Monthly Archives: June 2014

Calling All Authors … Get Off the Excuse Train …

Calling All Authors … Get Off the Excuse Train …

For our non-fiction members—how many of you really, really, really follow your own advice? Or are you so OD’d with other obligations that you end up putting yourself on the bottom of the list—any list? I have a new book birthing, Author YOU: Creating and Building the Author and Book Platforms. After finally getting the layout tweaked and sending it to print last month, I looked closely at the process that I do for the creation for my own books—and the reason why I’ve pumped out 30 to date.

Authors Need to Master Media Interviews

Authors Need to Master Media Interviews

Authors: You Don’t Have to Answer Every Question When Doing Media

Ha! You’ve landed an interview on your book; you’ve prepped, only to discover that they person interviewing you is clueless. The odds are that they have not read your book–the back cover, yes; flaps, yes–their producer has supplied the questions that will come your way.

10 Publishing Blunders to Avoid … Part 1

10 Publishing Blunders to Avoid … Part 1

Everywhere you turn, there is info via the Internet , on the bookshelf, via videos, and certainly from workshops. You would think that any beginning author would start with a quick search on the Internet to begin their quest. It would certainly reveal a plethora of information—how to do it; what not to do; publish your book for a few hundred bucks, become a best-seller; sell books by the boatloads—you name it, it’s out there.

Yet, a huge number of would-be authors start the process clueless … compounded blunders and mistakes … many that could have been prevented with a little prep work. Starting with these 10:

Do You Have the Publishing Snob Factor?

Do You Have the Publishing Snob Factor?

Snobbery Shouldn’t Be a Factor in Your Publishing Decision … ahhhh, the old days, when NY came courting up and coming authors; advances were common; authors were groomed and nurtured in the process; media tours were set up; your editor was your advocate; and you were looked up to when you told others you had an agent.