To market, to market

Over the last few years, I’ve met several authors who have been marketing their books. Most are independent. Some have hybrid contracts with publishing houses, and a few have traditional contracts. But I wouldn’t have met most of them if they hadn’t traveled to a book store or author fair or conference to talk aboutContinue reading “To market, to market”

Scifi for me, please

If you asked me, I’d have to admit to wanting my scifi free of fantasy elements. Can’t help it. While I don’t mind dragons in movies, I’m not so willing to read about them. I want my “Ship who Sang.” You can have those “dragons of Perth.” This post explains the differences, the fusions, andContinue reading “Scifi for me, please”

Begin well

I don’t know if I think these really are the 10 best opening lines, but they are all memorable. Clearly some are so memorable that people know them who haven’t even read the books they come from. What’s your best opening line? Top 10 Best Book Opening Lines | A Writer’s Path. http://ryanlanz.com/2015/04/25/top-10-best-book-opening-lines/

Artist needs support

Who doesn’t dream about having a book made into a film? Abbie Reese, who describes herself as an independent artist and researcher, is making her film a reality, but she needs some help. She’s been working on a project with the Poor Clare Colettines in Rockford, Illinois, for 10 years. That’s when she began wonderingContinue reading “Artist needs support”

Sell it

Two Florida indie authors have opened a bookstore that sells only indie-published books. There’s an idea worth spreading. First Bookstore Dedicated to Self-Published Authors Opens in Florida. http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/bookselling/article/66254-first-bookstore-dedicated-to-self-published-authors-opens-in-florida.html#path/pw/by-topic/industry-news/bookselling/article/66254-first-bookstore-dedicated-to-self-published-authors-opens-in-florida.html