Category Archives: The Business

Road Trip!

I think I have everything ready for the Galveston Book Festival: Books, inventoried and boxed Price list Ebook cards, inventoried, priced, and prepped Cash to make change and Square for credit cards Table cloth and decorations Jar of giveaway candy … Continue reading

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Preparing for Public Book Sales

Spring’s coming, and along with it are my public appearance opportunities—speeches, book signings, fun festivals. I have to admit, I love meeting readers, and I’m happy to go wherever I can to reach them. Later this month, I and other … Continue reading

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Distribution: Going Wide

 I mentioned at the end of “After Revisions: What’s Next” that I might write another post about some of the things I didn’t mention in that one—like distribution. Well, here we go. I’ll let you in on my experiment. I … Continue reading

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After Revisions: What’s Next

 I finally—finally!—finished the revisions for Ride to the Altar.  This is the first time I’ve ever had to revise so extensively after writing “the end.” But I’m glad I did. I really love the results. But even now, I’m not finished. From … Continue reading

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Especially for Writers

I bet you’ve seen this before, it’s been around awhile. But since I wrote my big “woe is me” post Wednesday, I figured I’d toss this in today. Since Goodreads conducted the survey, and only 3000 people took the survey, … Continue reading

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Building a Social Platform, a Personal Account

Lately, I’ve been reevaluating all my actions on social media, and I’ve reached the following conclusions: I stink at it. It takes too much time. I need to change what I’m doing. My Twitter feed reads like one long book … Continue reading

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Major Goof. Major.

I get a lot of fodder for this blog from mistakes I see—author errors, newbie blunders, whatever—and believe me, I’m not immune to my own criticism. If you’ve read much at all here, you know I have several “do as … Continue reading

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Ebook Cards

  I got my cards in—too late for the festivals, but in great time for the rest of the events I have coming up this year. Now, whenever someone asks if my book is available in a digital version, I … Continue reading

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Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook

Have you decided to go indie? How seriously are you taking the business side of your business? Do you need help and guidance? Well, Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook is for you. I wish I’d waited one more month to buy it, … Continue reading

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Fun While It Lasted

Remember that big ol’ speech I gave about using bitly as a marketing analytics tool? Oops. Problem with it is that it’s been abused—as have other link-shortening tools. Jerks of all kinds provide a link to cover the offensive trash they … Continue reading

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