10 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Novelist

  It has been a year and a half since I started this blog, and I thought I would write a retrospective about some of the things I have learned about writing novels and the publishing industry in general that would be some good knowledge for people just starting out.  This post is intended forContinue reading “10 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Novelist”

Brick and Mortar Book Stores: Dreams Gone By

Today I read an article about the future of the brick and mortar book store and even though the self-publishing boon may be calming down to some degree, the dreams that I had of seeing a row of my books on the shelves of Barnes & Noble or another store like that may be longContinue reading “Brick and Mortar Book Stores: Dreams Gone By”

One Book Every Self-Publisher Needs to Devour

I just finished reading a book by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch that is everything a self-publisher needs to know about self-publishing and how to be successful in that area.  It’s called APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur-How to Publish a Book. Basically, it is a book written by someone who knows the industry and how it works,Continue reading “One Book Every Self-Publisher Needs to Devour”

Recorded Our First Podcast: Fanboys on Fiction

Well, we did it.  We have two episodes in the can and plan to release even more as the year goes on.  I now have my own podcast to debut on Sunday night if all goes according to plan.  It’s all part of my many step plan to build my platform as a writer, andContinue reading “Recorded Our First Podcast: Fanboys on Fiction”

Writing a Novel: A Retrospective

This Broken Earth  is finished, as far as the series versions.  I will go back these next few weeks to fine tune and tweak the entire thing so that I might produce them as one volume.  These will include a print edition through CreateSpace, and a Kindle, Nook and iTunes version as well.  After spendingContinue reading “Writing a Novel: A Retrospective”

2 Days Until My Book Releases…Or the World Ends

I received the book back from the proofer (quick job, but thorough) and am finally finished with all the corrections.  Book 3 will hit the Kindle and Nook market on Friday on schedule…unless the world ends. I feel strange since finishing this novel that took about 18 months of my life to complete.  I’m lookingContinue reading “2 Days Until My Book Releases…Or the World Ends”

4 Days Until My Book is Finished…Or the World Ends

Well, I finished writing the rough draft this weekend, cranking out a record of 15,000 words in one weekend.  Crazy.  It is finally finished, though, and now I can begin the editing process over the next few days, let it see a fresh pair of eyes, and then upload it to Kindle and Nook onContinue reading “4 Days Until My Book is Finished…Or the World Ends”

This Broken Earth Book 2: The U.S.S. Ronald Reagan Is On Sale NOW!

Happy Halloween everyone!  I hope all of you who have read the first installment of This Broken Earth are ready because this next installment follows Clayton, Amy, Gideon and Kelly down the mad rabbit hole of danger and suspense as they sail aboard one of the largest aircraft carriers ever constructed toward the utopian city ofContinue reading “This Broken Earth Book 2: The U.S.S. Ronald Reagan Is On Sale NOW!”

The Truth About ISBN Numbers

There are many authors out there who want to publish their books, and publishing through Amazon Kindle or Nook for free seems to be a growing route for most people who desire to circumvent the traditional publishing methods.  The traditional method means sending query after query to a long list of literary agents and thenContinue reading “The Truth About ISBN Numbers”

5 Nearly Free Ways to Promote Your Book

I have enjoyed some success with my latest book This Broken Earth.  Currently Book 1 has been downloaded over 500 times, some of them being sold through Amazon Kindle, Nook and mostly Smashwords as a free download.  This wasn’t easy, however, and took a lot of work on my part, but with a little knowhow andContinue reading “5 Nearly Free Ways to Promote Your Book”