Cara McKenna is an award-winning romance and erotica writer who also publishes under the name Meg Maguire. Her stories are as smart as they are sexy, full of emotional depth and complex characters. Her latest book, Badger, defies the conventions of genre writing and rises to be a stunning and unique creation in a league of its own.
To open your mind with new ideas and learn more about Matryoshka dolls, tantric sex and what the heck laughter yoga is, I'd recommend a good short read of Matryoshka: Uncovering Your Many Selves Through Writing.
Recently, we've worked with several authors who have been bogged down by stumbling blocks from their publishers. These stumbling blocks include everything from not having access or control over their eBook, to being forced to buy marketing programs that not only don't move the needle, but can also negatively impact your book.
I've been thinking about the dual and sometimes controversial role of being both an author and a blogger. About what it's like to inhabit both of those roles, and whether or not you have to access a different part of yourself or if you can perform both things simultaneously? I was lucky enough to interview some of the most prolific romance book bloggers-turned-authors, who are writing today.
All great authors know that a killer first line is almost more important than the first few pages, and authors put in hours of work just to get the right sentence on paper.
This is the second in my series of blog posts about ebook creation. It was originally posted on Joel Friedlander’s wonder resource site, TheBook...
If the publishing world is changing it is because of the many ways authors are choosing to find and expand their audiences through self-publishing. One of the newest ways to find an audience is by being an ebook-only author.
There's been a lot of chatter lately about how a certain ebook website has started legal proceedings against hundreds of 'unidentified' reviewers who ...
1. We're more likely to be cry-laughing than popping champagne as we hit that deadline. We have to say goodbye to some of our very favorite people. ...
As self-published authors, it's important that we build a professional image to differentiate us from the thousands of others ebook authors out there....
Getting your book published is no longer a 'wait-and-hope' proposition. There are so many ways to get published today that no author has to go through the process of submitting a proposal (non-fiction) or a full manuscript (fiction) to literary agents and endure the agonizing wait to see if it's accepted by them and then wait some more for the agent to make a deal with a publisher.
So you've written a book demonstrating your authority in your field of expertise. Great! Now you want people to read it. In addition to announcing your book's release in a syndicated Press Release, don't forget these effective ways to get the word ou
Few things are more daunting than staring at that blank computer screen after you've made the decision to write your first book. But it doesn't have to be so overwhelming. I break the process down into the four Cs.
At the end of the day, don't buy the hype. Traditionally published eTextbooks often aren't all they're cracked up to be. If we want a world where learning materials are actually effective, ac-cessible, and affordable, we need to invest in open textbooks.
You might offer a great product or service, but does anyone else realize that? The fact is, you've got to get more people to "raise their hands" to work with you if you want to accelerate your success.
Employee engagement has become a hot management topic. Engaged employees, who willingly perform beyond what is set out in their job description, are perceived as the new source of competitive advantage.