Book Launch for Mosaic

Book Launch for Mosaic

    I am very proud to announce the launch of Mosaic: A compilation of creative writing by The Cartel Collaborative. This has been in the works for more than half a year. Why so long? Our aim, among writing…

Changemaker 2.0 Series: CF Winn & SUKI

I have recently read a book so beautifully written, so emotionally impactful that I sought out the author, Christine Winn, to discover more about her.   There was a lot to discover. Thus, I’ve included our interview and notes on…

The Writer’s Read

The Writer’s Read

I hope this finds you well and writing to your heart’s content.   Per the usual round-up, I have compiled a list of great reads that I have come across regarding writing, publishing, your platform, writer schedules, advice to writers…

Writing 2.0 Changemaker Series: Focus on Melissa Foster

Writing 2.0 Changemaker Series: Focus on Melissa Foster

This is the first installment in a series I have entitled the Writing 2.0 Changemaker Series. In each interview, I will bring you the trendsetters in the new age of publishing for both traditional and self-published authors. My goal is to…

The Cost of Self-Publishing: POD Price Comparisons + Matchbook, NaNoWriMo & SWD PDQ

The Cost of Self-Publishing: POD Price Comparisons + Matchbook, NaNoWriMo & SWD PDQ

Are you doing NaNoWriMo …now?… Well, if so, I have some juicy things for you so keep reading. If you aren’t doing it this year, then sit back and read at your leisure. There is plenty more where all of…

From Platform to Self-Publishing House, Kickstarter and Published Book

There is a great site you should visit called Indie Author Land. It is a wealth of information on self-published books. It also has the stories behind the books in the form of  author interviews posted with the books. This…

The New and Exciting Way to Increase Your Writing Profile

Imagine taking a few minutes out of your day to increase your author platform and your profile visibility. Imagine that this one site is optimized for search engines and helps your writing profile appear in all types of search engines,…

APA Makes a Bold Move, One Format for All and Kittens, Too!!

Fergus Ray Murray via Compfight An entertaining overview… I’ve had this article in my research database since it was published in TechCrunch. It is truly one of the best articles that I have come across on the entire process of…

How the Ebook Revolution Compares to Another Great Revolution

How the Ebook Revolution Compares to Another Great Revolution

  I have been thinking recently about the twists and turns the music industry took when they had their great revolution; what we would now term, I imagine Music 2.0. Remember Napster? Back in the days of dial-up modems, the…

Traditional Publishing Services Brought to Indie Authors

This is a quick post for the multi-part series on Self-Publishing. An interesting take on the traditional vs. self-publishing option.   In their continuing efforts to support self-published authors, Digital Book World has spotlighted a service that brings the traditional…

Is One Writing Software Able to Truly Go from Draft to Published?

Is One Writing Software Able to Truly Go from Draft to Published?

If you are like me, you have tested every available tool for the various stages of your novel creation; outlining with mindmaps or Excel, using yWriter5 for outlining and then Word for writing the draft, the list goes on and…

Are You a Self-Published Author? Can Your Readers Find Your Book?

Helga Weber via Compfight   First, I am working on a multi-part series on self-publishing concentrating on the marketing of your book. I can tell you from authors I know, this is still a topic they are learning, even after…