Cover Design

Cover artists, graphic designers – the masters of the thumbnail. Even though the books are the authors’ babies, the image translation is up to someone else. Someone we might not know. Someone who might not have even read your book. First phase, don’t leave anything to chance. Find commercially free images to give the artists.... Continue Reading →

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Update: Current Projects

So, this month has been crazy. I've been doing #DecemberGiveaway - see above tab - which has been awesome. The book giveaway went smoothly, and though the query critique contest had a few areas that need improvement, I've already completed two out of three. Last weekend, I released two shorts to my mailing list (sorry,... Continue Reading →

5 Writing #Hashtags to Follow

Twitter and I are still newly acquainted. I'm not terribly consistent with it, and there are days when just looking on my Trends List makes me done with social media for the day; however, as I've said many times, Twitter is an excellent resource for writers - aspiring or otherwise. Below are a list of... Continue Reading →

Royalty Realities

My royalties came in last week, but I've been debating how exactly to approach this post. Going into writing, there's this make it or break it mind set. It is difficult to move beyond the starving artist versus billionaire Rowling idea. Reality #1 - your first royalty payment on your first book likely won't be... Continue Reading →

Life at a Small Press

I've been at a small press for about 8 months. My experiences there have been a mix though mostly positive or neutral in tone. Several unexpected lessons popped up, and I believe anyone who finds themselves with a contract from a small press needs to consider the following. Marketing The lion's share of the marketing... Continue Reading →

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