I’m going to tell you a story about my first attempts on self-publishing. I mentioned in my first blog some of the things that came up, namely the typos and attempts to get my book out there. One thing I wish someone had told me when I first started was the importance of format conversion. … Continue reading The Mechanics of Format Conversion
Doing research for my last blog, I happened to run across this article written in 2014 by chance: Self-Publishers Should not be called Authors. As you can probably tell by the title, the author, whom I am guessing was paid for this article, makes the case that self-published writers, a.k.a. the independent writers, should not… Continue reading Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing: What it means to be a professional author?
“You know how they say that all creative people – authors, artists, etc – have big egos and if they get criticized or rejected, their ego is getting hurt? Yes, it's true, creative individuals do have big egos. They have to have it to do what they do. But it's not their ego that they… Continue reading Publisher’s rejection letters and why you shouldn’t worry about them
Is there one true way to write a book? Personally, I do not believe so. There are authors who swear by outlines, there are people who just pick up a pen and write, and there are those who dictate into a recording device. The one thing I can speak about is that the writer needs… Continue reading Planning out a novel