Any writer pursuing indie publishing or signing a book deal is going to want to read this. The two types of publishing, though many may still think they are on opposite ends of the spectrum, actually have one major thing in common: marketing. Both varieties of author share practically equal marketing effort, outside the big…Read more If JK Rowling’s “The Phantom Fart” is Not Your Next Book, You Should Read This
"Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be." -Karen Ravn
They're like the bullies on the playground. Those snot-nosed, mainstream-published authors who think indie writers are not real artists just because they don't have a traditional book deal. Pooh on them, I say. Pooh! Don't listen to a single misinformed word from their filthy mouths. They're just plain bullies. Probably jealous that the indies are…Read more Dear Mainstream Authors, Stop Bashing Independent Publishing and Get a Clue
The gatekeepers are gone. The agent, the editor, the lawyer, and the publishing house are no longer our end-all be-all in today's literary world. User-friendly online tools like Smashwords, Lulu, and CreateSpace have empowered authors to industrialize their own art. I recently published my novel directly through Amazon and found it a cinch. It's been…Read more Why Indie Publishing Beats a Mainstream Book Deal
One of the wonderful things about indie publishing is that authors have complete control over the entire process. The final content of the book, the cover image, the price. Yes, indie authors are allowed to set the price of their own ebook on most self-publishing outlets (Amazon, Smashwords, Lulu). In fact, I advise any indie…Read more How To Price Your Ebook
Chick lit is the new therapy. It's a glass of wine and a bubble bath. It's a good laugh or a long overdue cry. It's finding yourself reflected in 90,000 words. It's finding your best friend reflected in 90,000 words. It's restoring your hope in love. It's recognizing the realities of love. It's finding hope…Read more Chick Lit Is…
We all love the feel of a new paperback or hardcover book in our hands, fresh off the press. The crisp feel of the pages, the smell of the ink. Many avid readers find it a shame that the future of books is electronic. I can empathize, even having just published my first e-novel. I,…Read more How Green Are Ebooks and Ebook Readers?