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Your Writing Career, Are You As Serious As You Pretend?

Kanarian Kindred | Posted 01.10.2017 | Healthy Living
Kanarian Kindred

As a youth I was raised to believe no one owes you anything. Therefore, I tend to look at situations in an objective view, instead of dealing mostly o...

Self-Publishing: An Insult to the Written Word or a Boon to the Industry?

Samita Sarkar | Posted 01.03.2017 | Books
Samita Sarkar

In an article by author Laurie Gough titled Self-Publishing: An Insult to the Written Word, she argues that self-publishing is devaluing to the art of...

Self-Publishing: An Insult To The Written Word?

Laurie Gough | Posted 01.14.2017 | Books
Laurie Gough

I'd rather share a cabin on a Disney cruise with Donald Trump than self-publish.

Smart and Sexy Romance with Author Nicola Rendell

Mara White | Posted 12.02.2016 | Books
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...

Emma Scott: An Infinite Supply of Love

Mara White | Posted 12.01.2016 | Books
Mara White

Emma Scott is a contemporary romance writer and the author of the Full Tilt duet. She writes about flawed characters with artistic hearts and wholehea...

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

Quora | Posted 10.14.2016 | Books
Quora

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...

Evolution of Libraries: What That Means for Self-Published Books

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 10.13.2016 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

photo by Jan David Hanrath I had the pleasure, recently, to be the guest speaker at the annual reception of LUCC: Libraries of Union County Consortiu...

To Every Entrepreneur Who Won't Write Their Book--It's Time

Tucker Max | Posted 09.28.2016 | Books
Tucker Max

As an entrepreneur, what do you really need? What does every entrepreneur always want more of, especially for their business? Attention.

5 Amazon.com Best-seller Strategies for Kindle Self-Published Authors

Saba Tekle | Posted 09.26.2016 | Impact
Saba Tekle

Have you ever wanted to be a best-selling author? Well, it's much easier than you think even if you self-publish.

The 3 Models of Modern Publishing -- And How You Should Choose

Tucker Max | Posted 09.21.2016 | Books
Tucker Max

If you're reading this, you've already written a book, or you are seriously considering it. Now the question you want answered is, "What's the best book publishing option for me?"

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

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 09.08.2016 | Books
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...

The (Secret) Way Bestselling Authors Edit Their Writing

Tucker Max | Posted 09.07.2016 | Books
Tucker Max

Your job in the revision stage is to make sure that your book says what you want it to say, in the way that you want to say it. This is your book and your voice, after all.

Jumping Into Self-Publishing: An Author's Perspective

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 08.29.2016 | Books
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.

10 Trends Driving The Future Of Authorship

Mark Coker | Posted 08.08.2016 | Books
Mark Coker

For writers, the future of book publishing offers opportunity and peril. Here are 10 trends shaping the future for authors.

The New Barnes & Noble: Attracting Readers, Not Authors

Kallen Diggs | Posted 08.05.2016 | Business
Kallen Diggs

For most indie authors, Barnes & Noble can be their worst enemy. Why? Well, there are not very friendly. I only got a book signing there because of my publisher (Morgan James Publishing). Although, it was not worth my time there at all.

Publishing Scam Artists: How to Spot Them

Samita Sarkar | Posted 07.28.2016 | Books
Samita Sarkar

Vanity presses, otherwise known as "self-publishing companies" or "subsidy publishers," will publish any book written by anyone with a large bank account and a spendthrift attitude. In the ocean of publishing, vanity presses are the sharks.

On Vanity Presses, True Self-Publishing, and One Author's Tenacity

Samita Sarkar | Posted 08.22.2016 | Books
Samita Sarkar

In a nutshell, Medley admits that Gardham has sold a solid number of books over the years, but questions whether or not it was worth the effort. The entire piece is oozing with thinly veiled pity for Gardham, who hopes to someday catch the eye of an agency or traditional publishing company.

4 Strategies for Becoming an Expert in Something You're Passionate About

Jack Choros | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Jack Choros

Very few people in this world actually get to go to work every day and do what they really love for a living. Any freelance writer, actor, artist, mus...

The Basics of Your Author Platform

Kylie Dunn | Posted 07.24.2016 | Entertainment
Kylie Dunn

"You must have an author platform!" Everyone keeps saying this, but what does that mean? And how do you go about it? Basically, your author platform...

Poets and Aliens: An Interview with Daniel Arenson, Author of "Earth Alone"

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 07.18.2016 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

A bestseller less than a month after its release, Daniel Arenson's military science fiction novel Earth Alone is full of soul. Set in a horrid dystopia in which Earth has been devastated by alien invaders, the book is about the humanity that shines even in a time of privation and war.

Why I'm Writing And Publishing 9 New Books This Year

Jennifer Blanchard | Posted 07.12.2016 | Books
Jennifer Blanchard

When you first read that headline, you probably thought I was going to say I'm doing it because I'm dying and want to rush and get my books out there before I kick the bucket. And well, you wouldn't be totally wrong.

Getting Published -- and Read -- in Today's Book Market

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 07.11.2016 | Books
Barbara Falconer Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I thought I knew everything there was to know about getting published: How to write the perfect pitch for my book. How to...

Are Books On Life Support? Hardly...

Ahmad Raza | Posted 06.21.2016 | Books
Ahmad Raza

Who doesn't love getting comfy in bed and curling up with a good book on a rainy day? There's something about the sound of rain hitting the roof as pages turn that puts me at ease. But to be honest, I couldn't tell you the last time I actually visited a bookstore. My entire library of books has been transformed into zeros and ones that display on my iPad or iPhone whenever they're summoned.

An Old School Writer Adapts to the New Publishing Landscape

beth brophy | Posted 06.16.2016 | Books
beth brophy

This journey is forcing me to leave my comfort zone and push on. I'm hoping to prove that a dinosaur can adapt to her new terrain, and not succumb to extinction.

How to Market Your Self-Published Book Without A Budget Or Audience (Yet)

Samita Sarkar | Posted 06.15.2016 | Books
Samita Sarkar

When I first began my book publishing journey, even writing a book seemed like such a lofty goal. But publishing, and then marketing it on my own? An insurmountable feat.