I've blogged about the topic of new and inexperienced publishers in the past, and for those of you who are regular followers of my blog (and probably sick of reading my lectures about using caution when seeking a publisher), I apologize. For those of you who are new here and might be new to writing, … Continue reading Your Pick of Publishers
Dear Indie Author, Congratulations on your amazing accomplishment. You've written a book, which is an incredible achievement. I'm so proud of you! Unfortunately, I was not able to review your book. I know how important reviews are, so I really hate that I can't give you that glowing, five-star review you were looking for. I … Continue reading Dear Indie Author
A few years ago, I belonged to a local writers group. I'd just completed my first novel a few months prior and knew little nothing about the publishing process. The group was a mix of fiction and non-fiction writers, with a few writers who had self-published, a few writers who were in the midst of … Continue reading What Do You Really Think About Self-Publishing?
I'm sure you've all heard the expression, "You get what you pay for." But, how true is this phrase? In the literary world, this phrase doesn't seem to apply. For example, I've found some real gems in the Kindle slush pile for only 99 cents. I've also paid thirteen dollars for a traditionally published book … Continue reading What Are You Worth? (Pricing Indie Books)
As a newbie writer, I resisted the pull of social media for as long as I possibly could. I avoided Facebook, had no clue what Twitter was used for, and shunned the internet altogether. For me, the internet was a necessary evil, a large-scale phone book I referred to when I needed to look up … Continue reading Do You Need a Website?