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

Count Down to Print for Paws

We have a new venue! Please find us on October 28.  We will have a bookstore where you can purchase books about animals, visit with authors, and even sell your books.  Proceeds go to Black Dog Animal Rescue.    

Marketing for Success 101: And the Gold Goes to…

Go for the GOLD!!!

Marketing 101: Essentials

expectations versus realities

Write AND Help Dogs

Are Your Dreams of Being Hemingway Dissolving? Don’t Despair!

You might start out with a plan, but after you write a while, your writing can take on a life of its own and lead you down another path.  Don't despair. "[T]hat’s the great thing about fiction. We use it for entertainment, and we also use it to explain and understand our lives. We only… Continue reading Are Your Dreams of Being Hemingway Dissolving? Don’t Despair!

Call for 2018 Publications

Yes, that says 2018, and the list keeps growing.  We welcome all ideas and manuscripts.  Unfortunately, we cannot publish them all at once, but we do think ahead for the next year. #crystalpubs2014 Currently, we are looking for children's books that explore and celebrate diversity; YA books on current topics; adult fiction and non-fiction.  Children's… Continue reading Call for 2018 Publications