An Interview with McCall Hoyle, Author of The Thing with Feathers

McCall Hoyle is an award-winning author of who tackles illness and YA romance with her new novel, The Thing with Feathers. Sixteen-year-old Emilie Day is not like the other girls from her town on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. She has epilepsy, homeschooled, and would rather be reading classic literature than be the center of …

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Book Marketing Tips for the Holidays and Year Round

It's been a while since I've down a roundup of articles. Since the holiday season is coming up fast, here's a list of helpful marketing-related articles (there's even a few specific for the holidays)! Holiday Specific Holiday Book Marketing: An Author’s Guide to Black Friday and Beyond on Written Word Media The Ultimate Holiday Promotion Calendar …

The Ins and Outs of Blogging as a Professional Writer

Blogging is one of the best ways to build a platform, both as a book author and as a freelance writer. I plan on posting more about the specifics of being a freelancer, now having done it for a while, but blogging seems a good place to start, since it applies to both types of …

E-Book Review: Tarinel’s Song

Tarinel's Song by Ron Glick, illustrated by Eda Christianson The world will end with the sounding of Tarinel's Song - or so the prophecy claims. Yet when the prophecy is fulfilled and the world continues on, it becomes clear that there is more to the prophecy than is commonly known.  The fate of the world rests upon …

PubSlush Press: Platform, Publisher, and Partner

First off, PubSlush is a great name. But what do they do? Well, a lot of things. First, you sign up to use them as a platform. Then you crowdsource funding/support. Once you have 1,000 people who have pre-ordered your book, PubSlush becomes your publishers. They edit, they design the cover, they market. They even …

The Future of Publishing…We’re In It

Three interesting articles about the publishing industry caught my eye today. But first, I've found that reading and thinking critically about articles goes more smoothly with music, so I invite you to play the video below and enjoy the sweet sounds of "Stereo Love" while reading the rest of my post. (And yes, I may …

This Week in Publishing

According to this blog post, the death of print media is coming sooner than we think. Amazon recently said it’s now selling more e-books than paperbacks, and “for every 100 paperback books they’ve sold this January, they’re selling 115 ebooks…” This means ebook sales are 45 percent of all Amazon book sales. But what about …