Avoiding Dragons With a Training Budget

How often have you overspent on a "deal" that was guaranteed to help increase your income, but left you broke instead? How many times have you lacked the funds necessary to buy that eBook that could teach you ways to improve your marketing strategy? If you're like most Independent Authors, myself included, the times for … Continue reading Avoiding Dragons With a Training Budget

7 Links To Help Every Writer With Taxes

 Maybe it seems a little early to start thinking about doing your taxes, but it's been my experience that the sooner you get on it, the less stressful it can be. Thankfully there are people and web sites out there to help us slot all those numbers in the correct places on the correct forms … Continue reading 7 Links To Help Every Writer With Taxes

11 Resources to Make Editing Your Novel Easier

As if learning the craft of writing a novel isn't difficult enough, after it's finished you'll need to edit it. If you're going to be traditionally published, you'll probably work with an editing staff to make your work marketable. But before it gets to that point, you have to get it past the slush pile … Continue reading 11 Resources to Make Editing Your Novel Easier

Christian Fiction Indie Authors Successful In Kindle Top 100

There's a lot of conversation around the Top 100's in Kindle sales and it's mostly surrounding mainstream authors. I was curious about the Top 100's in Christian Sci-Fi and Fantasy, so I took a peek. Here's what I found. Top 11 Christian Sci-Fi and Fantasy The first seven books listed in Top 100 Paid were … Continue reading Christian Fiction Indie Authors Successful In Kindle Top 100

Marketing Monday: Self-Promotion HSP-style

“People forget what you say, but they remember how you made them feel”--Warren Beatty Caring for others, wanting to help our fellow humans, comes rather naturally for highly sensitive people, so why shouldn't promoting ourselves and our products be just as natural? Most likely because we're thinking of "selling" rather than "marketing." Sell: to persuade or induce (someone) to buy something: The salesman sold me on a more expensive model … Continue reading Marketing Monday: Self-Promotion HSP-style

Improve Your Writing with these Editing Tips by Dustin Wax

Sorry folks, but this cold virus is really causing havoc here, so I've decided to do you all a favor (read: not write anything in gibberish as that seems to be how I'm speaking today :P) and repost Improve Your Writing with these Editing Tips by Dustin Wax. He's got some great advice I think … Continue reading Improve Your Writing with these Editing Tips by Dustin Wax

Publisher’s Weekly Decision A Wake-up Call

Publisher's Weekly has announced that they will begin "showcasing" self-published books in a "special" quarterly supplement -- for a price. That price includes only a listing and brief book description, no review unless you're one of the few the staff deems "worthy." Worthy? I've read plenty of highly acclaimed traditionally published books that I found … Continue reading Publisher’s Weekly Decision A Wake-up Call