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dale-estey's picture
Apr.01.2014
There are not too many markets for beginning writers. If you are one, or if you know of one (a safe bet) then guide them to the Amazon "Day One" site. If they like what they see - then submit. [DE]   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  Amazon’s Literary Journal Day One is Seeking Submissions...
nina-amir's picture
Mar.05.2014
Inspiration hits. The light bulb goes on. You’ve got a passion, and you pursue it. You see a need, and you fill it. There’s a question, and you answer it. You have a purpose, and you fulfill it. These are all great reasons to begin writing a nonfiction book. And most writers, when struck by a good...
aliza-sherman's picture
Dec.24.2013
Authors don’t just write books. We are also marketers for our books and salespeople for our books. With the explosion of social media and even mobile media, we have many more tools at our disposal to leverage for book marketing and sales. Here are some tools you may want to explore for your book. 1...
aliza-sherman's picture
Dec.06.2013
Last week, I blogged about several ways you can use Facebook to help promote your book. This week, lets take a closer look at specific ways to market your book on Twitter. First, make sure your Twitter page is designed to feature your book front and center. Then find ways to post more visual tweets...
dale-estey's picture
Oct.22.2013
No cookie cutter, dumbed down, mass marketed, by-the-numbers novels here. The new Man Booker prize winner has written a real book, tipping the scales at 832 pages of a historical tale. Yes, they are still writing - and publishing - books of thought and substance. The prize itself will...
sherry-parnell's picture
Feb.08.2013
Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Most of us have been taught the social graces necessary to behave properly in polite society; however, a good number has either chosen to forget or refuses to comply.  Good manners shouldn't be a cultural convention...
dale-estey's picture
May.21.2012
It is probably not that type of men's fiction. In fact, this fiction is described as "...plot-driven and exciting, where one thing happens after another”. Which is pretty straight forward. And with print markets for fiction drying up, the more the better, say I. (full article) http://mediadecoder....
dale-estey's picture
Apr.25.2012
Some publishers face an Antitrust lawsuit in the US. I expect the courts will, in some manner, sort out the problem. That's their job. One aspect of the suit certainly deals with the way traditional publishers are dealing with eBooks. I suggest that they embrace (or eBrace) the situation. Digital...
dale-estey's picture
Feb.24.2012
I would, too. In fact, I have a number of adult novels. I am willing to undercut JK Rowling by a few (just a few) millions on an advance. Still, I fully admit she earns every farthing.   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * JK Rowling and the dangerous leap: Harry Potter author hopes to be just as...
dale-estey's picture
Jan.17.2012
Books are not going away - they are selling better than ever. Since the Christmas holiday rush, both eBooks and paper books have increased in sales. There has been a larger surge in eBooks than their paper brethren, but that fits in with the deluge of eReaders which were given as gifts for...