I think I’m an addict. No, no, not what you have in mind; not street skag and not the more commonly accepted uptown coke. Certainly not opioids, although I have a longstanding prescription for a small amount to help me deal with persistent knee and leg pain. It’s writing, I think. It’s my compulsion to write that has […]Read More A Jones I Never Anticipated
Something tells me that I’m really getting serious about making it as a writer. I mutter imprecations at about this time each morning – I’m not getting any writing done. So what am I doing? Marketing. Making connections. Lining up book cover blurbs for my soon-to-be-released e-book, “We Are Strong, But We Are Fragile.” Checking […]Read More The Little Marketer
As much as AMAZON seems a bully in the book market in some ways, they’re not complacent, as the article linked below shows. Grabbing Goodreads will give them a window into readership habits and trends. Good for both readers and writers doing business with AMAZON to know. The AtlanticRead More The Simple Reason Why Goodreads Is So Valuable to Amazon/The Atlantic
This is it. This what you have to do to get the book pub biz’ attention” You have to come up with a great idea for a book You have to commit it to the page with excellent writing skills You have to develop you own cover and publish the book You have to […]Read More Book Publishers Scramble to Rewrite Their Future/Underwire
Poets & Writers, Jan/Feb 2013 It’s a bitch trying to advise writers these days, and P&W knows it. Ten years ago it was only necessary to offer tips on good writing and something here and there to clue aspiring or emerging writers in on support systems, such as conferences, workshops, markets, and the like. But […]Read More Inspiring and Educating In A New Literary World
One site that’s growing in popularity is Smashwords, and their site has a presentation on the growing emergence of e-books. Some of its pertinent points, some of which you may want to take exception to, particularly if you have a distinct love for the print book:Read More What’s a Writer To Do, Other Than Hope For a Print Book Contract?
“To complicate the charges and counter-charges over the Department of Justice’s anti-trust case and Amazon’s role in electronic publishing, a publishing trade report (Publisher’s Lunch) noted that the U.S. State Department is negotiating a no-bid multi-million dollar contract with Amazon to purchase thousands of e-readers loaded with content at a bulk discount.”Read More Legality, Business, Writing, and E-books