Tag: author

Dec 11

Miscellaneous Question: Should I become an author?

An author is just a writer who refused to take ‘no’ for an answer and was stupid enough to get back up after they were kicked to the ground. To become a writer, you must write.  To become an author, you must publish.  To become successful, you must write more.

Mar 10

Self-Publishers Should Not Be Called Authors

…and other stupid blog post titles. To say that the landscape of publishing has dramatically changed over the last five years is an idiotic statement.  The landscape of publishing has been dramatically changing since it’s inception.  Just because someone finally noticed — after the printing press dramatically changed the landscape; after offset printing dramatically changed …

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Jan 01

AuthorsReading.com Will Offer Expedited Book Reviews Starting on January 1st 2014

AuthorReading.com will start offering expedited reviews to better serve the literary community. This year, small press and self-publishing has blossomed as never before, with self-publishing now very much a legitimate publishing option for authors. Today much of the literary community has shed its bias against those who have chosen to self-publish. Authors Reading welcomes this change and …

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Dec 01

NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month

As a multi-year winner (including this year, he wrote, tooting his own horn), I always look forward to NaNoWriMo.  And Camp NaNoWriMo.  And I have fond memories of Scriptfrenzy, and hope they bring it back. An article from the Examiner puts NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in perspective: A day to remember for a lot …

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Nov 22

Celebrating the life of C.S. Lewis (11/29/1898 – 11/22/1963)

“Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.” – C.S. Lewis On this day, November 22, 1963, the world lost a great man. An infinite voice. An unequaled imagination. From Wikipedia: Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963), commonly called C. S. Lewis and …

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Nov 07

Success Stories – To Self-Publish or Not To Self-Publish…

USA Today Bestselling author, Kelli Maine writes about the pros and cons of self publishing: Sometimes you have to take the plunge, but which direction do you go? Not too long ago, this question wasn’t considered valid by “the industry”. If you self-published, it was because you couldn’t get an agent or you couldn’t get …

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Sep 23

Kindle Direct Publishing Announces Kindle MatchBook

Amazon is officially launching Kindle MatchBook in October.  The announcement on their website can be seen HERE. According to the announcement, “For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases will soon allow you to buy the Kindle edition for $2.99, $1.99, $0.99, or free.” The program is making ebook versions of …

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