The Rush to Fail

"Slow down and smell the roses" may be an old cliché, but it is ever so relevant. You've finished your book, now what? This is the ONE question that determines your fate in the publishing industry:  you only get ONE chance.  Optimize your opportunities. The following is a normal scenario from a new author: I've… Continue reading The Rush to Fail

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THE UGLY LITTLE SECRET of PUBLISHING

"Can you make her white?"

Marketing for Success

This week's blog material extends beyond the publishing process.  If you think about the comparison of a baby and a book, you'll see they have many things in common.  Let's say the making of a baby takes at least 9 months.  Perhaps there were other attempts that took quite a while.  So now the making… Continue reading Marketing for Success

Self-Publishing Mistakes

5 Rarely Discussed Self-Publishing Mistakes: What NOT To Do BY J. J. HEBERT - PRESIDENT OF MINDSTIR MEDIA Don’t self-publish your first draft: If you listen carefully, you can hear the sound of a self-published author banging his head on his desk. It happens every few seconds. Listen very, very carefully. There’s another bang. He thought the book… Continue reading Self-Publishing Mistakes