Smashwords NaNoWriMo Promotion

It’s November and that means NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).  If you are like me, this free source (donations recommended) is a wonderful challenge to write a 50,000 word novel between November 1-30.  I have written two YA novels through this event and plan to get a good chunk of my third done. Smashwords, in […]

Amazon’s crowdsourced publishing program, Kindle Scout

Amazon is taking a new approach to publishing — a 21st century approach. With Kindle Scout, readers nominate which books are allowed to progress. Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. It’s a place where readers help decide if a book gets published. Selected books will be published by Kindle Press and receive […]

Amazon Kindle now has Pre-Orders for all publishers

Received this exciting news: Hello, We’re excited to announce that you can now make your new books available for pre-order in Kindle Stores worldwide. With a few quick and easy steps you can create a pre-order page up to 90 days in advance of your book’s release date–your pre-order product page will be created within […]

Lessons in Authorship, or how to self-publish and live

Self Publishing Star Ratings and Reviews

As a self-publishing author, we live for reviews of our work — good or bad. Reviews are meant to be an overall evaluation of the entire book: the formatting, content, offers, delivery. At times, we get reviews based on initial first reactions, and it is these reviews, especially the scathing, hurtful ones, that the author needs to learn to deal with.