Dear Indie Author, I have a request that might rub you the wrong way, but I'm going to go for it. Would you please release an audiobook version of your latest novel?
This book is very different. First of all, it's set in sun-splashed Miami, where Mr. Welsh currently has one of his residences. It's also written from the perspective of two women. And two women who couldn't be much different from each other. I must confess, I loved this book. I devoured it in a weekend
Writing is hard work, but it's not just fun, sometimes it's bliss. As for writing a novel or any other book, what could be better? Working on one, I feel enveloped, protected, uplifted, transported. It's the best sort of vacation.
To be honest, the most effective marketing that an author can do doesn't involve paying money. Just lots and lots of time and effort. So not free, really, but no-cost financially, at least!
A reading is a performance. Don't ever forget that you're entertaining an audience and interacting with it. You need to see yourself as onstage, and that means getting somebody you trust to give you honest feedback from more than one reading.
When navigating self-publishing, indie authors are faced with countless choices. Decisions must be made on how and where to publish a book, what marketing strategies will be used and whether or not self-publishing is a stepping stone to finding an agent or traditional publisher.
Her story mirrors the story of many writers today. Given the freedom to self publish or traditionally publish, a growing number of proven bestsellers, and first-time authors alike, are choosing to self publish.
Patriotic Betrayal argues eloquently that, no matter how worthy its objectives, a democratic government that crosses the line and subverts the principles it's sworn to uphold forfeits any claim to higher ground.
Agents lie to editors? I remember thinking. Apparently, some do. Editors know it, and it makes their jobs that much harder.
Carey Salerno, Executive Editor of Alice James Books and a Literary Arts Curator supporting the launch of Pen and Brush's new programming, shares what she has learned throughout her career in publishing and her experience as a poet and a writer.
I'm halfway into my first Kickstarter campaign for my latest book, and it's kind of kicking my ass, but in that worthwhile, good-for-you-in-the-long-run, Mr. Miyagi-to-the-Karate Kid kind of way.
If you have a story to tell, it's a wonderful time to be alive. Self-publishing gives authors creative control.
I'm a firm believer that even the most high-profile influencers are reachable if you take the right actions to do so.
Your Amazon ranking has nothing to do with sales. Although many authors are obsessed with it and like to send out mass e-mails to friends and family when the number drops, unfortunately, all your ranking means is that people are looking at your page.
The Book Doctors first met Judith Fertig when she won our Kansas City Pitchapalooza (think American Idol for Books). She was commanding without being overbearing, powerful but warm, a total pro.
I've positively reviewed Patricia Cornwell in the past, but when I had negative things to say about one of her books, some of her fans accused me of being jealous. OK, I have a confession. It's, like, 100 percent true, since she sells more books than I ever will. You know what else? It's true of all book reviewers.
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Published on March 17th, 2015
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