Category : Publishing

21 posts

There are many wonderful independent authors out there.  Some of them are great to have as peers and mentors.  There are also countless mainstream authors out there too who do the same. It’s a good thing it is nearing the beginning of a new season.  I’ve come to realize I’ve been spending much of my …
When it comes to self-publishing there is a lot of choice people can make for their book.  It’s simple to go to the search engine put in the keyword “self-publishing companies” and get companies such as: Xlibris, iUniverse, and AuthorHouse publishing as companies you can choose to self-publish with. AuthorHouse publishing is powerful and known …
You’re about to have a book published.  Are you ready for this event? You might be thinking at the moment, the book is finished, it’s been edited, it’s been re-edited and then it’s been looked over by others, and the cover looks great and it’s all done.  There aren’t many mistakes, and for the most …
Time to add it up The last years have not been kind the self-publishing industry.  There are more self-publishers, but this has created a new set of problems for authors.  To get the income they want, they have to be seen as a professional. Amazon has helped, and hindered this process.  They have a database …
Self-publishing still has the power to help or to destroy a writer. Glass jar with money 1) Financials and what you have I understand that a lot of writers want to see their work published and shown to the world.  I also understand that it takes a lot of time and effort and commitment and …
The beauty and glamour of traditional publishing. As much as things have changed over the years with traditional publishing and self-publishing, somethings still hold true and will never change.  The beauty of becoming a more powerful writer is knowing some basic do and don’t and not get moved by the glamour of being a published …
When writing and publishing a fine blog post you need. to publish it.  When you want a great blog post, you need more. Write out a good blog post on paper What do I need to publish something great? First, define your idea of great. A blog post can be as long or as short …
Self-publishing is a journey where you grow as a writer and as a person who has a business. It’s all about hard work, and all about building a reputation as a writer.  Self-publishing isn’t the challenge it once was but it’s not the time to chose it simply because it looks as if it’s a …
With graduation coming for hundreds of thousands of students, what to give the future generation as inspiration, has been stale for a few years. Oh The Places You Will Go, by Dr. Seuss, is the go to book that all parents, grandparents and extended family give the young graduate (along with money). But what if there …
Marketing, and success and how fast you can do it is the type of thinking that will have most people finding themselves in trouble. Part of it comes from how they see themselves: they will see themselves as a writer and then a publisher and then, possibly a marketer of their books.  They are wrong …
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