My name is Luke Abaffy. I'm the host of a new web show called Author Feast where I interview authors about their work, writing process and views on the publishing industry.
I'm always looking for authors who have work coming out and are looking to reach new audience members. Our most recent interview was with YA author, C.J. Hill (Janette Rallison). You can check it out at www.authorfeast.com
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Added by Luke Abaffy on November 20, 2012 at 5:56pm — No Comments
I was so blessed when I was approached by author R.T. Kaelin about his idea to put together an anthology of short stories from published writers in an effort to raise money for the American Red Cross specifically to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Without hesitation, I jumped on board.
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I'm not going to complain about the 300 days of sunshine we typically get each year in St. George, Utah, but the downside is that there isn't much of a change of seasons. My favorite time of year is Autumn and I miss the beautiful fall colors I grew up with in my hometown of Boulder, Colorado. To compensate, I have found new ways to celebrate the seasons. Novels and audiobooks are an excellent way to get me in the mood for whatever holiday is on tap.
October is an especially fun…Continue
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I’d like to submit a few syllables on the subject of using real events and/or people in fiction as opposed to creating everything out of thin air.
Just recently I read a blog that discussed this subject and it reminded me that not too many years ago I was having difficulty with this very thing.
For a long time I had it in my dense little head that fiction, by definition, should be fiction. I strove for that to no avail.…Continue
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Added by Michael Robb Mathias on June 4, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments
wow, isn't it funny, how when you try to help out others, someone always has to misconstrue it and say that you are only trying to benefit yourselves; when in actuality you were only trying to help?
It was my intention to spotlight un-published authors, writers, novelist, poets, lyricists, rapers, to spotlight their FRICKEN TALENT! It took me years to get my shite published, so I know how they feel! And for ppl to say that's what I'm doing, is bloody pissin me the frick…
Added by Alexandria Infante on April 3, 2012 at 5:25pm — No Comments
I know how vicious, fiendish, flagitious, foul, heinous, and any other adjective that can be added to the search for publication, literary agents and just plain getting your work out there. There are sooo many guidelines, so many "We want it this way," or, "No that's…
Added by Alexandria Infante on April 2, 2012 at 2:38pm — No Comments
Consider this; you have just finished your first book, you are so proud of your achievements and luckily you have found a small publisher to publish your work. Your’e excited and this is understandable and soon your excitement breeds a new dream. You dream that you will buy a new house with the proceeds that you will make, or perhaps a new car. You believe that when your book comes out, you will be rolling in the money, no more financial concerns, and you can pay your medical bills…Continue
Added by Jock Brocas on February 17, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
The market is driven by supply and demand, whether the goods provided are housing and food or books. In the case of books, the veritable food for our literary souls, the publishing houses, until recently, gate-kept which authors were given the opportunity to breach the gap between books written and books read. The readers who originally set the tone of what was popular, often were fed what the publisher thought readers wanted, until a new author appeared on the scene who broke the mold and…Continue
I just put together a Facebook fan page for Author Neil D. Ostroff. http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Facebook-Page-of-Author-Neil-D-Ostroff/124794694205967?sk=info
I sent out a bunch of notices through social marketing and guess what? I already have almost 2,000 likes. The internet is just amazing! Anyway, I’ve got everything in place for my winter marketing blitz. I’ve got programmers and search engine specialist listing my book sites, I’ve…Continue
Added by Neil D Ostroff on December 20, 2011 at 2:59pm — No Comments
It’s done! I’ve just put money into promotion. A pretty good chunk, actually. I’m starting with Kindle Nation Daily site. I’ve done some research and heard a lot of positive things about this site and what it can do for your sales. They even have a statistics page that shows you all the books whose ranking went down after placing ads. I signed up for two campaigns. One, the bigger one, won’t start until March, which is fine because hopefully there’ll be many more Kindle owners by then. The…Continue
Added by Neil D Ostroff on December 16, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
My brother sent me an article the other day that inspired me beyond belief. I’ll attach it at the end of this post. Basically, it’s the story of a self-published success. I know, I know, I’ve read a thousand of them, also. But this one struck me different, mainly because this author did everything I have done to market and promote with one exception. She used the pay promotion on her sites and I have not. See, I’ve been mistakenly foolish with my numbers. I was putting book sales in…Continue
Added by Neil D Ostroff on December 13, 2011 at 12:15pm — No Comments
Been doing the interview thing a lot lately and I think it’s starting to pay off. Not only does my name come up more often in search engines but I’m noticing visits to my blog and website are increasing. Of course, this could also be the result of my article experiment, which I’m waiting for the final stats. Speaking of my Author’s Den website, I recently signed on with GoDaddy to build a website myself that I can update, and let me tell you, it’s not nearly as easy as they claim. I spent…Continue
Added by Neil D Ostroff on December 10, 2011 at 12:14pm — No Comments
Do you know if you write a page a day that within one year you will have written a book? How many times have I heard that one? If that one book takes a year to write then the revision process would have to take many years. Truth is, writing a first draft is the easy part. I can usually belt one out in a few months. But the revision; forgetta’bout it. That’s the time consuming stuff, though I am getting better at it as I get older (and hopefully wiser). I’m also getting better as a writer.…Continue
Added by Neil D Ostroff on December 7, 2011 at 2:10pm — No Comments
Hit 6,000 words today on my new novel. It's an easy and exciting write because anything can happen in a world that isn't real. I see the book getting a little deep in the philosophical area once the characters begin to realize the nature of their existences and how it all could just disappear. We'll see where the story takes me. Right now, I'm still developing characters and relationships and setting the scene for a wild ride through the possible and impossible.
Added by Neil D Ostroff on December 6, 2011 at 9:06am — No Comments
As some of you know I started a new book a few days ago. The title is IMAGINATION and it’s the wildest concept I’ve had yet. Here’s the preliminary tagline: (What if everything around us, our friends, our surroundings, the universe, what if all we experience is just a figment of someone’s imagination? And what if that someone is dying?) I’m very excited about this one as I’ve been thinking about this possibility for a long time. The book will be written in the style of one of my earlier…Continue
Added by Neil D Ostroff on December 5, 2011 at 11:29am — No Comments