle Books, Howard VanEs offered a lot of really solid information for authors regarding how to sell more Kindle ebooks. And because traditionally published authors don't have access to …Continue
One of the primary struggles new memoirists face is the question of what to sacrifice in the telling of their memoir, or what to focus on. When a person decides to write a memoir, it’s inevitable that the experience of what they want to write about seems too big, too sprawling,…Continue
Something clicked for me when I read Susan Shapiro’s December 31 opinion piece in the New York Times this week. I realized that memoir writers are actually getting advice from memoir teachers, and probably from agents and other industry professionals too, to showcase as much messiness and tragedy as possible (granted, with the transformation or metamorphosis that will inevitably…Continue
Kamy and I are very excited to be able to bring the community this offering from Seal Press to win a publishing contract for your nonfiction book project.
This contest is open to She Writers who are writing in the categories that Seal Press…Continue
Any aspiring author who has their sights set on getting published knows the value of an author platform. It’s practically drilled into you if you read writing blogs or attend a writers’ conference. Build your platform. Build your platform.
So you gear up and you get into it and…Continue
This post is in response to Michael Levin’s Huffington Post article, “Why Book Publishers Hate Authors,” in which he asserts an antagonistic and frankly distressing perspective about how publishers feel toward their authors.
This is a timely piece, and one that’s so far received a lot of high-five-style comments (except from a select few commenters who…
Seeing Red: A Woman's Quest for Truth, Power, and the Sacred, by Lone Mørch
NOW AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT SHEWRITESPRESS.COM.
Seeing Red is one woman’s search for personal…Continue
On Friday, November 2, Kamy and I will be talking with Linda Joy Myers, president of the National Association of Memoir Writers---at their FREE Fall Telesummit---about publishing. It’s a timely conversation on the heels of announcements this week about the downsizing and …Continue
In previous weeks I’ve explained the editorial tracks offered by She Writes Press. We’ve covered …Continue