Size Does Matter

Size does matter. But, put away the rulers class. That’s not the kind of size we’re discussing today. No, what I want to look at today is the size of the modern American detective novels. When I say size here, I’m talking word count, not the physical dimensions of a printed book. Generally, to qualify […]

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Should Self-Published Authors Pay for Professional Editing?

More and more often I hear self-publishing gurus espousing the view that self-published authors must get professional editing before publishing books. The justification behind that opinion is that readers today expect self-published books to meet the same quality standards that are set by traditionally published books. The recommendation that self-published books must be professionally edited […]

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A Tale of Three POD Publishers

Today I’d like to share a tale of three POD publishers I’ve dealt with over the past couple of months. If you’re a self-published author, perhaps you will learn a thing or two from my experiences. Maybe I was a Bit Hard on Barnes and Noble Press In April I posted My Advice to Those […]

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Do You Bublish?

I happened across a new website/tool today for authors. It’s called Bublish, and the site claims it can help connect authors with new potential readers. With thousands of new books being published daily, if it works as advertised, Bubblish could become a game-changer for book marketing by independent authors and publishers.

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The Best Writing Advice Ever

In my humble opinion, the best writing advice ever comes from American writer and Nobel Prize laureate, William Faulkner— “Read, read, read. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s […]

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