Tagged: author mistakes

7 Rules to Avoid Author Self-Sabotage — Don’t Be a WikiLeaks Moment!

7 Rules to Avoid Author Self-Sabotage — Don’t Be a WikiLeaks Moment!

As the political season enters the final month, we have all been overloaded with accusations, innuendos and a variety of interesting and inventive side steps and blatant untruths. Some of you are appalled by it; some of you have been amused by it; some of you have been mesmerized by it; some of you are sick of it; and some of it you have chosen to just ignore it.  Why am I bringing this up? …

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Don’t Be a Screwed Up, Misguided, Resistant Author at Work

Don’t Be a Screwed Up, Misguided, Resistant Author at Work

Holy Moley … I just got off the phone with one of the many trust publishing service providers I work with and refer clients to. This time, I was the listener to my colleague’s rant—she was exhausted in working with a particular client … on that always had the “but” in her vocabulary, ready to flow at a moment’s wink. Repeated phone and Skype calls asking the same questions over and over. When the solution/response …

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Authors, Judgement and Publishing Predators

Authors, Judgement and Publishing Predators

Authors—the boiler room operations of Author House, Author Solutions, Xlibris, iUniverse, etc., have hundreds of people “hounding” naïve authors-to-be around the clock—it’s their “job”—they are author hounders, lurking in the shadows, ready to root into your creative juices, and yes, your personal vanity, to get your wallet and book.

7 Deadly Sins of Publishing … Redux!

7 Deadly Sins of Publishing … Redux!

If you’re writing a book, and you have only a few thousand dollars to spend publishing and marketing it, how should you spend your money?
 
Three things must be at the top of your list. If they aren’t, you risk ending up with a book that looks amateurish, unprofessional and sloppy–with no chance whatsoever to become a bestseller.
 
Three book experts joined me on a webinar Tuesday night to explain “The 7 Deadly Sins Authors Commit in …

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