Self-Publishing—a Memoir

I could (literally) write a book about self-publishing. I was asked a few leading questions by a new author who had wisely decided to focus not on the revenue of publishing his book, but on helping others with its content. I thought this story of how I got started in self-publishing as well as traditional … Continue reading Self-Publishing—a Memoir

The Writer’s Myth

I'm in a number of Facebook groups dedicated to helping writers write well and get their books in front of readers. Over the years, we have seen many cases of wannabe writers pushing their stories into keyboards which (if they could) wince at the grammar and punctuation mistakes. To make matters worse, we have "publishers" … Continue reading The Writer’s Myth

Evolution of a Cover

For the second time in as many weeks, another author has approached me about the cover for The Timkers —Déjà Vu. They wanted to know how I did it — or did I hire it out. We don’t like it, but books are judged by their covers, so readers not intrigued by a cover will keep looking. … Continue reading Evolution of a Cover