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Smart and Sexy Romance with Author Nicola Rendell

Mara White | Posted 12.02.2016 | Home
Mara White

Nicola Rendell sprang onto the romance scene this year with a fresh, funny and intelligent voice that immediately captured the attention of romance re...

K. Larsen: On Moving from Romance to Suspense

Mara White | Posted 11.21.2016 | Home
Mara White

K. Larsen is a romantic suspense novelist from Maine. She's written over a dozen novels and is a master of the unexpected plot twist. Larsen's latest ...

5 Tips for Booking Prestigious Speaking Gigs

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 11.21.2016 | Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

Back in my 20s and 30s, I made my living as a Jewish multicultural educator, lecturing at prestigious venues like Harvard University and Barnard Cente...

Keep These Tips in Mind When Considering Self-Publishing a Book

Quora | Posted 10.14.2016 | Home

What factors should I keep in mind if I want to self-publish a book? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling que...

Stephanie Bond on why she credits her success with self-publishing to the hard-knocks she got when she pubbed "traditionally"

IndieReader | Posted 09.14.2016 | Home

Originally posted at IndieReader Atlanta novelist Stephanie Bond walked away from a corporate career in computer programming to write fiction full-ti...

Self-Published Book Beats the Odds By Making New York Times Bestseller List

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 09.08.2016 | Home
Eva Lesko Natiello

photo by Esteban When I self-published my book, admittedly, it was the last resort. It was the backup plan if I had failed to sell it to a trade publ...

Exploring Amazon Kindle's Marketing Tools

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 09.01.2016 | Home
Nick Kolakowski

In my last column, I talked about dipping my toe into the frothy waters of self-publishing after years of relying on traditional publishing houses. At...

Jumping Into Self-Publishing: An Author's Perspective

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 08.29.2016 | Home
Nick Kolakowski

I'm what you'd call a midlist author: every couple years, I publish a book that does reasonably well. I haven't been to the top of the bestseller lists, but (he said dryly) my books have ended up on the front cover of a couple prominent remainder catalogs. I earn royalties and advances, but I also have a day job.

America's Favorite Book Show To Leave Television? Publishing Industry, Stand Up And Save It!

Dick Guttman | Posted 08.24.2016 | Home
Dick Guttman

Yes, the lauded national program about books, Barry Kibricks' Between the Lines which airs on 160 PBS stations, is now on the endangered list. Without new funding, this must-viewing show for book readers is down to its final three episodes.

Amazon Is Less Great for Customers and Indie Authors

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 08.16.2016 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Amazon. Wow! It was the internet phenomenon that revolutionized retail selling through its ease of use and customer service.* Amazon's web site was se...

Give Me All Your Loving: 15 BDSM Authors You Should Be Reading

Mara White | Posted 07.29.2016 | Home
Mara White

BDSM (bondage, discipline, domination, submission, sadism and masochism) elements are often a component of erotic romance novels. Sometimes the themes...

The Plight of Naïve and Renegade Authors

Brooke Warner | Posted 07.28.2016 | Home
Brooke Warner

I work in an industry that has difficult to measure and sometimes subjective standards. As the saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Most authors are in love with their book babies, as they should be, but one of the pitfalls of self-publishing has been--and continues to be--authors who either don't know what they don't know, or who go renegade at some point during their publication process.

Author Mary Elizabeth on Fandom and Bad Boys

Mara White | Posted 07.07.2016 | Home
Mara White

Mary Elizabeth is a contemporary fiction and new adult romance writer with a huge and loyal fan base. She lives in Southern California with her family, styling hair by day and crafting addictive stories by night. Her latest novel, Low, was an Amazon best-seller and chronicles two bank robbing bandits in love and on the lam.

Recommended Reading: #GoIndie With Jenny Bravo

Katie Li | Posted 07.01.2016 | Home
Katie Li

When I decided to self-publish my first book, my biggest fear was that I would be alone and unsupported. I quickly learned that I had nothing to worry...

Jeff Bezos and Amazon's Book Review Policy Is Destroying Indie Authors' Ability to Sell Books

Anthony Papa | Posted 06.06.2016 | Home
Anthony Papa

Without a doubt it has been a struggle to bring my story to the big screen. But now I realize, it's even harder to get an online review posted on Amazon because of the unfair book review policy they have.

Louise Bay on Choosing Romance over Law and Finding Inspiration in Prince Lyrics

Mara White | Posted 05.05.2016 | Home
Mara White

Louise Bay is a USA Today best-selling contemporary romance writer. Author of the novels, Faithful and Hopeful as well as the Empire State Series, Bay...

You've Never Been on a Ride Like This Before

Mara White | Posted 04.18.2016 | Home
Mara White

Motorcycle Club themed romances novels are their very on genre. These stories mix bad boys and bikes with oftentimes, innocent heroines who are just waiting to be corrupted. Fraternity is not taken lightly and membership is forever.

Which Authors Get to Be 'Indie'?

Brooke Warner | Posted 03.01.2017 | Home
Brooke Warner

Because of the rise of self-publishing, book publishing has adopted an us versus them position that's not good for any author.

Self-Published Book Bumps 'The Girl On the Train' Out of the Top Spot

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 02.09.2017 | Home
Eva Lesko Natiello

photo by MTA The day my book got to the number one spot on the psychological thriller best seller list, I knew it finally bumped The Girl On The Train...

Meet Elise Kova

Kaavya Raman | Posted 01.18.2017 | Home
Kaavya Raman

Independent authors are responsible for several aspects of their career. From interacting with fans to promoting new books, indie authors work as hard as they can to establish their presence in the writing community. A notable paradigm is Elise Kova, author of the Air Awakens series.

Vow to Write Better, Not Faster in 2016, Despite Our Binge-Loving Culture

Holly Robinson | Posted 01.09.2017 | Home
Holly Robinson

My resolution for 2016 is to resist any outside pressure to speed up my fiction, whether it comes from the publishing world, my writer friends, or the marketplace. Instead, I will write the kind of fiction that feeds my soul and, I hope, sings for my readers, no matter how long it takes.

There Is No Such Thing as Failure

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 01.08.2017 | Home
Eva Lesko Natiello

In a world that prizes how fast something can be done, we are no longer allowing ourselves to sit in the middle of a mistake or a failed attempt and mull it over, view it differently, or to even make a mistake at all.

Balance and Breaking Even with Lisa De Jong

Mara White | Posted 12.30.2016 | Home
Mara White

Bestselling contemporary romance writer, Lisa De Jong, balances motherhood, a full-time job and the responsibilities of being a prolific indie author. Her latest book, Break Even, released right after Christmas and has been topping the Amazon genre lists.

Authors and the Characters We Love: It's Not Easy Setting Them Free

Rachel Blaufeld | Posted 12.04.2016 | Home
Rachel Blaufeld

After putting a few finishing touches on my latest work-in-progress and sending it to my editor, a huge let-down washed over me.

The Keys to Publishing Success Are in Your Hands

Kristen Houghton | Posted 12.04.2016 | Home
Kristen Houghton

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.