Inner Geek: Finding Inspiration

Inner Geek: Finding Inspiration

I’m going to be honest. I wrote the title for this blog and then promptly fell asleep. It was seven in the morning, and I’d been up all night, plagued with a battery of thought as writers often are, and I was exhausted. I wrote this title, ready to invite you back into my geekside virtual office with a question: do you know what sells? Continue reading “Inner Geek: Finding Inspiration”

Pricing Your eBook: How Much Should I Charge?

Pricing Your eBook: How Much Should I Charge?

Writing a book is hard work. It doesn’t matter how much you love the craft; the process of brainstorming, writing, polishing, and publishing is tough. It’s even harder as an independent author because you and you alone are taking on the responsibilities of author, publisher, and marketer. And one of the toughest decisions you’ll face is how much to charge for your e-book. Continue reading “Pricing Your eBook: How Much Should I Charge?”

How Do I Get eBook Reviews?

How Do I Get eBook Reviews?

So you’ve published an e-book. That’s half the battle, now isn’t it? Many new indie authors think writing the manuscript, subjecting it to painstaking proofs and editing resulting in sleep-deprived madness, cover art design, file conversion, and the ultimate click to publish was the entire battle. It’s not. Once you hit publish, you have effectively fallen through the looking glass into a whole new world. A world that in all likelihood is stranger than the one you wrote about in your book. Continue reading “How Do I Get eBook Reviews?”

Fiction Writing Rule #1

Fiction Writing Rule #1

Fiction; the word gives me goose bumps. It embodies creativity, imagination, and the many facets of the human experience. It’s light and dark. It’s fun and frustrating. Best of all, experts (like Writer’s Digest) agree it has no set rules. You might say the number one rule of fiction writing is there are no rules, or at least none that cannot be broken. Continue reading “Fiction Writing Rule #1”

Recovering from a Less Than Favorable eBook

Recovering from a Less Than Favorable eBook

Oops! It’s cute when a toddler says it, but “oops” really is one of the most terrifying words in the English language. If it pops out after you’ve published your first e-book, then Houston, we have a problem! Chances are, your “oops” was more along the lines of, “Oh, s^&#” or “F^&# me!” It’s okay to go sailor, but as disheartening as a self-publishing mistake can be, it does not signify the end. Continue reading “Recovering from a Less Than Favorable eBook”

An eBook Market Review & a Guide to 2015

An eBook Market Review & Guide to 2015

It’s a fact; e-books are no longer a mere novelty. They have officially become big business. In recent years, electronic books have begun to take over an ever-growing percentage of the literary market share. As we gear up for the New Year, one we predict to be filled with unprecedented content and literature, we’ve put together a snapshot of the e-book marketplace. Are you one of the hundreds of indie authors eking out a name for yourself in the e-market, or are you about to join the ranks? Either way, this blog is for you! Continue reading “An eBook Market Review & Guide to 2015”