Do you go out to play? Savvy Authors Do!
When was the last time someone knocked on your door and asked you out to play? When you are on vacation, are you able to leave the office, the emails … gulp, the mobile behind?
When was the last time you allowed yourself to restore or re-create yourself? How about giving yourself a Valentines and take a Play Day? It could be just the thing to juice up …
Is the Publishing World Turning? Yes, yes it is …
Publishing is morphing on a daily basis … If you are a new author, you’ve got publishing questions. Plenty of them. If you are an already published author, you should have publishing questions. Plenty of them.
As an author, ask: should I traditionally publish (hello New York), self-publish, independent publishing, pay-to-publish, hybrid publish, audio publish: ePublish or pPublish or aPublish … which is right for me and …
Tomorrow is the 4th of July … a huge day in America. It’s America’s birthday. For ALL authors and writers globally, we should be joining in a universal cheer and celebration of the power of our words. Have you taken some time out to chew over the privilege you have to be able to write what you want? Really chew on it? Many countries don’t have that privilege.
The First Amendment of the Constitution states:
Sometimes I noodle with lists … from food to movies to books I love to books I want to read to things I want to do (or must) … you name it, lists are everywhere. Surrounded by books and authors on a 24/7 basis, over a hot mug of tea early this AM, I came up with my It’s Cool to be an Author and Writer list.
Having Author Friends. We peep need to hang out …
A thought … and a question:
Today is moving toward yesterday …
What are you planning for tomorrow?
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How Should Authors Publish? New York or On Their Own?
The real question is: What Should YOU Do?
Not a week goes by that these questions don’t surface via email or a phone call:
Should I try to sell my book to New York?
Should I self-publish?
What’s the difference between the two?
What should I do?
Can you help me?
Fair enough … all valid questions for authors … …
The typical self-published author sells less than 100 books. One Hundred Freakin’ Books! Yikes. You can’t make a living that way. You can’t cover your costs of production. What you do has become frustrated and dismayed. In other words, you fail–something that wasn’t in your vision path when you first started doing your authoring and publishing path.
Yes Dear Author, there is a significant difference between authors who sell just a few books (and yes, that’s …
The Book Shepherds: Why should you write a book? The Credibility Factor
#2 Your book creates The Creditibility Factor. Creating a book with substance and quality says reams about whom and what you are. You’ve done the research; you’ve done a study;