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What Does It Really Mean To Be A Self-Published Author?

I’ve written a blog post or two about self-publishing and the tasks that indie authors have to deal with on a daily basis. A couple of days ago I came across Wordle. Now, I’ve seen Wordle creations before, but had no idea how people made them or what they were called. Now, I do and … Continue reading

Crowdfunding For Authors

Is crowdfunding the new piggy bank for self-published authors? Without the backing of a sponsor (i.e. a traditional publishing house) indie authors have to pay for editing, cover design, publishing, marketing and promoting their brand and books. The cost can run into the thousands and seeing how most of us are strapped for cash – … Continue reading

Beautifully said…

David Baldacci: I worry people will suddenly realise I don’t know what the hell I’m doing

Originally posted on Metro:
David Baldacci, author of The Hit and Absolute Power (Picture: Writer Pictures) Author David Baldacci, 52, has written 26 best-selling thriller novels with help from pals in the US Secret Service. His latest, The Hit, is out now What’s The Hit about? It’s about a government assassin who has been tasked…

Different Kind of Shapes by Håkan Dahlström

Writer’s brain teaser – Inspirational photo #1

What’s All The Fuss About Amazon?

Part of me feels as if I’ve been watching and waiting for an impending world book war: Amazon vs. The Others. Are we looking at a possible Armageddon? A colossal war that may not affect anyone else (too much) outside of the literary world? Or is it only a childish squabble?  I have been reading … Continue reading

Holy Crap! I have over 1,000 e-books!

Have you ever wondered if you’ll be able to read all of the ebooks that you’ve acquired? I have over 1,000 ebooks on my iBooks app alone. I never thought when I had begun downloading ebooks, that I would ever be privileged enough to have so many on hand. But, with the help of friends, … Continue reading

The Writer’s Dilemma: Volunteering!

  I’m at the brink of finishing a research project that I’m completing for an organization for free. Yes, you read that last word – free – correctly. I volunteer my expertise to a worthwhile organization. Over the past week and a half I have sectioned out a little bit of each day for this … Continue reading

International Book Week

                                  “I know that it is a hard one, but believe me, it will be for the best in the end.” Join in the fun and follow the rules: Grab the closest book to you, turn to page 52, … Continue reading

The Spirit of The Olympics

I was enjoying the opening ceremonies for the Olympic games last Friday evening with my family, when a thought occurred to me. What makes people like me sit and watch a four hour opening ceremony centered around sports? I haven’t played a sport since high school. I did actively watch college basketball back in high … Continue reading