Indie-publishing chat: 411 with Vania and KT–Author photos

Today's chat we talked about author photos. Lots of people go with the casual photo, even a selfie, on social media, and if that's the image you want to convey, that's fine. But when you publish a book AND WANT TO SELL IT, you're opening a business. I feel like you will be taken more … Continue reading Indie-publishing chat: 411 with Vania and KT–Author photos

The Top 7 Indie News Items from 2017 (that I can remember).

December is almost over, which means we'll be welcoming in 2018 in a few days. Maybe you won't see it happen because you'll be in a pumpkin pie/eggnog-induced coma, or maybe you'll be hungover, which is the best way to bring in any New Year. But nonetheless, 2017 will be just a distant memory. Here's a … Continue reading The Top 7 Indie News Items from 2017 (that I can remember).

Aila Stephens’ Interview and Giveaway (Updated post. The giveaway is closed.)

I got to know Aila wasting time networking on Twitter, and I read her first book, Sex, Love, and Technicalities, when it came out last year. In celebration of her sequel's release, Sex, Love, and Formalities, I've interviewed Aila, and I am also hosting a giveaway! (More on that later.) Settle down with a cup of coffee, and … Continue reading Aila Stephens’ Interview and Giveaway (Updated post. The giveaway is closed.)

The Evolution of Don’t Run Away’s Cover

They say your cover is the most important part of your book. I don't know who "they" are, or if that's necessarily true, but your cover is important. It needs to convey your genre, it needs to be eye-catching. The font for your title and author name needs to look professional, yet suited to your … Continue reading The Evolution of Don’t Run Away’s Cover

Five Reasons Why I’m Not Marketing My Books Right Now

As always in conversations about self-publishing, the subject of marketing your book comes up. I hosted a Twitter chat last week on Self-Publishing, and people wanted to talk more about marketing than anything else. I get this. I mean, we all want people to find our books; we write so people can read our work. … Continue reading Five Reasons Why I’m Not Marketing My Books Right Now