What is Creative Teaming?

In advertising our publishing house, we recently used the term, Creative Teaming. What does Creative Teaming mean and what are its advantages? It probably all boils down to what can you do for yourself, as an indie author, and what are the advantages in teaming with us to publish your project for you. Some things […]

The Bad Old Days of Publishing

According to Mark Coker, owner of Smashwords, in the first paragraph of his free book, The Secrets of Ebook Publishing Success, How to Reach More Readers With Your Words, the bad old days of publishing were just six short years ago. Back in that time, an author had to go through a number of designated […]

Writing for Publication is a Business—Period

It always amazes me how little some authors actually know about the BUSINESS aspect of writing. I’m published doesn’t necessarily mean I’m successfully published. Many have bought into some of the writer’s advocacy group spew—that writing is an art-form and therefore, actually, not really a business.  Advice from those who have failed only brings failure […]

Is Amazon Retail’s Nirvana?

I was listening to MSNBC a few days ago and heard that U.S. employment took a big hit recently. Immediately I wondered what industry had now been exported to China.  If you thought this too, we both would have been mistaken. No, this latest drop in employment didn’t come from manufacturing but from a source […]

Sell Yourself to Sell Your Book

Publishers closing their doors happens quite frequently these days, as authoring, publishing and even selling books is a rough business. There is loads of risk involved for publishers in publishing a novel or book. Yes, the author spends gobs of time writing his or her work. However, before writing his or her book, an author […]

Who Buys Books?

For some authors, the decision of whether to go with a smaller publisher, a larger one or to just self-publish their book can be daunting. Many authors believe a larger publisher might be a better choice because they have more market dollars to commit to a book than smaller ones. Another assumption is the only […]

A Salute to Writing That Novel

As the story goes, everybody has a book in them—or an idea for one. Wonderful! I salute the writing spirit that is so prevalent since the word processor and self-publishing made is so easy to write something and place it before hungry readers. Wait a minute. Did I just say hungry readers? Where? Are you […]

Book Covers Are Just Book Clothes

Somewhere out there, where fake story’s start, there’s a rumor that book covers somehow sell books. And the buzzer goes off and a moment later, big letters light up the word, in huge, bold letters–FALSE. Great stories sell books. A cover is just that—a cover. Maybe, from a publisher’s perspective, the best cover should be […]

What Keeps You

What Keeps You by Heather Sharfeddin is one of those rare books that keeps you turning pages. Young readers will enjoy it as the story is about a 16-year-old. However, Reese, it’s main character is timeless. But don’t take my work for it. On Amazon you can read few pages and make up your own […]

Hungry Readers?

Everybody has a book—or an idea for one. Wonderful. I applaud the creative spirit that is so prevalent since the word processor and self-publishing made is so easy to write something and place it before hungry readers. Wait a minute. Did I just say hungry readers? Where? Are you sure? Do you know them? Do […]