Category Archives: Self-publishing

Drowning In You Book Release Shout Out!

One of my fabulous blog friends, Rebecca Berto, has a book release going on right now! It’s a new adult contemporary romance entitled Drowning in You. I wanted to give her a shout out here for being fearless and feisty … Continue reading

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The Six Train to Wisconsin Cover Reveal

Drumroll please….This is my book’s cover! Jian Chan and I spent hours and hours and then a few more hours on it  in February. He is the most patient and most talented cover designer. He took a couple of my … Continue reading

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Indie Publishing Cross Genre Books and AudioBooks: An Interview with Stephanie Queen

Today, the lovely and vivacious Stephanie Queen has stopped by to answer questions on her indie publishing success. I met Stephanie at a Backspace Writer’s Conference in 2010. She was a take-charge woman who fearlessly approached published authors to ask … Continue reading

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What’s Happening with my Novel Part II

Right now, I feel like a juggler of fire and a lion tamer all rolled into one. When you indie publish, there are so many pieces to a very enormous project. Excel spreadsheets are my new best friend. Createspace has … Continue reading

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Indie Publishing Q&A with K. L. Schwengel

Today, the lovely and talented K.L. Schwengel has graciously stopped by to talk about her indie publishing experience and share her book launch with us. The release date was February 4, 2013. I’m so thrilled for K.L.! 1)   Why did … Continue reading

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Help Me Pick My Hook

We’ve reached that point. The dreaded point. I need to have a one line summary of my novel, The Six Train to Wisconsin, for my promotional materials and my newly-created Facebook Author Page. I despise one line summaries. How do I boil … Continue reading

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What’s Going On With My Novel?

As you may have guessed from all the Q&As, I’ve been gathering as much info on self-publishing as I can. After reading Jenna’s responses to our Q&A, I decided to engage CreateSpace to design the interior formatting of my paperback. … Continue reading

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Jenna Bennett: 10 Questions on Self Publishing and Traditional Publishing

Today, the fabulous and prolific Jenna Bennett has graciously agreed to answer all my questions on publishing. Jenna publishes the New York Times Bestselling Do-It Yourself Home Renovation Mystery series with Penguin under Jennie Bentley, publishes a futuristic romance  series with Entangled and … Continue reading

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Five Questions with August McLaughlin: Indie Publishing With An Agent

Today, the amazingly talented August McLaughlin is here to answer questions on her hybrid self-publishing experiences. August is an agented author who decided to self-publish with the assistance of her agency. She’s a blog bud of mine who has taught … Continue reading

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Market or Die 2: Book Review

I devoured Jennifer Fusco’s second book in her Market or Die series in a couple days. This book leverages the work you did with her first book on author branding and discusses how to use the power of your brand. … Continue reading

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