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Books In Print: This Broken Earth and Come Apart


At last I can announce that my books are in print and on Amazon Kindle.  Here they are, and where to find them: This Broken Earth - The world has ended…sort of.  Wandering through the apocalypse are a band of people simply trying to survive, but their lives, like our own, have a greater destiny not … Continue reading

Reader Mail: A Reader With Great Questions


Like many blogs I have a contact page where people can e-mail questions or simply hit me up for editing services.  I love doing editing work because it keeps me sharp, but once in a while someone will send an e-mail that makes me think.   Today’s e-mail comes from Merle Temple, a novelist who … Continue reading

The Importance of Kindle Direct Publishing


I have three books on Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). Here are the advantages: 1. Wider Audience – Kindle Direct Publishing can place your book on thousands of lists and search engines around the globe. They can format your book for Kindle, but I recommend uploading to Nook and Smashwords as well. Kindle is by far … Continue reading

Successful Self-Publisher Offers Good Advice


Today I read an article about Charles Orlando and how he turned down the traditional publishing houses to self-publish and had fantastic success. He published through Amazon Createspace and then spent a lot of time blogging and networking through social media, building a fan base and promoting his books through them.  He has already published … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why the Self Publishing Industry Will Last


I read an article yesterday entitled “The Self-ePublishing Bubble” on The Guardian.  Ewan Morrison writes that according to basic economics, the ePublishing bubble is indeed a “bubble” like the housing “bubble” and the internet “bubble” and will soon burst so we can all stop being silly and realize that traditional publishing is tried and true … Continue reading

The Amazing Amanda Hocking


Listening to NPR yesterday in the car I heard a story about Amanda Hocking, the best selling e-novelist who is now a $2 million signed author.  I was encouraged by her amazing story. Amanda is a high school grad with some community college courses under her belt who is from a small town and did … Continue reading