Archive for August, 2015

NEW Book on Crafting Your Book Proposal

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

It’s here! My brand new book for authors launched yesterday. Propose Your Book, How to Craft Persuasive Proposals for Nonfiction, Fiction, and Children’s Books (Allworth Press). Propose Your Book provides all the basics of crafting a successful book proposal from a fresh, yet professional perspective, but it delivers more—much more. This is the only book […]

Book Promotion is a Frame of Mind

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Authors often contact me after their book is published and say, “Help! My book isn’t selling. What’s wrong?” What’s wrong is that the author didn’t consider sales before deciding to write the book. Sure, he probably imagined his books flying off the shelves at bookstores and being delivered to homes and businesses all over the […]

There’s a Time to Hoard and a Time to Purge

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

I’m purging. It’s time to do an upgrade in my office—new paint, new flooring, new look. Ever try to move an office? It’s not an easy task. You probably accumulate more stuff in a home office than in any other room in the house. We stripped the kitchen and service porch a few years ago, […]

Is Writing a Chore or a Passion?

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Over the years, hopeful authors have come to me complaining, “I want to write, but I just can’t find the time.” They ask, “How do you find the time to write?” I tell them that it boils down to priorities. You have to want it badly enough to make it a priority. If the wannabe […]