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 –…

Kindle Singles

As I predicted over two years ago, eBooks will bring readers a resurgence of short fiction. It’s now more accessible. eZines and eReaders have given authors more markets for their short stories, and with the too-busy lifestyle in this culture, short stories provide a quick lunchtime reading escape. It’s a match made in cyberspace. Amazon,…

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…

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 –…

Emerging Author Spotlight: Rhonda Eudaly

This week’s Emerging Author Spotlight is on Rhonda Eudaly and her short story “Defiance” in celebration of Short Story Month 2011 (#ssm2011). Rhonda is as delightful as she is funny. Although she does humor well, she also writes great nonfiction, and she graciously contributed an essay for my book Publishing & Marketing Realities for the…

Emerging Author Spotlight: Craig Wallwork

This week’s Emerging Author Spotlight is on Craig Wallwork and his short story “Morning Birdsong and the Hell Demons” in celebration of Short Story Month 2011 (#ssm2011) I seriously laughed out loud while reading this piece. Several times. It’s published with The Jersey Devil Press, and it’s definitely worth a read. Craig has many more…

Emerging Author Spotlight: Adrienne Crezo & Short Story Month 2011

Thanks to the Best Damn Creative Writing Blog, I found out yesterday that May is National Short Story month! Huzzah! Each Wednesday throughout the month of May, I’ll be featuring at least one new short story from an emerging author and one from an established author. Additionally, I am making a commitment to write one…