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
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
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
I sometimes wonder how other writers develop their books. Do they plan it all out from the beginning so nothing's a surprise? Do they "fly by the seat of their pants" and just begin writing? Do they write in bits and pieces, then somehow put it all together like a puzzle? There could be as … Continue reading From Glimmers to Guts: 7 Steps to Self-Publishing