Editing. Possibly one of the most loathed words in a writer's vocabulary. It's a necessary evil, but with the right tools and some help from people who understand what you're doing you won't need to put it under getting a root canal on your to-do list. The first thing you need to do is to … Continue reading Editing With or Without a Budget
The saying goes, "A fool and his money are soon parted." I've lived that saying for a long time, unfortunately, so when I saw The Money Book by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese I wondered what sage (unusable) advice I would find between the covers. I wondered if it was going to be another Rich Dad, … Continue reading A Fool And Her Money
Ahhhh. The sweet smell of success... or almost success. As some of you may remember, I've been diligently working on creating an audio book version of Simply Prayer. I'm happy to say that I've finished the recording and editing of it. Now comes the really hard part: deciding how to get it to the public. … Continue reading Where Can You Sell Indie Audio Books?
In 2010 I used Lulu to publish my first book, Fear Not! Discovering God's Promises For Our Lives. Then, this year (2011), I decided to give CreateSpace a try when I published Simply Prayer. Although the two POD's are similar, there are some differences I thought others might like to know about before choosing one … Continue reading Lulu vs CreateSpace: One Indie Author’s Perspective
A few weeks ago I signed up for Google Book Search as a way to help market Fear Not! Discovering God's Promises for Our Lives. According to Ray Robinson of Dog Ear Publishing, "Authors involved in Google Book Search – all authors have this option – had sales far above the authors who chose NOT … Continue reading Google Book Search Another Avenue to Reach Readers
We have the flu at our house, so this will be just a short post (and probably a bit scattered in its organization, so I apologize). I hope to write more on the subject at a later date. Perhaps by then I'll have tried all the techniques suggested in the following links and will be … Continue reading Marketing For The Indie Author