Authors, Entrepreneurs, and other Creative Individuals Pursuing Their Dreams
I’m totally excited about the Shop ‘Til You Drop Books and More sale going on over at Body and Soul Publishing. Partly because my…
Added by Lorilyn Roberts on December 22, 2012 at 1:52pm — No Comments
In searching for new ways to promote my books, I recently submitted my second novel "Assassin's Trap" for the Independent Publisher Book awards. It was an odd experience and I was only slightly more informed as to the purpose of the awards by the end of the submission as at the beginning. I'm wondering if there are other awards and contests that are open to self-published authors. I think that the most unique part of the experience was the fact that I spent more money to enter the contest…Continue
Iread a lot, and I set 99% of books right back down again. The problem with most fiction is it throws off my rhythm. See, my writing pursues a flow. And popular fiction lulls me into complacency. If I read too much, it's like I spend all my time driving thirty miles an hour. Then when I'm on freeways, I'm uncertain of traveling over fifty five. And in that situation, my passengers would rather get out and walk. That's what happened to me, so I write my own terrors and…Continue
Added by Matthew Sawyer on September 29, 2012 at 8:51am — No Comments
Itake feedback very seriously. Criticism is always helpful and usually beneficial, so I hope I don't offend anyone who makes an effort and personally communicates with me. The last thing I want is to impress anyone I won't answer my phone or read my email. The second to last thing is that I don't want to suggest I close my ears. Bearing that openness in mind, I own my irascible self. I don't know if the character is in my genes or a product of my environment – or even a…Continue
Added by Matthew Sawyer on September 23, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments
Concerning writing, I admit I've gotten a late start. I don't have the education or the natural-born talent. All I've got are stories and a mentally unhealthy compulsion to tell them. Equally obsessed, I've worked hard to clean-up the spills I've made. The start of Summer 2012, I dedicated myself to producing professional-level stories told in a mainstream Active Voice. And I'm nearly done with every scrap I've written to date. I'm not lying, check out my revised work…Continue
Added by Matthew Sawyer on June 29, 2012 at 4:41am — No Comments
The new book is in print and available from Amazon/Create-Space and Kindle. This is an action-packed thriller about a cop and a cop who becomes a hero as he struggles to save his family from the forces of evil.The book has received Six 5Star reviews and counting. For details on this book at deep…Continue
I am proud to announce that my audiobook version of “Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel” is now available on Audible.com, Amazon.Com and I-Tunes as an MP3 download. Even if you’ve already read “Cherries”, the audiobook version brings the story to life. The narrator has a dynamic and exciting voice – each character having his own distinctive voice and accent. I was truly captivated and mesmerized by the narration – the style and emotion make it seem like a new story all together. Judge for…Continue
The New York Times is reporting that the Encyclopaedia Britannica is going out of print.
“It’s a rite of passage in this new era,” said Jorge Cauz, the president of Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., “Some people will feel sad about it and nostalgic about it. But we have a better tool now. The Web site is continuously updated, it’s much more expansive and it has multimedia.”
So what do you think?
As one who works for a weekly local…
Added by Peter Klein on March 15, 2012 at 8:33am — No Comments
Books For Film eBook: A Web First
An Invitation to all authors, and all books Fiction and Non-Fiction.
BooksForFilm eBook (Only 150 Authors selected for this first volume)…Continue
Added by Janice Hermsen on January 28, 2012 at 12:23pm — No Comments
It’s a New Year, so start if off by honing your writing or marketing skills.
As an author or writer it’s no doubt you know how important it is to stay on top of your writing and marketing game, that’s where knowledge comes into play. The more you learn, the more you can apply that knowledge to your craft. And, a new year is the perfect time to start.
Whether it’s writing or marketing, there is an e-book for you. Get help writing your children’s book with…Continue
Added by Karen Cioffi on December 31, 2011 at 8:05pm — No Comments
The CLC Seal of Approval is a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set…Continue
SIXTY BOOKS IN ONE, AND IT'S OUR FREE GIFT TO YOU!
Christmas Gift 2011…Continue
Added by Lorilyn Roberts on December 2, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
I thought many of my old writing friends would like to give their writing friends the gift of success. It's not too late to order the beautiful new edition of The Frugal Book Promoter (http://budurl.com/FrugalBkPromo) for a special writing friend for Christmas. It's already a USA Book News award-winner! Of course, if you'd like to treat yourself to the new edition (Updated! Expanded!), what you'll get that you don't have in your old edition is…Continue
Querying with PixApple? Really?
Yes, you read correctly. I have always subscribed to the dictum that familiarity breeds contempt (more…Continue
I often look for resources for our authors so they may spread the word about their books. One online source is Freelance writing jobs at freelancewriting.com.
There are plenty of articles to guide the new or even the seasoned writer. If you are an author, you need to get additional exposure and online writing is a great way to do…
Added by Janice Hermsen on October 9, 2011 at 1:57pm — No Comments
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Added by Anjuelle Floyd on September 29, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments
I don't know if I will ever get around to making an audio book. I hear it is very time consuming and difficult.
But I have decided to do the next best thing by doing 30 minute readings of my vampire books on Blog Talk Radio at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/petekleinvampires
I completed the first 30 minute section today and will continue as time and my job permits. Hope to do…Continue
Added by Peter Klein on August 17, 2011 at 5:13pm — No Comments
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