Brandi Easterling Collins
Book Review

Book Review: Caroline’s Lighthouse by Brandi Easterling Collins

Caroline’s Lighthouse follows the story of Caroline Douglas, not the Caroline mentioned in the title.  She is a distant descendant of Caroline Marshall, who was rumored to have committed suicide to escape from an arranged marriage.  The present-day Caroline is no stranger to tragedy, having lost her mother to a car accident several years prior… Continue reading Book Review: Caroline’s Lighthouse by Brandi Easterling Collins

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Cover Design

Judging a book by its cover and the importance of a good cover design.

Whether we like it or not, a consumer judges a book by its cover.  Title, phrasing, and visual content draw the eye and help the buyer decide whether or not to buy a book.  Just a brief history on book covers – modern cover design began in the 19th century.  Have you ever looked at… Continue reading Judging a book by its cover and the importance of a good cover design.

Publishing schemes
Self-Publishing, Traditional Publishing

Your Dreams And Their Publishing Schemes

As I stated before, I started writing professionally in 2012 during a hospital stay.  I finished my first draft in the summer of 2014 and at that time, I started shopping around for a literary agent.  One of my first conversations with others in the writing world was that if I was interested in publishing… Continue reading Your Dreams And Their Publishing Schemes

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Marketing

The art of free, the agony of no profit, and the bliss of making the top 100

A few weeks ago, I made my new book, A Man’s World, free for five days.  If you are not familiar with the process, through KDP, every ninety days, the author can make their book free for up to five days.  I briefly touched this on my previous blog “The Magic of Your Email List”,… Continue reading The art of free, the agony of no profit, and the bliss of making the top 100