Archive for the 'Books' Category

Authors Need Readers Who Know How to Research

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Wouldn’t it be nice? We go to a lot of trouble to put ourselves out there—to be noticed by readers of our topic/genre. And still you meet people and hear from people who have never heard of you or your book, even when you write in their favorite genre or on a topic of their […]

Patricia Fry/Klepto Cat Mysteries–an Interview

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Rags and I have been interviewed over at the Socrates Book Review site. Be sure to check it out because we’re talking about the latest Klepto Cat Mystery, PAWSitively Sinister. The new book has two Amazon reviews so far and both are 5-stars. If you like cats who get involved in intricate mysteries with […]

Another NEW Klepto Cat Mystery!

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

PAWSivitely Sinister is now available for download to your Kindle. This is the 11th book in the Klepto Cat Mystery series and what a story it is: The Ivey family travel to San Francisco to help Arthur and his long-time friend, Suzette, clean out the mansion. News of the massive estate sale lures a variety […]

What’s to Become of the Book Festival?

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

The giant Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (LATFB) is over. Typically, we would still be planning for the event, but it came earlier than usual this year. I guess the timing of Easter had something to do with that. SPAWN (Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network) had a presence at the LATFB as we […]

Author Explains How to Triumph Over Trying Times

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

I’m featuring some of my clients this week. I edited Gary Ryan’s interesting book, TRIUMPH Over Trying Times, A Voyage of Discover to the Center of Yourself. Here’s what the author has to say about his book: “Many of us are realizing that ever more rapid changes are taking place, both for us personally and […]

A Savvy Author’s Journey—SM Huggins, “Green, The Awakening”

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Recently, it occurred to me that I have many clients with excellent books—I know, because I edited them. I also have this informative, entertaining blog site. I’ve decided to bring the two together and introduce some of my clients through my blog. I start with S.M. Huggins, the author of Green, The Awakening. I conducted […]

Best Books for Authors

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

As promised, today I will provide you with a list of books I recommend that you read at various stages of your writing and publishing journey. Publish Your Book, Proven Strategies and Resources for the Enterprising Author by Patricia Fry (Allworth Press, 2012). This is the book you should be reading before you decide whether […]

Graphics or No Graphics?

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Talk Up Your Book has been featured as a “Recommended Book of the Month” at the Writers-Editors website. Check it out: You’ll also find a plethora of contests for writers here. Maybe you can arrange to become an award-winning author in 2013 Graphics and Illustrations This morning, a client asked whether or not she […]

Publishing/Marketing Books Bundled

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Amazon is offering both of my latest books in a bundle package today. You can buy both Publish Your Book and Promote Your Book for $27.69. How’s that for a bargain? They sell for $19.95 each. It’s a savings of $12.21. How many of you have purchased either of these books at your local bookstore? […]

Moving Right Along

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Two of my articles have shown up this week—my piece, “Take Advantage of Book Promotion Opportunities” in Publishing Basics and “Evaluate Your Author Success Potential” in Book Promotion Newsletter. I think most of you know that my latest book—number 35 (but who’s counting?)—was launched this month. It’s Publish Your Book, Proven Strategies and Resources for […]