Second Edition Now Available + Free Books to Writing Groups!

It’s out! It’s finally out! The SECOND EDITION to my Amazon bestselling Publishing and Marketing Realities for the Emerging Author is now available for purchase via paperback or download for your KINDLE (or Kindle App on smart phones, tablets, or computers). If you’ve got a Kindle Fire, you’ll even get color photographs and screen shots!…

P&MR Second Edition Coming Soon!

Coming very soon, like in March, the new, improved, updated Publishing & Marketing Realities for the Emerging Author, Second Edition. So much has changed in the past two years since I wrote this book, that it’s high time for an update. In the second edition, MAJOR CHANGES to LSI and CreateSpace as viable publishing options….

Process, Word Count, and Inspiration

Being a writer means you write. A lot. Like, everyday. I’ve been there, staring at a blank page not knowing how to begin, but I also know that the only important thing is to begin. However you begin. It’s at this point, when either I don’t know how to begin or I don’t know how…

Emerging Author Spotlight: O. M. Grey 2012 Blog Tour!

Please join me as my alter ego, O. M. Grey, embarks on a blog tour next week for her (our/my :-D) YA paranormal romance novel The Zombies of Mesmer! There will be guest posts and poetry and giveaways, like books, gift cards, amigurumi, and A KINDLE! Stay tuned…and look for a blog tour of my…

Publishing & Marketing Realities: 2nd Edition!

In the coming weeks, I’m going to be revising my popular Publishing and Marketing Realities for the Emerging Author for a second edition release. There have been many, many changes over the past 18 months, and I’d like to incorporate at least some of those changes in publishing as well as marketing in my book….

Automation vs. Scheduled Tweets

There is a difference! I’ve been calling it automated tweets all this time, but what I really mean to say is scheduled tweets. Even if it’s recurring scheduled tweets. Read this article on WeblogBetter: Scheduled Tweets vs. Automated Tweets – There is a Difference. Excerpt: Automated tweets are just automation in the absence of human…

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…

Apple & the eBook Revolution

Later this month, sources claim that Apple won’t be talking about the latest techno-gadget they made before everyone else. They’re known for their cutting-edge technology, quality products, and elitist pricing, but this month’s Apple event won’t focus on any of that. This month, they’re talking eBooks and eBook Publishing through their iBook platform. Yay! See…

Amazon’s KDP Select

Early last month, Amazon introduced their KDP Select Program for Kindle authors. This is a way to earn added royalties, use added promotional tools for your title, and get prime visibility on Amazon.com. Through KDP Select, Amazon Prime members can read any KDP Select Kindle eBook for free through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. From…

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….