5 Common Writing and Publishing Mistakes First-Time Authors Make

Reblogged from A WRITER’S PATH by Savannah Cordova “Failures are just learning opportunities that have presented themselves successfully.” If you’ve come across that sentiment before, it’s probably because there are countless quotes from numerous successful people about the value of … Continue reading 5 Common Writing and Publishing Mistakes First-Time Authors Make

Adventures with Goodreads Giveaways

I’ve run GR Giveaways for all three of my books at various times since the first was published in September 2014, and usually I get a good response (300+ entries), a few GR Friends and Followers, and two or three reviews out of it. (I usually give away 3-5 paperback books in one week-long giveaway. I don’t seem to have the patience to run month-long giveaways like some authors. I’d rather get my books in the hands of new readers ASAP!) This time, I’m actually very happy with the turnout of my recent giveaway. Some quick stats in case you’re … Continue reading Adventures with Goodreads Giveaways

Q&A With Children’s Author Melinda Kinsman

Today, I’m featuring a truly amazing woman who, despite the odds, has transformed her life completely – with inspiring success! Also, scroll down for a link to her free ebook download – available today, Thursday, March 10 through Saturday, March … Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Melinda Kinsman

You must take the little potato with the big potato ~ Irish proverb, aka. Thoughts in March

If you’re enough lucky to be Irish… You’re lucky enough! – Irish Proverb It’s that month again, when anybody who wants to, can pretend to be Irish, at least for one day mid-month. St. Patrick’s Day is one of my … Continue reading You must take the little potato with the big potato ~ Irish proverb, aka. Thoughts in March

A Rookie’s Guide to Self-Publishing a Trade Paperback

Does this sound like you? You’ve written a great story (or work of non-fiction). You’ve fine-tuned it, rewritten it, labored over it for ages. You know it’s good. You know it could be a book that really sells. You know that self-publishing has become a huge industry, and you’re considering publishing the book yourself. You know that you’d be able to retain the rights to your book this way, and earn decent royalties from the sale of your book. But you don’t have a clue about how to self-publish. So how do you make it happen? How do you turn … Continue reading A Rookie’s Guide to Self-Publishing a Trade Paperback