Archive for November, 2014

Thanksgiving for Authors

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

This is not the only day when authors should be giving thanks. We ask for a lot and expect a lot when it comes to preparing a book for publication and marketing that book. There are people who help us all along the way. Don’t forget to thank them for their time and expertise. Sure, […]

A Book Review is NOT a Book Report

Monday, November 24th, 2014

As authors, the more we put ourselves and our books out there, the more we subject ourselves to criticism. In fact, we even ask for it. A major method of promoting our books is to solicit book reviews. If your book is at Amazon.com and it is doing well, Amazon helps you out by asking […]

The Guest Blog

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

What fun it is to be an author. This morning, I woke up to a treat! I’m guest blogger at Jenai’s Bookingly Yours Blog, talking about how I came to write my Klept Cat Mysteries. Check it out here: http://www.bookinglyyours.blogspot.com This is actually one of many blogs where I’ve posted or where my books have […]

Book Promotion 101

Friday, November 21st, 2014

This is the last in my publishing series. See others in this series posted at this blog site November 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 14 and 17. Today, we’re discussing book promotion. But what you read here in this small space is only a snapshot of the reality of the topic. There are entire books […]

How Much Should You Pay For a Promotions Package?

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Most authors today sign with a pay-to-publish (or self-publishing) company. These companies have various options for authors, including the publication of a book in paperback and extra services for a fee, such as, editing, and various promotions packages. Some of those extras coming from these companies can be expensive and worth little or nothing. I’ve […]

I’m a Published Author; Now What?

Friday, November 14th, 2014

This is number five in my Publishing Blog Series. See the other four posted November 5, 6, 8, and 10, 2014. So your dream is to become a published author. It could be because you have something to say or to share. Some of you want to produce a book as an added dimension to […]

Publishing/Marketing News and Views–Nov 2014

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Publishing/Marketing News and Views Bringing you the information and resources you need to succeed. November 2014, Volume 2, Issue 8 Editor: Patricia Fry Why This Newsletter? This newsletter has been a long time coming. With over forty years embedded in the world of writing, publishing, and book promotion and a good twenty years working with […]

What’s the Author’s Most Important Selling Point?

Monday, November 10th, 2014

This is the fourth in the Publishing Series. Be sure to read the former 3 posts, as well. We start out on the publishing path with dreams and expectations. Some of us crave the prestige that comes with authorship. We might long to tell our story, to be noticed, to achieve credibility in our field […]

Submission Guidelines: How Important Are They?

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Just like dogs, horses, artists, fingerprints, personalities, no two publishers are alike. They produce different material, have different requirements, and their submission guidelines are different. Why consider submission guidelines? Why not just present your material to the publisher of your choice? Even though there are hundreds more publishers, there are also thousands more hopeful authors […]

Keys to Choosing the Right Publishing Option

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

The first step to choosing the right publishing option for your particular project is to know what your options are. Here’s a link to an article I wrote that clearly and completely outlines publishing options and how to proceed through each. http://www.matilijapress.com/articles/pod-publishing-alternatives.htm I suggest you study this article and let me know if you have […]