10 Facebook Status Updates After Being Turned Into a Vampire

This post copied from the original source HERE. Social networking sites have us in the habit of sharing every facet of our lives, from the menial to the monumental. When something happens in our lives, we just need to post it, don’t we? So after watching the Twilight series the other night, we wondered: what…

How is Self-Publishing Affecting the Publishing Industry?

The following is a guest post by Vanessa Lang. Disclaimer, I’m not a fan of Lulu.com for reasons I’ll outline in a future blog. One of the main ones is that CreateSpace does the same thing, does it better, and offers more for the emerging author. —- The growing popularity if self-publishing has people wondering…

10 Technologies Vampires Could Use to Lure Their Prey

ORIGINAL POST Considering how profoundly it’s changed our lives, it’s small wonder that high tech has infiltrated the furthest reaches of society, and beyond. Consider the vampire. Once resigned to roaming the shadows in search of victims, save for the occasional flight of fancy in the form of a bat, these denizens of the dark…

Guest Post: Editor-Phobia

The following is a guest post by Muffy Morrigan: In all the years I’ve been around the publishing business, the one thing I’ve noticed is many people have a fear of editors. The fear has become so great, in fact, that more and more people are not even calling editors “editors” but using “beta” instead….

From Bookstore to Publisher…the Revolution of Amazon.com

Guest Post by Sabrina Jackson: In this day in age, we take to Amazon.com for pretty much anything our hearts desire.  Not only can you access the site to purchase that new book by your favorite author…but while you’re at it you can also add a plasma TV along with gourmet foods and wine to…

Emerging Author Spotlight: Ian Fydell

(The following is a guest post by Emerging Author Ian Fydell) How many of you have ever looked up at the stars and wondered what’s out there? I bet many of you have. When I was seven years old my parents took me to see a movie some of you may know. It was a…

Guest Post: Publishing – Why It Just Isn’t the Same

Guest Post by Dee Mason. Book publishers must be sitting uneasily right about now. With the recent launch of four new kindle editions (including one that’s bound to take some market share from the iPad), it’s for certain that Amazon is betting on e-publishing as the wave of the future. In this year alone, we’ve…

Top 5 Things Emerging Authors Can Do to Sell More Books

As is the struggle for every author, you must find your audience. Last week we discussed “The Right Followers,” and this week we’re going to talk about how to find the right readers. Although it’s never easy to find your readers, they’re out there. And with the internet and social networks, it’s easier than ever…

Go Beyond: Promoting Steampunk Outside Comfort Zones

This week’s Emerging Author Spotlight: a guest post by Tee Morris. Originally posted on O. M. Grey’s blog yesterday. —-{—-{@ Gentle reader, it may not come as a surprise to you that the lovely and delicious O.M. Grey has invited me to talk about steampunk as Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel hits the…

Using Public Speaking to Market Your Book

A Guest Post by Denniger Bolton. This essay will appear in my forthcoming book Publishing and Marketing Realities for the Emerging Author. —-{—-{@ Your willingness to do “whatever it takes” to reach your goals is the key ingredient to success in any endeavor. However, most writers I know, not all but most, are solitary souls…