As a country, we grapple with more than our share of discrimination challenges--where people of color, LGBTQ folks, and people with disabilities (to call out only a few of the bigger groups) feel its blow every single day.
As a three-time crowdfunder let me tell you a little secret: almost no one gets rich. There are a few exceptions, those are celebrities and people pre-selling really cool gadgets.
I'm suffering from allergies. I know it's not a cold because I'm somewhat of a professional googler.
The Book Doctors first met Andy Ross at Cody's Books, which was one of the most influential bookstores on the West Coast, smack dab in the middle of Telegraph Avenue in book-crazy Berkeley, California.
Ever wanted to write a book? Do you have an unfinished opus about your expertise sitting on your laptop? How about the next Harry Potter or crime thriller?
If you are in any way, shape, or form interested in writing a book for kids, you're crazy not to hook up with this organization. There's so many smart, encouraging, inspiring, learned people both teaching workshops and attending them.
Monique Antonette Lewis is the founder of At The Inkwell, a New York City-based supporter of published writers through feature articles, book reviews and readings.
This is part two of my interview with Next Century Publishing CEO, Ken Dunn. If you missed part one, check it out here. Ken has an incredible story that lead him to becoming the entrepreneur he is today. Here is his advice for the entrepreneur that's starting or growing a business.
The Book Doctors met Jeff Holsinger at the Tucson Book Festival and when he told us about his book, The Invention of Fire, we just had to pick his brain about writing historical fiction, non-fiction, teaching fiction, plagues, witches, wars and guns.
Here is a mental exercise of employing standard publisher rejection templates as they might have been used for some of the great (or notorious) classics of Western Civilization.
For most entrepreneurs and professionals who want to establish their credibility or promote their services, the question is no longer, "Should I write a book?" but "When should I write a book?"
Women authors -- particularly those in fantasy -- are limited by the misperception that our novels boil down to stories about romance. It's an old-fashioned line of thinking, but what other agency could our female protagonist have beyond finding her prince and living happily ever after?
Book sales are very important to an author. It's a nice feeling to see a book into which you've poured heart, soul and an incredible amount of time, produce healthy sales. The problem is that not all places that put up sales and author rankings are equal or tell the whole truth.
Today I received another rejection from an agent. Another beating. Unlike previous form letters that felt impersonal, this one was bittersweet because I received it two weeks after the agent requested the full proposal.
Becoming an author is a bit like becoming an acrobat. Few people know how to go about either; fewer bother to attempt, and fewer still succeed. There is no single "correct" path to getting a book published. Every author, every book and every career is different.
I really believe we're all meant to live our passion with peace, understanding, and wonder, and share our experiences in every way possible that touch another's heart and lights their eyes. And, these profound waves of technology run smoothly through our storms of life and impact us all to make it happen.