Ongoing Debates: Book Reviews and Digital vs. Print

Today I have the honor of appearing on two blogs, both great resources for writers. Gina's Library is a big supporter of books and authors. She works with both individual authors ¬†and organized book blog tours. That's a big task and one that is sincerely appreciated. Today, I am appearing on her blog to answer …

Is Shelfari Good for Authors?

I am normally a fan of most things Amazon. The service is (overall) great and I'm not just speaking about ordering and publishing books. In fact, during the holidays, I spend way too much time with Amazon. Even so, I'm not sure how I feel yet about their newish "book community" site, Shelfari. For one …

Baby Grand: Interview With Dina Santorelli

Even before Dina Santorelli published BABY GRAND, she was already an accomplished writer and editor. Last year, she published her debut novel, BABY GRAND, a fast-paced thriller, beautifully written with strong characters and surprising twists. (Yes, I've had the pleasure of reading the book and loved it.) I'm truly amazed at how she accomplishes so …

Fake Reviews Be Gone…But at What Cost?

There are many out there who have challenged the number of reviews some books have received (see here). Since those allegations, many authors have come forward and admitted to getting "fake" reviews in order to sell books. Some "reviewers" built businesses based on publishing these reviews. The costs continued to rise but authors paid for …