Month: October 2016

Competition. Why do we assume it is bad news?

“America’s business model is based on Capitalism.  Capitalism is an economic system based on private ownership of the means of production and their operation for profit. Characteristics include private property, capital accumulation, wage labor, voluntary exchange, a price system, and competitive markets. In a capitalist market economy, decision-making and investment is determined by the owners… and Read More …

Why self-publish?

One of the reasons we started the community is to help authors enjoy the most success.  by Tom Blubaugh Yes, I am saying that we should do all the work of publishing ourselves.  Here is why: No query letters, rejection letters, months lost while waiting to hear back on our manuscripts. One publisher lost my Read More …

On writing from an editor

Dear Author, First of all, congratulations on writing your book! You have accomplished what many people have only dreamed about. Only you know how much you poured your heart into your work—sweating over finding the right word, writing and re-writing, and stressing whether or not your book was worth it. Yes, your book is worth Read More …

Where’s your book?

  By Belinda Forgy I remember as a little girl, writing short stories about mythical creatures and cute little kids and everyone would tell me how good I was at it. My English teachers always gave me kudos for following the story writing formula of a protagonist, an antagonist, a crisis and a happy ending. Read More …

Marketing Your Book: Permafree?

4) Marketing: Does Permafree Still Work? By Randy Ingermanson People ask me all the time if permafree still works as a marketing strategy. That raises a couple of obvious questions: What is “permafree”? What does it mean for a marketing strategy to “work?” I’ll tackle this issue as a series of questions and answers. Q: Read More …

Write Well Without the Echos

  by Gina Burgess When was the last time an author tortured you by a character’s incessant thoughts and dialogues about a problem? Did the author write well between the repetition of story points? How much did the redundant reiterations of recurring themes distract you from the story? To me, they are annoying, clanging reverberations–great distractions. Read More …