The good news is, thousands of writers report they’re making a pretty good living.
Unfortunately, that’s a proverbial iceberg tip, being held up by several hundred thousand writers deep underwater. Have you ever tried breathing while being held underwater by thousands of writers?
The median income for authors is less than the amount they spend on computer equipment, Starbucks membership cards, and books about how to write for a living.
Now, I’m not telling…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on May 26, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments
How many books we sold at my daughter’s yard sale depends on whether you mean the ones I wrote or the ones I read. Either way, I came back with a lighter load.
I’ve concluded that for most people yard sales aren’t worth the time and effort: It’s like putting all the work into setting up a small business, then shutting it down again after just three days. But in this case I got to hang out with my daughter and grandkids, so there was that.
Added by Mark R Hunter on May 24, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments
“Rome Is Burning” is secret government code for a potential terrorist attack in the U.S. The City of…Continue
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Lou Malloy had never been very family oriented. He left Kansas when he was 18 years old and had not seen his parents in almost 20 years.…Continue
Added by Kelsey McBride on May 20, 2015 at 9:48am — No Comments
I’ve had a few outdoor book signings, which always brought the obvious worry-the weather would stink. It’s related to the garage sale rule: If you hold a garage sale, the weather will be horrible for a garage sale.
(I just made that rule up, but I’m not the only one who’s noticed.)
For my daughter’s yard sale, the strangest thing is happening: If the weather holds, it will be perfect weather. For Thursday through Saturday mostly sunny, temperatures high…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on May 19, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments
There’s a scourge on the streets of Los Angeles. A serial killer is stalking, capturing,…Continue
Added by Kelsey McBride on May 19, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
The city of Los Angeles is no stranger to violence. It has both a…Continue
Added by Kelsey McBride on May 18, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Surrealists riddle: What do you call a book signing that’s not a book signing? A yard sale.
Told you it was surreal. No, seriously, it’s more a yard sale that I’ll have some books at: Both old and new books, and old books. I’m on a surrealist roll!
My daughter’s having a yard sale at the same time as the Kendallville city-wide garage sale, May 21-23, at her place at 521 East Diamond Street (I’m told the people next door will be having one, too). The main…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on May 17, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Three Hoodies review The No-Campfire Girls. Or possibly the author of Three Hoodies Save the World reviews it … it gets confusing in the world of fiction writing.
All six Amazon reviews of the book can be found on—well, on Amazon.…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on May 14, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments
I know what you want: You want to know what other people have to think about Slightly Off the Mark: The Unpublished Columns. And who can blame you?
What, you don’t want that? You want … brownies? Well, okay, go get a snack and then come back.
Here’s a review by author DM Yates, who’s more than just a trophy wife:…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on May 11, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Book Giveaway May 11 - 18: You have a chance to win an e-book of Texting Mr. Right.
"Texting Mr. Right was a fun love story. Brandon was an awesome guy in this story. He was attracted to Megyn right away and their love grew quickly. I love how the author developed his loving personality, using a pet name for Megyn that is so charming… he calls her Beautiful. Megyn reminded me of my own daughters and her pet name for Brandon was Handsome. This story is unique…Continue
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on May 11, 2015 at 12:26pm — No Comments
May 7, 2015 (Los Angeles, CA) – Book Publicity Services, a leading public relations agency that specializes in promoting authors, is excited to announce a new special that will allow authors to save money on their public relations campaign. For a limited time, authors can get 20% off the…Continue
Added by Kelsey McBride on May 7, 2015 at 1:24pm — No Comments
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Book Giveaway May 4 - 11: You have a chance to win a Historical Biography, Journey of Ashes.
“Despite a story set in, and surrounded by, horrific events, ‘Journey of Ashes: A Boyhood in the Holocaust’ does not allow those events to dominate or to become ‘the story.’ Instead, it captures the human perseverance for normalcy during even the most abnormal and abhorrent of circumstances.” – Sherrie Dulworth
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on May 4, 2015 at 12:05pm — No Comments
Ruth Rendell, crime novelist and politician, 1930-2015
By: Barry Forshaw
With the death of Ruth Rendell at the age of 85, five…Continue
Added by Emily-Ann Walsh on May 4, 2015 at 8:58am — No Comments
Angels, Angels, Everywhere is a non-denominational, multiracial book written in delightful rhythm and rhyme and accompanied by charming illustrations. The themes of constant support and unconditional love are designed to help children deal with everyday experiences in…
Added by Dorothy Thompson on May 2, 2015 at 8:22am — No Comments
Romantic Cozy Mystery Giveaway! You are cordially invited to come to a book release party. The Mystery Of A Long Lost Love is the theme for new “Cozy Mystery.”
Book Release Celebration and Cozy Mystery “E-book Giveaway” May 1 - 11. It’s time to get cozy! Her Lost Love is the newest mystery in the Amelia Moore Detective Series. There is a nice blend of mystery, romance, and humor. The little sparks of romance between the two detectives,…Continue
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on May 1, 2015 at 12:28pm — No Comments
Bennett Jacobstein announced today that the kindle version of his book The Joy of Ballpark Food: From Hot Dogs to Haute Cuisine will be listed for free on Amazon from April 30th through May…Continue
Added by Kelsey McBride on April 30, 2015 at 4:16pm — No Comments
Added by Martha A. Cheves on April 30, 2015 at 12:32pm — No Comments
Getting published. The thought of it makes a writer’s mind go into a state of euphoria with dollar signs dancing in all directions. When I first became published, I had no idea what was in store. I went with an e-publisher and my journey didn’t turn out quite the…Continue
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