2014 Awards

Inspiration

Authors Overcoming Odds

Most bestsellers are written by authors who went through humbling experiences. Read these examples and think about them whenever you have doubts. * She was persuaded by her sister to send the manuscript to a literary … [Read More...]

Marketing

Author Horoscope: Taurus

If you're an author born between April 20th and May 21st, you are patient, with endless stamina and inner strength. However, being an author can be difficult for you, because of the uncertainty for success. When … [Read More...]

Untraditional Publishing

Authors going from Poor to Wealthy

No author is better than you. If there’s an author making more money, selling more books, getting their stories adapted to film, and has a terrific ancillary product line to go along with the books, then the difference is that author has learned how other successful authors are doing things. Let that sink in for a moment. “A wealthy author has learned how to do things that other wealthy authors are doing.” Here’s another way to look at things. The publishing industry is willing to pay some … [Read More...]

Author Horoscope: Aries

If you're an author born between March 21st and April 19th, you will conquer the challenge of using your gift to write for a living. And wow…I feel sorry for anyone that stands in your way! You have strength, courage, and confidence in your abilities. You're not sold on any one path for success and not afraid to speak your mind when someone disrupts your writing. In fact, you have a “Bring it on” attitude and willing to fight for your dreams. The crazy thing is that writing takes hours a … [Read More...]

Untraditional Publishing is Born!

(This was my very first blog, back in Oct of 2009. See if it relates, now 6 and half years later.) Do you remember the days when authors used to write a book, do several redrafts, research literary agents, write query letters, write a synopsis of the book, write an outline, and write chapter samples? By this time, the author’s book was polished. This process also helped the author discover their market. A polished book and established market is what literary agents and traditional publishers … [Read More...]