I love this infographic and wanted to share.
My Etch-A-Sketch Life
Great blog and Infographic that I wanted to share from Derek Murphy. I think this is a great summary on what to do as well. Take a peek below and check out the full blog via the link, good points well made; certainly worth your time.
In the comments below let me know what else Indie Authors are doing right or wrong – let’s add to the list.
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I wrote an article a year ago about what I see most self-publishing authors doing wrong. They’re still doing it. So I made a new post… with a big infographic. If you want to help indie …
Source: 10 things indie authors are doing wrong (and 7 things they’re doing right) | Creativindie
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A great review of my short story
Silver Threading ~ Fairy Whisperer
Title: Tears in the Sun, A Short Story
Author: J. A. Owenby
File Size: 439 KB
Print Length: 16 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN:
Publisher: J. A. Owenby
Publication Date: December 25, 2013
- Sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC
Genres: Women’s Fiction, Drama, Teen & Young Adult, Parenting & Relationships
*The author gifted me a copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review which follows*
From the Author, J. A. Owenby:
“A Short Story – Lacey, a senior in high school, has never heard of borderline personality disorder yet she lives with it every day. As she begins realizing her family isn’t as normal as she thought, she searches for help and answers. Those answers turn her world upside down, and she is left with making life changing decisions for not only herself but her mentally ill mother who she…
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I haven’t actually written a post for a while, but I hope everyone has enjoyed the reblogs.
If you follow my FaceBook page you know I’ve been busy running through edits with my editor and that the title of my novel changed from “Hidden Tears” to “The Truth She Knew”. My editor felt the new title encompassed the story on a much deeper level.
We are currently working on the cover as well as the blurb and I should be finalizing those soon. The other exciting news is that “The Truth She Knew” has changed from a stand alone novel to a series. I’m currently 30 pages deep into writing book two.
I also sent the novel to my first beta reader and here is a little bit of what she had to say.
“I cried, I laughed, I was hot mad, and I couldn’t put this book down. For the first time in my 46 years, I took a book with me to run errands and read it while waiting at the drive-thru! I’m going to dream about book 2 tonight just so I can know what happens next.”
I’ve learned so much from working with a professional editor and moving through the process of publishing. I’ve been surrounded by wonderful people that are supportive and excited. I don’t know what I’d do without them.
Until Next Time…
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Excerpt from an article by Jane Friedman With new services continually appearing on the market that promise to help writers self-publish or distribute their e-books, it’s imperative that you educate yourself about how these services typically operate and understand the fine print of any new service before deciding to commit. Note that when I discuss […]
via 10 Questions to Ask Before Committing to Any E-Publishing Service… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog
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Part 2 of an excellent self-publishing article and how we can be successful!
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All righty, so last time in Real Writers Don’t Self-Publish we talked about a lot of myths that surround publishing in general and I promised to delve deeper into this subject. I hope, at the very least, y’all walked away with one core understanding about traditional publishing.
Traditional publishing measures one thing and one thing only…commercial viability.
Granted, this often means the author is professional and the writing is outstanding…but that’s isn’t always the case. Some works are published for the sole reason that they will sell a certain amount of copies (refer to Snookie’s memoir). Additionally some of the greatest works of our time are not coming to market (initially) through legacy presses (refer to The Martian).
But here’s the deal. While we certainly don’t have to be leggy-pressed to be “real” writers, self-publishing is no panacea.
The hard truth is there is…
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