Faking it til you make it, or Hey! My book is out!!


So, how many of you leap into things, smiling through faces while hiding a certain amount of quavering within? I've done it all my life, think I've come from a family who taught me about this, created another family who can do it. It's a useful skill. Got me through university, job interviews, marriage, parenting.…

Jane Friedman…


Has an excellent blog. In today's, she posts a checklist and a time-estimate for self-publishing your book. Go check her out. You won't regret it. LOTS of good info here. https://janefriedman.com/self-publishing-checklist/  

Smashwords: Amazon’s Hachette Dispute Foreshadows What’s Next for Indie Authors


Interesting posting, well worth a read. Smashwords: Amazon's Hachette Dispute Foreshadows What's Next for Indie Authors.

Indie publishing from the owner of Smashwords


http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/content-and-e-books/article/61116-hugh-howey-and-the-indie-author-revolt.html Interesting article in Publisher's Weekly about the ongoing increase in indie publishing. Key points: - professional editor - professional cover design and key to all: - great story!

The Writer’s Union and the art of gentle discouragement


I was lucky enough to be able to attend a Writer's Union workshop yesterday. I say lucky, because, as a writer without a book published by a "real" publishing house, I can't be a member, so it was a bit like being invited to a frat house but not allowed to drink. It was an…

Infographic: 4 Key Book Publishing Paths


Infographic: 4 Key Book Publishing Paths. Excellent post by Jane Friedman. Writers should subscribe.

Word on the Street Festival Doesn’t Care About Author Scam


Word on the Street Festival Doesn't Care About Author Scam. Reblogged from David Gaughran's excellent blog. While I am not aware of Author Solutions position with the Halifax Word on the Street Festival, I thought I would repost in the interest of writers beware.  

Connecting to the criminal element


Whew. It's like the wild west out there. I'm talking about self-publishing, small publishing companies, vanity presses, etc. With the endless diversity there is now available in the publishing universe, it is becoming harder and harder to pick out the black hats from the white hats. We writers are a needy lot, and want so desperately to…

Start Here: How to Get Your Book Published


Start Here: How to Get Your Book Published. Wonderful blog post with all sorts of good info and links. Fantastic job!

Why e-authors still need to get their work in print…


Why e-authors still need to get their work in print.... By the very productive and awesome Steve Vernon...