Indie Authors: Print on Demand (POD) Options

For indie authors, it’s good to have options. This means making your book available in multiple formats: ebook, audio, and print.

Just a few years ago, financing your own print books would have been either very expensive, take up a lot of garage space, or both. But now there are companies that offer short runs or print on demand, which significantly cuts down costs and eliminates the risk of ordering too many physical books. Continue reading

Indie Authors: Selling Print Books and Working with Bookstores

For indie authors, it can be harder to sell print books than ebooks. But, there are a number of opportunities and methods authors can use to sell print books, and even get their books into bookstores. Continue reading

Indie Authors: Dealing with Reviews, the Good and Bad

Not everyone will like your book. And sometimes, you may end up with a one-star review. I’ve been there, and initially it feels like a punch in the gut. So what’s the best way to deal with a negative review? Respond? Ignore? Take the feedback into consideration? Continue reading

Lessons Learned From Lisa Kudrow’s The Comeback and Web Therapy

Originally posted on my author site on 11/17.

I am a TV addict.

I have a spreadsheet that tells me what channel and time all the current shows I watch air. My husband set up a DVR that can record up to 4 shows at once, though that’s not always enough. I know the dates of all season and series premieres.

Yes, I know I’m a nerd but I love TV. TV is a writer’s medium, and in a way many shows are like books or book series (some shows are even based on books: Game of Thrones, The 100, the Marvel shows based on the comics, etc.). Dramas have strong story arcs, and are similar to serials. Sitcoms are often witty and full of puns.

I’ve been trying to find ways to make my TV watching productive. So far I’ve written one book (How I Met Your Media) and written for a handful of websites. For now I think I’ll keep my observations to this blog.

Aside from the writing, I enjoy seeing all the connections, and watching the careers of some actors, writers, and other creators evolve and grow.

This fall season, there are two current shows that have caught my interest as a writer. They are HBO’s The Comeback, and Showtime’s Web Therapy. Both star Lisa Kudrow, who also created them (and a few actors appear on both shows, which is always exciting to see). Continue reading

How To Promote Your Self-Published Book (Guest Post)

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By Pedro Barrento – Ideas for a Revolution

This post was originally published on Pedro Barrento’s blog, Ideas for a Revolution. Barrento is the author of two books, The Prince and the Singularity – A Circular Tale, and Marlene and Sofia – A Double Love Story.

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Indie Authors: Translating Books for Multiple Audiences

Thanksgiving is almost here, so I’m going to keep this post short and simple. One way indie authors can expand their market and increase their sales is to offer their books in multiple languages. Continue reading

An Interview with Mike Hartner, Author of I, James

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Mike Hartner is the author of I, James, an historical fiction/romance novel about a young boy ripped from his family. Here’s the official description:

James Crofter was ripped from his family at age 11.

Within a year the prince was a pauper in a foreign land.

Is nature stronger than nurture? And even if it is, can James find the happiness he so richly desires?

Read on for Hartner’s interview with me, as well as for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card! Continue reading

An Interview with Elizabeth Haydon, Author of The Tree of Water

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Elizabeth Haydon, documentarian, archanologist, and translator of Ven’s journals, including The Tree of Water, kindly answered some questions about her latest book. Read on for the interview and an excerpt from The Tree of WaterContinue reading

5 Fast Ways to Write an Ebook

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Today’s guest post is brought to you by Tanisha Williams, founder of ChatEbooks, a social media ebook marketplace that connects authors and readers.

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