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E-Publishing Predictions for 2013


Today I received an e-mail update from Mark Coker because I am a Smashwords member (that is, I have published to Smashwords and they see fit to send updates my way about their company).  Mark Coker, president of Smashwords.com, which is a wonderful vehicle for self publishers to publish their work for free in every format … Continue reading

3 Reasons I’m Getting My Own Domain Name


I’ve thought about it for a while, and have decided that on Monday my blog will no longer have the word “wordpress” in my URL.  It will only cost me $18 a year, and here are the benefits I will reap: 1. Professional Image – My blog will no longer be “just another WordPress blog”, … Continue reading

5 Myths About E-Books Busted


  When I talk to self-publishers out there, I find that they have several misconceptions about e-books. Here are the myths: 1.  My book will do much better as an e-book because it will be more accessible to readers. 2.  Most people have e-readers now anyway. 3.  Customers can check out e-books from the library … Continue reading

Google Zeitgeist: How a Writer Uses Trends


As a fiction writer, it is important to know your audience.  If you have never done any research to discover what demographic your proposed novel might reach (or not reach) then you may be wasting valuable time writing a novel that no one will read. Google Zeitgeist is a fantastic engine created to show researchers … Continue reading

My New e-Short Story is Up


A short story I submitted to Kindle Singles is now up.  It is available on Amazon Kindle and on the Nook.  I formatted the book for Kindle and for Nook using Scrivener. …and hey, it’s only .99 cents! The Kindle version is found here. The Nook version is found here. If you buy a copy, … Continue reading