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jm-cornwell's picture
Mar.15.2011
I've read other authors who go through the same thing, so I am not that unique. I am of two minds: my books will end up on the best sellers list and my books will never be read and no one will know my work or my name. It is that constant war between confidence and fear that sometimes keeps me going...
meg-waite-clayton's picture
Mar.14.2011
The Four Ms. Bradwells is going into a second printing eight days before it even comes out. I would explain how this happens if I knew, but I don't. I just know it's very good news. It comes on the heels of a lovely piece yesterday which calls it "a thriller of a whodunit, a tender love story...
madeline-sharples's picture
Feb.09.2011
I've finished my final review of my book's design and galleys and sent off my notes to my Lucky Press publisher. Next steps are sending out review copies, getting back comments and hopefully some good blurbs for the back of the dust jacket, and then the book's Mother's Day release. Right after that...
bob-mustin's picture
Jan.31.2011
I've been looking for ways to break into social media for book promotion, and that led me once again to You Tube. After watching a couple of videos on the power of social media, YouTube point its digital finger to a couple of videos used to promote books. I'd like to share these with those of you...
thomas-burchfield's picture
Dec.20.2010
A version of this, with photo, is available at my web page, A Curious Man.   (In my last two posts, I’ve written about some of the challenges I’ve faced wearing two hats as both an independent publisher and author of the contemporary Dracula novel Dragon’s Ark. I closed with a worried...
thomas-burchfield's picture
Dec.20.2010
(In my last two posts, I’ve written about some of the challenges I’ve faced wearing two hats as both an independent publisher and author of the contemporary Dracula novel Dragon’s Ark. I closed with a worried tremble in my voice, concerned with the fate of the publisher/author who’s unable to...
thomas-burchfield's picture
Dec.17.2010
A version of this piece--with a nice photo--can be read at my webpage, A Curious Man   (Second in a series) Like I wrote here a few days ago, I’m busy. My proofread of Dragon’s Ark speeds along now, without crashes. After I print out the Adobe file for hardcopy proofreading, I close the...
ernie-j-zelinski's picture
Dec.14.2010
Here is an interesting "fact" that you likely didn't know. In an article about how advertisers and corporations are experimenting with ways to advertise to consumers while they read their e-books, a Wall Street Journal reporter states, "most books sell only a few hundred thousand...
kirsten-imani-kasai's picture
Dec.09.2010
Before today, authors did not have access to their Nielsen BookScan sales records (which track about 75 percent of print retail sales in the U.S.). BookScan records have preiviously only been available to publishers—at a price. With the tectonic upheavals the publishing indistry’s been experiencing...
catherine-ryan-hyde's picture
Dec.09.2010
Marla Miller is an old friend and former colleague from the Santa Barbara Writer's Conference.  She hosts a great site for "writers on the road" (meaning the figurative road to publication), and now I've joined with her to provide some curriculum to fellow writers. My first contribution...