The so called “big news” in bookland this month was all about Barnes & Noble: it has actually made a competitive move that could leave Amazon in the dust (there are 640 BN stores … Amazon has only 3) … but will it?
With over 600 brick and mortar stores—at least one in every state—B & N is dangling a carrot to the self-published arena. It, too, can have a shot at its reverend bookshelves. Really? …
Today is the 4th of July … a huge day in America. For Authors and Writers globally, join in our celebration of the FREEDOM of your words. The liberation for you as the writer … and the freedom that your readers savor for hope, encouragement and inspiration.
A self-published book can mean almost anything … from what gets spilled out of the fingers and mind of the author to the presentation from the local printing shop …
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It was interesting to hear many authors stumble when asked three simple questions:
Who is your book for … really for?
What’s your target market?
Can you summarize your book in less than 30 seconds? Better yet, how about 15 seconds?
And too many couldn’t respond with clarity, or quickly. Oh, they loved the idea and the art of writing.
But, really, “You want me to tell you who is supposed to be reading, buying my book? Me?”
Why yes, …
Should You or Shouldn’t You and How Do
You Get Them?
One of the most common questions authors ask is: should I get endorsements for my book? The answer is yes. The real question is: where should I put them?
Ahhh, that opens up another window. Maybe on the cover. Maybe on the back cover. Maybe on a flap or dust jacket if your book has that type of cover. Maybe in the opening pages …
As summer unfolds, many authors who entered their books in award competitions this year have gotten news and have been honored this season as of this writing. —some are Finalists; some are Winners; some get a Gold, Silver or Bronze; and some are Finalists in the IndieFab Awards. Congratulations to Kim Curtis – Money Secrets; Richard Rieman – The Author’s Guide to AudioBook Creation; Pat Morgan – The Concrete Killing Fields; Jo Kairys – I …
Is Audio in the AIR for you and your book. If it isn’t, start re-noodling your thinking. Right now, audio books exceed one BILLION in sales .. that’s a lot of listening and re-listening. Think libraries; drive trips; anyone working out; taking a long walk; or even just a quiet afternoon in the garden. Your reach is unlimited–are you taking advantage of it.
1. Before you start down audio-land, it’s wise to consult with someone who …
In Your Writing, Do You Use Footnotes, Endnotes or No Notes?
Footnotes and endnotes are used in printed documents to explain, comment on, or provide references for text in a document. You might use footnotes for detailed comments and endnotes for citation of sources. The Reference tab in your Word document will be your source for both Footnotes and Endnotes. You also will have the ability to ID what type of numbering format you want.
I repeatedly …
Every few weeks, hubby John and I get together with another couple—it’s our dinner and a movie night. Sometimes it’s a movie; others, it’s a TV series. Last week, we dove into Netflix’s House of Cards fourth season with Kevin Spacey and Robin Penn. I’m a fan from the get-go and was mesmerized by the BBC series that surfaced in 1990 that starred Ian Richardson. As I watched the first five episodes, I viewed scenes …