Emerging Author Spotlight: Rickey Pittman

Guest post by emerging author Rickey Pittman… The Stories Left Out of the History Books I am a storyteller and I search for the stories that have been lost, forgotten, or neglected, the stories that have been left out of the history books.  Sometimes I search for them–sometimes they come to me while I’m searching…

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….

Power of the Zephyr Now on Amazon!

As of today, our new book POWER OF THE ZEPHYR is available in paperback via Amazon.com. BUY NOW! Within the next week, it will also be available in various eBook formats, including Kindle and Nook. Stay tuned!

Podcasts & Zephyr

Forgive my absence, friends. Starting in September, the Rowan of the Wood Podcasted fiction will return, and hopefully, so will the publishing & marketing podcast. Also, the 4th book in the Rowan of the Wood series, Power of the Zephyr is at the printers! We’re getting our final proof right after labor day, which means…

Pre-Order Power of the Zephyr NOW!

The new cover is HERE! And isn’t it gorgeous? Thanks to the amazing talents of J. R. Fleming, who created the illustration, we have a beautiful new cover for the long-awaited 4th book in our Rowan of the Wood fantasy series. Our first print run will be very small, so pre-order your author-signed copy now…

Little-in-Big Stories

  This guest post was riginally posted on May 7, 2012 at Making It Up As I Go by emerging author Dan Thompson. Excellent blog. He’s got another great recent article about marketing, or Unmarketing, as he puts it. Check him out! —-{—-{@   One of my favorite kinds of stories isn’t identifiable by ray…

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…

Killing Themselves Over eBooks

I’ve said it before myself. NY Big Boy Publishers are only hurting themselves (well, along with their readers and their authors, I suppose) with their stance on eBooks. Here is an interesting blog post on the subject of DRM by author Charlie Stross: “Cutting Their Own Throats” Excerpt: The corporate drive for DRM is motivated…