Archive for the 'Resources' Category

More Blog Tour Resources, Recommended eBooks, and a RECIPE

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Well, the host of my blog tour stopover for today seems to have disappeared—she has not posted to her blog site since early this month and she has ignored all of my follow-up emails. So we’re on our own today. One thing she wanted me to do was to share a recipe, so that’s what […]

Publishing and Marketing Resources for Authors

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

I’m often asked which of my most current publishing/marketing books I would recommend to authors. To refresh your memory, they are Publish Your Book, Promote Your Book and Talk Up Your Book. It might be a good idea to order all three as they sort of play off of one another—one picks up where the […]

Organizations Change With the Industry

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Do you remember Publishers Marketing Association? It’s now the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). And SPAN (Small Publishing Association of North America) is now the Association of Publishers for Special Sales (APSS). And there are new writing groups and publishing organizations forming all over the US. There are also some old organizations that have kept […]

Publishing/Marketing News and Views

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

My first enewsletter goes out today. My test runs have seemed to work out, only I can’t get the document to look right in Yahoo. So if you are on my list and you have yahoo, the format may look a tad off. Sigh. Oh, I’m not new to writing newsletters. I’ve been compiling the […]

A World of Directories

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Yesterday, I shared a few resources for those who want to get their poetry and music published. I suggested referring to Writer’s Market. I was reminded by an astute follower of this blog, colleague and friend that Writer’s Market has directories specific to the poetry market. They also have a directory representing the children’s market […]

Publish Your Poetry or Music

Monday, April 1st, 2013

I received a call yesterday morning—yes, Easter—before the sun was up—from someone wanting information about publishing poetry and music. I thought you might be interested in some of the resources I gave her. 1: “Writer’s Market” is a directory listing magazines and publishers—some of which publish poetry. You can purchase it at most bookstores for […]

Best Newsletters for Authors

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

One way to become informed about the publishing industry and to keep up on industry news, the best promotional activities, resources for authors and so forth is to subscribe to and READ/STUDY some of the many industry newsletters. Here are those that I recommend for authors. Publishing Basic Free Book Marketing Matters Free […]

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 […]

Resources and Opportunities for Authors

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Look for my article this week in Fran Silverman’s Book Promotion Newsletter: “Sell More Books by Listening to Your Readers.” To subscribe to this almost free enewsletter, go to: It’s $9.95/year for a subscription. Here are a few other enewsletters I recommend for authors—all FREE: Brian Jud’s Book Marketing Matters Publishing Basics […]

The Benefits of Networking

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

What have you shared with a colleague, friend or acquaintance, lately? When you read that an editor is looking for good mysteries, do you immediately let members of the mystery branch of your writers’ group know? If you see a chest of drawers at the curb with a FREE sign on it, do you call […]