Archive for August, 2007

Authors Should Strive to Learn Something New Every Day

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Are you always in learning mode? I like to think that I am. Here, I share some of the information bites I learned this week. Read all the way through the great book promotion idea for military books and the good news that bar code prices are decreasing to some rather shocking publishing statistics. For […]

Good Things Coming for Authors

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

My traditional pre-publication discount offer is official. You can now order a copy of the newly revised edition of The Right Way to Write, Publish and Sell Your Book AND the accompanying Author’s Workbook at my Web site http://www.matilijapress.com/rightway.html As you’ll notice, there are 4 ordering options. (The discount offers are good through September 20, […]

A Writer’s Pace

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

My book is with the printer. Yup, the revised edition of The Right Way to Write, Publish and Sell Your Book is out of my hands and into the care of strangers at a new-to-me offset printing company. I’m experiencing a mix of relief and sadness. I’m glad that the project is completed, but I […]

Don’t Bypass the Onramp to Publishing Success

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

Have you discovered that the road to publishing success is rather bumpy? It’s not easy to locate the freeway, is it? I’ve spent much of the last several weeks trying to steer authors and would-be authors toward the onramp. I’m working with clients, of course, but I also get a lot of random questions via […]

Authors Should Heed Those Discouraging Words

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

Authors Should Heed Those Discouraging Words By Patricia Fry A hopeful author said to me yesterday, “I know that your purpose in writing The Right Way to Write, Publish and Sell Your Book was to help authors succeed, but, as I read through your book, it almost seems as though you’re trying to discourage them.” […]