I’ve already explained my reason for writing, journaling, and blogging my story. But something was missing. I didn’t hit the mark. I talked about some things I hope to accomplish. But I think there is a greater mission. At the core, I think we ALL should write at least part of our stories and […]
After having weathered the post-modernist deconstructionist storm of the last fifty years, I think the novel format has found its reconstructionist master in the person of José de Sousa Saramago (pronounced Sa-ra-ma-YU in Portugese), the late Portugese writer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998 and passed away […]
Earlier this year, Ozuna Publications, in conjunction with Artist First Radio Network, launched an Internet talk show designed specifically for the independently published author, also known as self-published authors.
One new concept which has become available to all authors looking for new trendy means for promoting their work is something called the Virtual Book Tour—or VBT for short. Like the more traditional brick & mortar book signing event, VBTs allow authors an opportunity to connect with readers of their […]
Have you ever found yourself staring at a blank page of a [possibly] brand new composition book, feeling the gut-wrenching urge to write but instead of drafting the next great American novel, you find yourself ripping your hair out or beating your forehead on your desktop because you don’t know […]
If you have done the research, then you are aware of the high costs associated with magazine and e-zine advertising. But you’re probably aware that you can only go so far with a good word-of-mouth campaign before you have to start digging deep into your pockets and investing in your […]
Continued from last Thursday’s post on marketing tips for self-publishers, here are five more tips for successfully marketing your book: Collaborate with other self-published authors One of the things I did early on is find others who were working to promote their work in the same manner as myself. I asked […]
As ironic as it may sound, I often struggle with this whole self-publishing process—being I’m no different than you or the next person. I spent the time alone (like you) soul-searching and meditating, pondering and simply thinking about the choice to release my own title and in the end I […]
When working to create the ultimate finished product for your self-released title it is imperative that you put out the most polished (book ready) manuscript you can—because in the end—your book is competing against thousands of other potential sales for the would-be buyer.
In my article dated January 24th, 2008 (Major Contest Recognition for the Independently Published Author) I referenced eight novel contests specifically targeted and geared towards the self-published author. And in order for me to maintain an effective weekly column of introducing tips, tricks, and updates for all my readers, it […]