The Continuing Debate Over the Death of Books

This morning, I read Laura Miller's article (see here) on the future of print books and the survival of traditional publishing. She referenced Evan Hughes' story in Wired magazine, “Book Publishers Scramble to Rewrite Their Future”. While she believed his story was factually correct, she disagreed with his interpretation that traditional publishers could be up a creek. …

Guest Post Today

Today, I have the honor of guest posting on Elizabeth S. Craig's blog, Mystery Writing is Murder. This is one of the first blogs I started following when I first got into blogging and it's one of my favorites! She always writes great tips and provides practical and useful advice for all writers. She also …

Is Your Goal to Create a Traditional Literary Career?

This is a question I think many self-published authors wrestle with. For some, the answer is a definite yes. For others, particularly those that denounce traditional publishing, the answer is a resounding no. But for most of us, including myself, I don't really know. Publishing as an industry is changing not just for authors but …

Amazon and the Great Big Wide World of Publishing

I recently read an article in a magazine lamenting the "defection" of a name author from traditional publishing to the industry killer, Amazon. Okay, I'm exaggerating slightly. No one referred to Amazon as a killer and the name author is not technically self-publishing but instead going with Amazon's publishing arm, Thomas & Mercer. But the …

Published: A Guilty Mind

Well, it's done. Although A Guilty Mind has technically been available for several days (a few snags with the linking, etc. kept it under wraps), today is officially my personally designated publication day! Hooray! So here is the announcement: A GUILTY MIND is available for sale on Amazon (of course), your handy IPad, Smashwords, Barnes …

Just a Quick Publishing Thought…

The good news is I am oh so close to announcing publication. Woohoo! But...unfortunately, the delay is more about Amazon getting pages linked and creating "Look Inside" features, etc. than the publication itself. Nothing more is required of me as they work out a few kinks. Amazon informs me one issue can take a few …