Do You Really Need Two Print-On-Demand Providers?

A lot has changed in the independent publishing industry since I published my novel, Husbands May Come and Go but Friends are Forever in 2009. I found an interesting guest column by Amy Collins, an expert in book sales and marketing previously published on www.buildbookbuzz, courtesy of Sandra Beckwith.

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Questions for First-Time Authors

Now that I’ve written my first novel, I think back to a few of the questions I wish I had asked myself before I started.

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Yes, You Can Tell a Book By Its Cover

I’ve finished my second novel, Staying Afloat, and am beginning to think about what should be on the cover. I came across a helpful article by Hobie Hobart, a well-known book cover designer, that offers some very helpful advice.

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Should I Publish an E-Book?

I often see this question posted by authors on social media sites. The bigger question is have you done your homework on DIY e-book publishing?

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New Publishing Opportunities from Random House

Exciting news for authors! Capitalizing on the ebook boom, Random House is announcing new digital-only imprints for a variety of genres.

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Another Reason to Upload Your Ebook to Smashwords

If your ebook is on Smashwords, it can now be available through the Apple iBookstore, which has a global reach to 50 countries.

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How to Get Published – California Writers Club – October 21, 2012 at the Oakland Library – 2:00 p.m.

I was thrilled to be asked to speak about my writing and publishing journey at the Berkeley Branch of the California Writers Club. See the details below.

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Famous Authors and Their Worst Rejection Letters

If you are an author who has been brave enough to submit your work to either an agent or publisher, odds are you’ve received a rejection letter.

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Tips on Getting Testimonials for Your Book

You’ve decided to self-publish your book. But you don’t know how to go about getting those back cover blurbs you need. Here are some tips.

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Smashwords Reaches 100,000 Ebook Milestone

Four-year-old Smashwords is gaining real traction. New global markets are openings up. Millions more readers will have access to our books.

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