Amazing Amazon (Podcast)

An introduction to some of Amazon’s wonderful programs and options for the Emerging Author. Amazon, as I state in my book, is truly the indie author’s best friend in many ways. Here are a few things available to authors and their work via Amazon, now considered a Big Boy Publisher! Make the most of your…

Writer Beware! (Podcast)

There are too many people calling themselves publishers and agents who are just preying on the author’s dreams. Learn what to watch out for and how to avoid the most common scams. Protect yourself and your hard work. Publishing & Marketing Realities: Episode 22 – Writer Beware! Original Blog Post: Writer Beware & Beware: Agents…

Feeling Successful (Podcast)

It is so very important to feel successful along the way. A career as a writer is a long, hard road. Pace yourself. Set benchmark goals along the way, and ensure that you feel successful while you build your author platform and cultivate your networks. Publishing & Marketing Realities: Episode 21 – Feeling Successful. Original…

Kindle Indie Bookstore

A few months ago, Amazon announced the Kindle Indie Bookstore, a place where emerging authors and their books are showcased by Amazon, giving them higher visibility for potential readers. Awesome, if you’re chosen. Currently, there is no submission process, and Amazon chooses these showcased authors by “a combination of automated techniques and editorial activities to…

Give A Little Respect (Podcast)

We’re all colleagues. Whether one is published through a New York Big Boy, self-published, or with a small indie press, we’re all authors trying to get our work in front of an audience and to build an author platform. Show respect to yourself and your colleagues. Play nice. Publishing & Marketing Realities: Episode 20 –…

eBook & eReader Sales (Podcast)

eBooks sales have surpassed both paperback and hardback combined. eReader sales are increasing, and with the new low-priced Kindle (with some bloggers predicting they’ll soon be free), eBooks are the emerging authors greatest chance to find new readers. Publishing & Marketing Realities: Episode 19 – eBook & eReader Sales. Original Blog Posts: Percentage of eReaders…

Totally Square (Podcast)

Don’t lose a sale. Learn about this little handy (and really cool) device that will allow you to take credit cards right on your smart phone! No contracts or monthly fees. And no, they’re not paying me, but they should be! I pimp the SQUARE wherever I can, just because it’s so fricken cool! Original…

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…

eBook Revolution, Part 2 (Podcast)

The time of the eBook is now. eBooks sales have surpassed both paperback and hardback combined. Through this revolution, emerging authors have a better chance than ever to be seen and to find their readers. Through Amazon’s Kindle and other eBook platforms, now readers can find you, too. Learn how to utilize Amazon’s KDP, B&N’s…

eBook Revolution (Podcast)

The time of the eBook is now. eBooks sales have surpassed both paperback and hardback combined. Through this revolution, emerging authors have a better chance than ever to be seen and to find their readers. Through Amazon’s Kindle and other eBook platforms, now readers can find you, too. Publishing & Marketing Realities: Episode 16 –…