Everyone wants to be heard. We all want our points understood; our ideas to matter and our feelings considered. And when we are not heard, we can feel frustrated and insignificant. If we feel ignored enough times we begin to question the importance of our own points and ideas, which can eventually damage our feelings of self-worth.
We live in loud society. The various outlets of social media remind us that there is always someone with something to say. And all the…
Added by Sherry Parnell on April 25, 2013 at 2:01pm — No Comments
Why is that? You wonder.
You spent every free moment working on it; often well into the wee hours of the morning, honing it, presenting it to your writers group for critique, paying a professional editor to make sure it’s the best damn book it can be.
And IT IS!
Added by Zackary Richards on March 15, 2013 at 7:14pm — No Comments
Even when writers stare into the empty space before them, they are still working. It is because, as writers, we are always in our minds. The games of make believe that many played as children; we never ceased playing. While others' interests turned to the practicality of medicine, law, politics, our imaginations grew with fantasy. We often don't fully immerse ourselves in the world because we are too much in our minds.
Much like Lord Alfred Tennyson's, Lady of Shalott, we…
Added by Sherry Parnell on January 11, 2013 at 2:27pm — No Comments
Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success by Mark Coker is a thorough self-help manual about how to succeed as an ebook author. It is a good book for a soon-to-be-published author, but it is also helpful for an author who has already published a book, or several books for that…Continue
Added by Christine Rice on December 23, 2012 at 5:38pm — No Comments
I put out two books this month and I'm so tired. To be honest I can't keep up with the marketing of two at the same time. I'm getting press releases messed up. I'm not sure what I put where and in what market. I will never do this again as I suffer and so do the books.
So, my political…Continue
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One of the wonderful things about summers in New England is that almost all of the small towns and libraries have their annual book sales. Big white tents are set up, and box after box of donated books are organized and stacked on tables - Fiction, Biography, History, Travel,…Continue
Added by Brenda Sorrels on July 22, 2012 at 8:27pm — No Comments
“I like to read real books.”
“I only sell real books.”
As a person who is constantly working to promote authors’ and publishers’ digital content, these are a couple statements I hear frequently when I engage prospective customers. Sometimes I respond with a simple smile and shrug my shoulders. Sometimes I ask them, “what makes a book real?”
Regardless of how I respond, the conversation typically ends there. I’m…Continue
Added by Lucas Beechinor on May 20, 2012 at 11:46pm — No Comments
Ok, I am so depressed, I have self-published my book (Bloodlines Chronicles The Beginning) on Smashwords.com and Amazon.com, and am working on Barnes and Noble. I have alerted everyone on facebook, and my kids have done the same and twittered. My husband even made me a blog site and a website.
I have had a bookblogger interview me and am having a giveaway. I visit about 20 blogs a day to stay up to date as to what is going on in the blogger world; and to learn more about this whole…Continue
Added by Michele Anne Leamon on April 8, 2012 at 7:11pm — No Comments
I just had to post about this when I found it. It's a staggering achievement for the world of ebooks. I'm absolutely delighted, as both an ebook author and reader.
Never fear, no doubt print books will always remain popular, but it's very much time that ebooks were given this kind of consideration. I first became an eAuthor in 2001 and it was a wonderful…Continue
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In honor of the devils month I am giving him his due! The Sword and the Dragon is on sale all October long for the devilishly low price of $6.66 at Amazon.com Not bad for a 700+ page epic fantasy masterpiece. See the reviews at Goodreads, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble...
Furthermore I am giving away Novella's and short stories at Smashwords. Here is the link to…Continue
Added by Michael Robb Mathias on October 1, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments
40 days ago no one on the web knew I existed or that I was a writer. Now a month into this adventure I have sold well over 100 books on line. Just a hundred you say? After questioning the forums of several places I learned that about 20-30 books is about average for an unknown first timer selling between .99 - 2.99
Well I sold 45 copies of my epic fantasy novel at $8.88
35 copies of my Novella at $1.00
4 copies of my Y/A title at $3.88
and 8 copies of my Short…Continue
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I published with Xlibris Nov. 30 2009 "High Times, An Alien Paradise". I purchased $7500 of additional promotional packages they recommended. Everything seemed OKay, except that there were only 5 copies sold, and I purchased one to check out the system, in the first months. Last report that I could get from them was dated 02/15/2010. Even though I have asked for a report they only returned the old one. It is now 06/08/2010 that I received that report.
I worked all the social sites…Continue
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