Imprints are fun . . . some say frivolous. But if you have any long-term plan to publish books, having an imprint is another way to claim your work. If you think really long term and are successful as an author you may want to publish other writers' works. Joanna Penn, not long ago, created … Continue reading Indie-Publishing 411: Chat with Vania and KT–Imprints
When I first started out, ISBN numbers were a mystery to me. They aren't so much anymore, but the prices haven't changed since I started--they are still one of the most expensive things you can spend your money on when you self-publish. Take a few minutes to listen in to our chat about them. Whether … Continue reading Indie-Publishing 411: Chat with Vania and KT–ISBN
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).
There's been a lot of talk lately about writing indie book reviews. You know, it's a kind thing to do, you're giving the book a bump in the Amazon algorithms. You see it everywhere on Twitter: support an author, leave a review. And I'll be honest, when I jumped into the indie world, I read … Continue reading Indie Book Reviews: My Unpopular Opinion
I've been blogging close to nothing these past few weeks. I've been sick, but not like, a flu/head cold/stomach bug thing that wouldn't go away. I've had an infection in the cartilage of my nose, and while the pain has been annoying and uncomfortable, it's been the antibiotics that have made me feel off for … Continue reading It’s Beginning to Look a lot like . . . Something the Cat Dragged in
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
When I talk to people about my publishing plans for my next couple of books, people ask me if I’ll ever query and try for a traditionally published deal. I always say, “No, I’m not writing anything queryable right now.” People can take that a lot of different ways, and mostly that sounds like I … Continue reading To Query or Not to Query