The thing about dreams is that they are precious to those they belong to. As writers we of course love to write, but we also want to make a living from our art. Feed our families. Find a loyal readership to share our words with. Some of us dream of making it big. J.K. Rowling … Continue reading #Writers Beware: Author Solutions and Friends: The Inside Story | David Gaughran
I'm reblogging this from Wise Ink's Blog. They usually publish awesome and practical advice on writing, plus they tend to inspire the living adverbs out of a writer. Today is no exception. The article deals with influential authors who initially self-published. I'm reblogging it because I never knew Hemingway published his first book himself and … Continue reading 7 Revolutionary Authors Who Decided to Self-Publish | Wise Ink’s Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing
Writers! The new updated edition of David Gaughran’s Let’s Get Digital is now available at Amazon. I’ve learned a lot from the first edition, and I’m sure a lot of other authors did too, so make sure you get this updated version with all the latest bits of information on how to launch your writing career.
“Let’s Get Digital covers everything from how the disruptive power of the internet has changed the publishing business forever to the opportunities this has created for writers. It gives you practical, hands-on advice, sharing the very latest best practices on editing, cover design, formatting, and pricing.”
“It gives you proven marketing strategies that won’t eat into your writing time and are actually effective at selling books. It also shares tips on platform building, blogging, and social networking, and explains which approaches are best for selling fiction versus non-fiction, and what writers should really focus on.”
There are plenty of other reasons, too, why you should get Let’s Get Digital. Go check it out, read what it is all about, read the reviews. It’s a good book to have as your partner when you venture into the publishing unknown.
I’m certainly updating my old copy.
If you purchased the old 1st edition of Digital, you can grab the 2nd edition for free (instructions below). You won’t actually be able to purchase the new edition from Amazon if you bought the old one, so please follow those instructions to get your free copy.
I’ve news below on a sale I’m running on the companion book Let’s Get Visible, and explain below how this launch has been a bit of a disaster, but first here’s the blurb for the new edition of Digital:
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As promised, here is the final cover for the second book in the Guardians of the Seals series, and it won’t be called The Worthless One, as previously indicated. Nope. As the story evolved so did the players and as they evolved so did my research, and what I discovered blew my mind away. But that is … Continue reading Cover Reveal: The Morrigan
My first entry for 2014 and it's long overdue. I've been so inundated with daddy chores I scarcely had time to complete the editing on the second book. It continues to float in purgatory while being ravaged endlessly by revisions. But there's news. A splinter of light is piercing the dark of the tunnel. Being … Continue reading In Which I Humbly Stand Before You, Hat in Hand…
There are sharks out there, guys, and they're unscrupulous. They want to feed and they don't care how or who they eat. This article on David Gaughran's blog is a must read. It will help you make an informed choice when the time comes and you're in a situation where you want to use someone … Continue reading Penguin’s Solution for Authors: One Racket To Rule Them All
While I'm getting my ducks in a row a lot is happening in the world. I found this article by George Reisman interesting and worth sharing. Even though I am not officially live yet, this piece couldn't wait. Enjoy! The Greatness of Amazon and Kindle.