Why I Quit the Indiegogo Campaign

So you may have noticed that I cancelled the Indiegogo campaign.  It was an experiment anyway, and since I hadn’t heard a peep from anyone wanting to fund the print edition of my book I decided to not be embarrassed at the end of the 45 day run to find that no one had fundedContinue reading “Why I Quit the Indiegogo Campaign”

Crowd Funding Your Novel: Pros and Cons

  Let’s face it.  Funding your own novel is an expensive process.  Even if you are a self-starter like myself who would just as well publish a print copy and e-copies of my book through Amazon Createspace, it still takes gold to get the publicity and advertising you need, not to mention the dough forContinue reading “Crowd Funding Your Novel: Pros and Cons”

Ender’s Game: A Long Awaited Movie

Fans of Orson Scott Card were giddy this week as the trailer for the long awaited film based on his classic novel Ender’s Game hit the internet.  Here is the trailer: In 1977 when this book released I was in 2nd grade and Star Wars had just hit theaters.  It wasn’t until Jedi was released inContinue reading “Ender’s Game: A Long Awaited Movie”

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”

Book Release Party: The Lost Crew

As a writer, it is always important to surround yourself with other writers.  However, my good friend Ryan McKinley wasn’t writing much at all when I met him almost 10 years ago, but that has changed dramatically since 2007. My other good friend Jerry Bennett wasn’t a full time artist when I met him almostContinue reading “Book Release Party: The Lost Crew”

Self-Publishing News: A Round-Up of the Week’s Best Stories

This week I decided to post links to all the stories I have been reading while keeping up with the self-publishing industry.  As a self-published author, it is necessary for me to keep up with industry trends so that I might understand the evolving nature of this market.  Here are a few I felt wereContinue reading “Self-Publishing News: A Round-Up of the Week’s Best Stories”

An Interview With Best Selling Author Jonathan Gunson

This week I caught up with author Jonathan Gunson, creator of the best selling book The Merlin Mystery.  He has also written a fantastic book about how to virally market a book to an audience and to the publishing industry.  I want to thank him for taking the time to answer my questions. 1.  HowContinue reading “An Interview With Best Selling Author Jonathan Gunson”