Your Book Social Media Profile Awaits
If you’ve ever self-published or considered it at least, it probably crossed your mind that a good book cover would probably help to “sell” the book. It’s true that presentation is everything; how the sales page appears with the book description and the cover are extremely important. Often, if the book cover isn’t up to par, some readers won’t take an author seriously. The cover is half the battle in marketing. The rest, well the rest is how you reach your audience. But, that’s a topic of…Continue
Added by Marie Lavender on July 1, 2018 at 2:11pm — No Comments
I wanted to come in and talk about a specific topic. I get so many people, mostly aspiring writers, reaching out to me for advice and the one question I see the most is…
“What should I do next?”
In other words, the writers believe they have exhausted their options. Or maybe they simply haven’t read up on that particular subject. But, there is a moment, I think, in every writer’s career in which you don’t know what to do next, what steps to take. This is usually the moment I…Continue
Added by Marie Lavender on July 1, 2018 at 1:46pm — No Comments
If you are an avid follower of writing blogs, then you know there is a plethora of information, advice to offer. Guest authors have offered tips on writing from the time these blogs first began to grow into what it they have become today. Most aspiring writers know that to look for writing tips on a specific topic (point of view, research, any story elements), it is as simple as doing an internet search. The world is at our fingertips.
Unfortunately, for some writers,…Continue
Added by Marie Lavender on July 1, 2018 at 1:06pm — No Comments
I really slept in late this morning. By late, I mean well past 12:00–noon. But then, I was up well past 2:00am finishing two more chapters in my book. Many 2s and wells there. Synchronicity?
Once I am writing “in the zone” it’s difficult to break my concentration and stop…Continue
Added by Kathleen O'Keefe-Kanavos on March 20, 2016 at 4:19pm — No Comments
Added by Miki Sever on March 4, 2016 at 6:03pm — No Comments
Having an edited, ready-for-publication manuscript is paramount when searching for a publisher or an agent. Some vanity publishers—like EMSA Publishing—will provide editing in exchange for a percentage of the royalties. Others will provide you with a list of approved editors and ask you to…Continue
Added by Marla Sherman on June 16, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
For Immediate Release…
Contact: Marla Sherman
EMSA Publishing is an independent online publisher whose goal it is to facilitate new and…Continue
Added by Marla Sherman on May 16, 2015 at 8:52am — No Comments
Added by Debbie A. McClure on February 19, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments
I’ve gotten asked by a lot of other authors about any sort of hints or tips of tricks that I could tell them to help them along. If you’ve read my earlier posts, you know that I think that writing is a very personal experience, and therefore the process changes dramatically from person to person. But, at this point, I have gotten asked enough that I finally decided to culminate all of the tips that I have found most helpful.
The following is a list of the top 10 things I believe a…Continue
In writing your screenplay or novel or play, you must have a star. This is the person who fascinates you enough to write all those countless words. When we have a tightly written manuscript, it means we have become fascinated with a certain person in such a way that we actually live through that character.…Continue
Added by Jack Fitzgerald on February 7, 2015 at 3:34pm — No Comments
While planning a blog tour for my YA novel, The Revenant, I was humbled, not only by the number of gracious people willing to help, but at the variety of blogs that are out there. A few in particular stood out for me, about three of them, maintained by a mother and…Continue
Added by Elise Abram on February 5, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments
When Brea Cass, a young mother, is awakened in the night by the news that her loving husband, Paul, has been shot during a robbery, she is…Continue
Amelia Picklewiggle is a husband and wife writing team who also write as young adult/middle grade author PA Cadaver. She is the Ambassador for the state of Nevada for Board on Books for Young Readers, a guest Judge for PBS where she was the first author in the history of the KIDS GO contest to…Continue
Let us embark on a journey together. I am pursuing my dream of becoming a famous author. Follow with what I post here on the internet and support my efforts in whatever way suits you, such as buy and read my books, or if you are in Portland Oregon, attend some of my events. In return, I will provide you with novels to entertain, move, stir you up, and inspire you. At the events we will have…Continue
Added by Gary R Moor on September 28, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
When it comes to promoting your book, you have to spend money to make money.
How many of you have been told that?
Added by Peter Miller on September 19, 2014 at 12:27pm — No Comments
For some reason I am inspired to share my innermost thought to you listeners on a subject concerning books and publishing, especially when it comes to ebook, self-publications, and trade publishing. You've all heard this phrase before, "you can't judge a book by its cover," but in this new age of self-publishing, we as readers would to have to be open minded to skepticism when we…Continue
Added by Judd Miller on May 30, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments
I will show you the six most important…Continue
The relationship between an author and a literary agent is multi-layered and rich. Part muse, part accountant, the agent guides the author through the unknown waters of a writing career, from the sublime to the mundane.
The cornerstone of the relationship is strength in negotiation. Basically, the agent’s commission is 15% and that is 15% of…Continue
Added by Judd Miller on November 14, 2013 at 5:36pm — No Comments
Merle Temple's novel, A Ghostly Shade of Pale, Stirs Interest in Hollywood
Tupelo, Mississippi, native Merle Temple has written his first novel, A Ghostly Shade of Pale. It has garnered warm reviews from readers and Southern Writer's Magazine calls it "suspense-driven and you will not want to put it down..., his personal experiences make it a…Continue
Added by Judd Miller on November 14, 2013 at 3:00am — No Comments