80% of books published this year won't earn enough to cover their publishing costs.
Is it because the author lacks writing skills?
Is it because the timing is not right?
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I met a fellow Toastmaster last year who said he and his wife go on vacation without a destination planned. I couldn't imagine getting in the car and … [Continue reading...]
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Those of you who know me realize that I'm all about helping others by using my gifts. Not the kind of gifts you unwrap, but those that God gave … [Continue reading...]
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When we were children, many of us loved to draw, color and write stories. But somewhere along the way, our life was HACKED by society who didn't value art. They … [Continue reading...]
If you publish with a traditional publisher, you will probably only get a $500 advance, or not much more than that. After you publish the book, most publishers keep all but 15% of your … [Continue reading...]
A few years ago, I went to a Matthew West concert at a local college. Matthew's tag line is, Tell Your Story, Change a Life. He does something original, and being a lover of stories, I was SOLD. He … [Continue reading...]
Can you imagine our lives if this title was true? I didn't want to imagine that all the dogs were dying. But the premise made me think, what if? It inspired me to build a story around it.
What do … [Continue reading...]
Are you sick of filling out forms every time you want to plan a sales promotion for your book?
Amazon created a new tool this week. Have you seen it? It avoids all the long, time-sucking forms you … [Continue reading...]
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Killer Nashville Claymore Awards Accepting Unpublished Manuscripts for entries until April 30th
NASHVILLE – Killer Nashville is one of the most well-respected … [Continue reading...]
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How do you hold up under criticism?
Do you retreat? Retaliate? Get angry? Do you lose your breath?
No one likes to be criticized. Yet as you rise to the top … [Continue reading...]