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The city of Buffalo is rarely the backdrop for any book, fiction and non-fiction alike, yet in John Smolens’ The Anarchist: A Novel published in 2009, it indeed becomes center-stage in this historical-fiction depiction of what could be described as America’s first 9/11 period.  The turn of the 20th century is described as an era in …
An exceptional read within the historical-fiction genre is Conn Iggulden’s Wars of the Roses Trinity . Iggulden is best known for his series on Genghis Khan, but this is also an exceptional book. The book is actually part of a series, but as I discovered, can certainly be read without further reference- one of the …
Station Eleven: A novel  by Emily St. John Mandel, is an award-nominated, Chapters Indigo Picks, Amazon well reviewed, pre- and post-apocalyptic book of science fiction. The story interweaves the lives of various characters, (Arthur Leander, Jeeven Chaudhary and Kristen Raymonde feature among these characters) darting between changing time periods, connecting them in an artful way …
Writers have something special going on with their readers, for example: when you visit a blog, and find so many writers who have a small blog, but no real relationship with anyone, because everyone has something to say. It’s great to see comments, and it’s great to develop a relationship with a potential reader, without …
When self-publishing a book, there is an emphasis on building more relationships, teams, and networks that you might not have needed in comparison to traditional publishing. People do want to help, but most are either afraid to criticize or are willing to destroy your dreams in an effort to make themselves feel better. Either way, …
What sort of Money are you looking to make? The better question is how much do you know about the places you want to earn income?  If you want to be living your life with your writing, you need income.  Some income comes from your books, and others from your blogs and websites.  Another question …
Kindle and Kobo are two large companies.  By this time, I’m certain most writers have heard of Kindle, and what it can do for with e-books, or how you can make money self-publishing your e-book using Kindle Direct Publishing.  Some people have earned a lot of money with e-books, and others are happy to see …
The Word-Loss Diet The Word-Loss Diet by Rayne Hall is a good book to read if you are a more advanced writer.   One of the problems many new and self-published authors have is working with words.  This is not a long book, with only 71 pages, but the information is valuable. One of the …
If you are a self-published author looking to expand your networks, then tap into writing sites.  After all, since you have published an e-book, chances are people will want to read it, and if you are writing on various sites there is more of a chance that people will read your writing and make the …
Selling an e-book (or book) is easy in many writer’s minds, they will often believe that they have a large number of family and friends to count on and don’t worry about any social networking sites until it is too late, generally after their failure to sell books to their ‘buyers’.  They seem as emotionally …
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