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Building a Website with WordPress: Another Way to Do It

Building a Website with WordPress The website in this video on building a website with WordPress is more complex than most authors need, but it is loaded with features, and if you are interested in the way some of the plugins work and are looking for things that would make your website even cooler, this […]

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Self-Critiquing in Writers: Keeping the Right Kind of Creativity Flowing

Self-Critiquing in Writers: Keeping the Right Kind of Creativity Flowing   I enjoyed Michael Griffith’s post, “What, You Think You’re the Amazing Kreskin?” It’s about self-critiquing in writers and the way that can bog down the creative process. Mike’s post referred to two questions authors ask themselves, according to Lynda Barry in her post, “Two […]

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Deadly Traps for Writers: Things that Hurt Creativity and Productivity

Deadly Traps for Writers: Things that Hurt Creativity and Productivity   I have mentioned Jonathan Gunson’s blog, Bestseller Labs, before as a resource for writers. His most recent post is a guest blog by Roger Colby called “Three Deadly Traps for Writers.”  I haven’t written much here about the craft or challenges of writing, but […]

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Resources for Writers in ePublishing

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Resources for Writers in ePublishing   Anyone who is writing seriously should spend at least some time learning how to market that writing effectively. As Jack Canfield (author of Chicken Soup for the Soul and many other best-sellers, put it, not marketing your book is like giving birth to a child and leaving him or her […]

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Give Your eBook out Free to Generate Sales: Freebie Distribution

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Give Your eBook out Free to Generate Sales: Freebie Distribution   As part of the Kindle publishing process, you are invited to sign up for KDP Select, and this option allows you to give your book away for free and also sign up for the lending feature. Why would you do these things? Does it […]

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Write an eBook for Your Small Business

Write an eBook for Your Small Business I am a credit processing consultant – I help businesses take credit cards and other non-cash payment alternatives. If you need to understand something about credit processing, from why the fees are computed in the mind-boggling ways they are to how to know you’re getting a good deal […]

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Kindle Publishing Newsletter and Free eBook on ePublishing

Kindle publishing is a brave new world for writers. This site is designed for writers who have published, or want to publish, on Kindle or other e-publishing platforms and then to market those books successfully to a wider audience. We offer inspiration, technical knowledge and – maybe most important of all in the Kindle world – reviews […]

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Chicken Soup and Publishing and Marketing Strategies

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Chicken Soup for the __ books have sold about 500 million copies. I always thought the books were offensively simple-minded, pandering to a public taste for blandly affirmatively messages, and that they somehow naturally caught everybody’s attention and sold like hotcakes or prime time television.   How wrong I was.   It turns out that […]

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Free Publicity: Crazy Fans and Rick Riordan

Free Publicity for your book – that’s got to be a goal if you hope to make your book successful.  Watch this video and imagine if you could have even a few people like this talking about your work. I’m not saying this particular video makes much sense, but she speaks with great presence, knows […]

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Publishing on Kindle: Corson-Knowles Interview of Olli Hille

Publishing on Kindle – an interview with one of the most successful writers on Kindle. Tom Corson-Knowles interviews Olli Hille on the business of Kindle and the craft of writing. I found Hille’s ideas about social platform particularly germane to me, as he writes both fiction and nonfiction. He considers his “brand” his own name, […]

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