Monthly Archives: September 2017

How Would You Like to Come on the Publishing at Sea Cruise at a Discount?

How Would You Like to Come on the Publishing at Sea Cruise at a Discount?

 
This is a different blog today. It has an opportunity for you and your book in a quasi-far away place.

I’m a firm believer in getting away to learn. To merge with others of “like-minded” … away from home, from the office, from everyday “noise” and I do it at least once a year.
Sometimes it’s a learning conference just for me. Sometimes, it’s a writing retreat where the phone, the staff, the doorbell, the anything that …

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The Dollars … Cents … and Sense of Publishing

The Dollars … Cents … and Sense of Publishing

This past week, an article … a kind of “pity me” article … appeared in an edition of the Atlantic magazine. 
The author shared how she had been pitching to traditional publishers and agents for a decade; how she had several novels and other unpublished works on her computer; and how she is going to hold out for a traditional publishing contract.
I got tired of her whine and what she was writing and eventually posted my …

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The Author Success Formula Revisited …

The Author Success Formula Revisited …

A few weeks ago, I did a blog about the differences of “click” online events only and “brick” in person events. The pros and cons of each. 
After attending last week’s annual AuthorU Extravaganza in Denver, Colorado, I firmly believe that to maximize your growth and success quotient, you have got to show up … as in attending events and conferences in person.

The Author Success Formula requires relationships. Relationships that may be have been seeded online, …

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Is Your Book in the Limp-Along Merry-Go-Round?

Is Your Book in the Limp-Along Merry-Go-Round?

It’s reality check time … are you feeling a tad bummed as an author? Look in the mirror and ask: Are you disappointed with the flow of your book sales?
So … why do some authors fail … and merely limp along with their book sales?
Here are my top 10 reasons “why your book could be nose-diving” and caught on a book limp along merry-go-round.
1 Not understanding why minimal editing by a non-professional could be the …

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