5 Reasons Why Writers Need Social Media

As a writer, I would say that social media has to be one of the greatest tools I could use to get the word out about my work.  When I published my first book, I used Facebook to announce book signings and updates about how the book was selling. That was 2009, and I’ve beenContinue reading “5 Reasons Why Writers Need Social Media”

Paying Someone to Publish Your E-Book: Pros and Cons

I’m pretty tech savvy, but this is not true of everyone.  There are a multitude of services out there that will produce an e-book for a decent price.  Be wary of some of them because they are a scam, and always get everything in writing even if it is an e-mail.  Remember: Amazon Kindle Direct willContinue reading “Paying Someone to Publish Your E-Book: Pros and Cons”

Writing For Friends: When Do You Charge Them?

I recently had the pleasure of being asked to write a motivational book for a friend who is a motivational speaker.  It wasn’t much, just a 7 day booklet that had five very short stories or vignettes that illustrated 7 different concepts about teen leadership.  The booklet was really successful, and I did the work proContinue reading “Writing For Friends: When Do You Charge Them?”

Using Kindle Singles To Boost Your Fan Base

If you are reading this and you are a novelist and you are slaving away at a novel, this post is for you.  You probably have a publisher set deadline or you have set your own if you are a self-publisher like me.  Here is something you can do on those days when you getContinue reading “Using Kindle Singles To Boost Your Fan Base”

Successful Self-Publisher Offers Good Advice

Today I read an article about Charles Orlando and how he turned down the traditional publishing houses to self-publish and had fantastic success. He published through Amazon Createspace and then spent a lot of time blogging and networking through social media, building a fan base and promoting his books through them.  He has already publishedContinue reading “Successful Self-Publisher Offers Good Advice”

Check This Article: Matthew Ingram Tells It Like It Is

Originally posted on Gigaom:
As more authors choose to do an end-run around the traditional book business by going the self-publishing route, traditional publishers are finding it harder and harder to justify their existence. While some have risen to the industry’s defence — arguing that a good publisher helps refine a book, or acts as…

5 Reasons Why the Self Publishing Industry Will Last

I read an article yesterday entitled “The Self-ePublishing Bubble” on The Guardian.  Ewan Morrison writes that according to basic economics, the ePublishing bubble is indeed a “bubble” like the housing “bubble” and the internet “bubble” and will soon burst so we can all stop being silly and realize that traditional publishing is tried and trueContinue reading “5 Reasons Why the Self Publishing Industry Will Last”

5 Things You Should Know About Graphicly: For Comic Book Self-Publishing

I have a very dear friend who is probably one of the most amazing artists I have ever known.  All he has ever been about is art, but his dream is to publish comic books of his own design.  He has some fantastic ideas, ideas that are unique and would reach a wide audience.  IfContinue reading “5 Things You Should Know About Graphicly: For Comic Book Self-Publishing”

How will SOPA and PIPA Affect the Self-Publishing Industry?

I suppose you have been to Wikipedia today only to find that it takes you to a site informing you about SOPA and PIPA, bills before our legislature right now that will forever change the way we see the internet. I spent 5 weeks in China, who use the same internet filtering and blocking technologyContinue reading “How will SOPA and PIPA Affect the Self-Publishing Industry?”

Two of My Books Now Available on All Other e-Formats!

I am pleased to announce that two of my books The Transgression Box and Notes From the NICU: Overcoming Catastrophic Trial are now available on all other e-formats as well as Amazon Kindle.  Just follow the links below to get your copy.  They are only .99 cents each! The Transgression Box: For Nook or onContinue reading “Two of My Books Now Available on All Other e-Formats!”