Quick Book Selling Fix-Its (For Anytime)

Like many writers, I take the time to comb forums and learn about the business beyond writing itself. Recently, Mark Coker of Smashwords posted Six Tips to Bring Your Book Back From the Doldrums - Reading the Reader Tea Leaves.¬†All of his advice is good but most of it - although not all - can …

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 …

Coming Soon…

I know it's been a few weeks since I've posted but...writing suddenly seems easier than publishing. Writer's block even sounds good. Any writer going through the publishing process with Amazon (KDP, CreateSpace or both) and Smashwords knows exactly what I mean. Page Breaks. Typeface. Blocking. Table of Contents. Front Matter. All tedious and time consuming! …

Can You Really Tell a Book by It’s Cover?

Every forum you read and every bit of advice you get as an author is that the cover of your book (whether in print or digital form) is very important. Not just very important but REALLY, REALLY important. Why? Because apparently in the publishing world today, where there are more authors and more books than …