The Marketing Game – Part 2

Last time we asked (ourselves and you) the BIG QUESTION when it comes to book marketing, but first a caveat: To the true writer, writing itself is the reward, beyond publication and marketing. Still, one of perhaps only two primal reasons to write is to share your creativity, your story, your life experiences and insights….

So You Want To Be A Writer

So you ‘re thinking that writing would be a great gig; you would be your own boss, forget “The Man,” and make a bunch of money. All you’d have to do is make up stories, which would be sorta like lying, the talent you used to have with your Mom when she figured you were…

You Don’t Have To Dress Like a Turnip

There was once a National Lampoon vinyl album (yes, that long ago) in which a person, barely heard in the spoof audience kept saying, “Hey! I’m dressed like a turnip!” Finally the spoofed emcee said, “I see someone out there in the audience dressed as a turnip.” In the age of mass media, mass everything,…

Good-bye, Doc

His life of music was one in which he chronicled the American experience as it came to him from tradition and history as bluegrass bled through and became country, from other musicians playing that hard-to-categorize genre called folk, which taken together, assayed America as well or better than anything Mark Twain ever wrote.

Making Hay of Social Media

As a group, we writers seem resistant to go digital/electronic. I admit, there's nothing like thumbing through a just-published book with one's name on it. Still, the digital world is ever more a reality these days. bookhitch posted this on making use of social media. I'm just sayin'….      Tweet Your Way to the Top Of…

Freakonomics » How I Self-Published a Book, And How You Can Too

Sad to say, but this article tells it exactly how it is in the pub industry. The only caveat is that the author has had the advantage of five conventionally published books on which to build his digital platform. This is a cross-post from James Altucher‘s blog Altucher Confidential. His previous appearances on the Freakonomics…