I didn't get a chance to post anything about it last fall, but a friend treated me to a day at World Con Science Fiction Con which was in Kansas City last fall year. Normally, if I go to a really big conference, it's World Fantasy--but who could pass up World Con when it's in … Continue reading A Day at WorldCon 2016 in KC
Corrected link for Print versus Ebook Pub Article
Okay, it didn’t like the shortened hyper link I used in the previous post, so here is the full one. http://priceonomics.com/can-authors-make-money-selling-books/?utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_campaign=Above+the+Fold&_wcsid=0A2EB727307196B51F1AEE986A0151F00A91EE648F7DC65F2A726B3CBDA27E0A&utm_content=buffer13fe4&utm_medium=twitter# So, hope this one works for you.
Print versus E-Book Publishing: An Author Crunches the Numbers
Reading an interesting article this morning which you may find useful as well. Here is the link to a guest article about one author’s publishing experience by Carter Phipps on PriceEconomics.com's website. : http://priceonomics.com/can-authors-make-money-selling-books/ He walks through the history of his first book,including the specifics on advances, royalties and foreign advances, plus info on how … Continue reading Print versus E-Book Publishing: An Author Crunches the Numbers
Future of Book Publishing in 2014 – Interesting Article
Well, that's what I get for typing before I have a cup of coffee. Forgot to include the link to the article in question! Find it below! Following a link from Greenleaf Book Group on LinkedIn, I found an article from a company called The Idea Logical Company (?) about the publishing industry at http://www.idealog.com/blog/nine-places-to-look-in-2014-to-predict-the-future-of-publishing/? … Continue reading Future of Book Publishing in 2014 – Interesting Article
Singing the Writing Blues
No, it's not writer’s block. It’s worker's block. I’ve been focused for the last few months on rebuilding my freelance business, and/or finding work since recovering from the “Great Recession” and a medical issue that started a couple of years ago and took a year to resolve. Then, as one discovers, it often takes even longer … Continue reading Singing the Writing Blues
Keywords and SEO: Heading Toward Mush?
I was trolling on LinkedIn today, and while reading yet another profile summary, I was thinking about the way the summary was written. There was nothing wrong with it, but the phrasing, although smooth and polished, just seemed curious, and oddly familiar. And then it hit me. She was probably fitting in keywords for SEO. I had … Continue reading Keywords and SEO: Heading Toward Mush?
Good News For Writers Who Feel Guilty
I don′t know about you, but this last year has been a doozy in many ways. (Doozy, that′s a technical term for . . .whoa!) I have struggled to find time to work on my own creative writing, and felt a ton of guilt over what was clearly a lack of self-discipline. But an article … Continue reading Good News For Writers Who Feel Guilty
Storytelling: A Powerful Tool for Anyone
I am providing a link here to a post I put up recently on my Questing Moon Communications website/blog. The topic of that post is Storytelling: A Powerful Tool for Businesses and Organizations . . . but it is also a powerful tool for individuals. Stories have traditionally helped human beings examine and reshape their lives, which … Continue reading Storytelling: A Powerful Tool for Anyone
Writing Resolutions for 2013
If you traditionally make resolutions, you’ve probably already got your list for 2013. As for me, I tend to wander into them sometime in the first few days of January. But mentally, I had made the committment back in December to do more with my own creative writing this year. Last year I was going … Continue reading Writing Resolutions for 2013
Should You Get a Writing Degree?
Should you get a writing degree? The question came up recently in an online discussion on LinkedIn, and it got me thinking deeply about the topic. It’s been a running controversy for years among writers. Many have degrees, and many don’t. There are successful and less successful writers on both sides of the aisle. In light of the … Continue reading Should You Get a Writing Degree?