I made more mistakes than I can count on my way to becoming an award-winning author. Here I’m freely sharing what I’ve learned about writing, publishing and marketing books, and other interesting stuff that may end up in a novel someday.
Tag Archives: self publishing
Like so many other struggling independent authors, I’ve spent far more money than I care to admit on a vanity publisher. Or rather, a subsidy publisher, which is a more accurate term in this day and age where self-publishing is … Continue reading
One of the many joys of independent publishing is having the freedom to make choices. The curse is having so many options, and having to make a decision between them. Right now I’m trying to decide between Create Space and … Continue reading
The biggest problem for self-published authors is getting people to hear about their books. In this world where over 10 million titles are published each year, we as authors have an increasingly difficult time getting anyone’s attention for our books. … Continue reading
My experience with formatting for CreateSpace, Smashwords, and Kindle Direct Publishing While it sounds like a simple matter, formatting books can become a bad dream. What turns the whole exercise into a nightmare is the knowledge that if your book … Continue reading
I’ve been working on formatting my second book for publication, and got completely stalled out. For the life of me I couldn’t make my headers and page numbers behave, no matter how many times I read the instructions provided by … Continue reading