There are two main types of writers in the world: those who need absolute silence when they are putting words on the page, and those who can’t create anything without … Continue reading Music to Your Ears: The Soundtrack of My Fictional Worlds
Note: The Kindle edition of Dark the Dreamer’s Shadow is now available for pre-order! Paperbacks can be had on August 17. Keep an eye out for fun, exclusive Launch Day … Continue reading How to Make a Linked Table of Contents for Kindle eBooks
The Internet, that great and glorious money-making venture, has done some amazing things for the humble self-published author. As a marketing platform, it is unparalleled in scope – and with … Continue reading Should Self-Published Authors Get Paid by How Much You Read?
Note: Yes, fellow blizzard friends and horrible, mean, dry, warm people elsewhere in the country, I am writing this from under about 30 inches of snow. So far the power … Continue reading A Publisher’s Weekly and ABNA Reviewer Responds to Disappointment
Well, it looks like I got my (very irritating) ABNA experience on the books just in time. The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award is officially kaput, according to an announcement on … Continue reading Amazon Scraps Breakthrough Novel Award in Favor of Kindle Scout
Some people say that the hardest part of writing a book is making yourself sit down at the keyboard. Some say it’s maintaining the commitment to finish your first draft. … Continue reading The pre-publication checklist for indie authors
Pssst. Hey, self-published authors. I’ve got a secret for you. Do you want to know how to get more exposure for your book on Amazon? Are you confused about why … Continue reading The Dirty Little Secret of Amazon Category Rankings
If you’re a budding author or have self-published recently, I’m sure you’ve heard about this, but here it is anyway. For the past six years, Amazon has hosted the Breakthrough … Continue reading 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award