I’m going to talk a little bit about the different platforms on which you can publish ebooks, because if you’re an indie author, you’ll want to know about how to publish ebooks. Ebooks are the easiest, cheapest way to get your work out there.
Self-publishing is not a complicated business. But, at the end of the day, it is a business. As such, it should be handled in a businesslike manner. Part of that is creating a name for your publishing company. And you should set up your own publishing company.
[00:00:01] Today, I’m doing something a little bit different. I’m reviewing a video game. It’s a mystery video game and it’s made by Her Interactive, and I have to tell you right up front to be honest that I’m being paid to talk about the product. So just so we’re clear on that. But this is an honest review of this mystery game: Nancy Drew: Labyrinth of Lies, which is pretty cool. So let me show you the features of this game. (See the video below.)
Every time I turn around, marketing advice pops up. It emphasizes the importance of SEO, aka, search engine optimization. And, apparently, if you don’t know it,
you’re screwed you’ll never succeed as a marketer.
So, now, in order to succeed as a writer, apparently we must be concerned about SEO marketing. At least, enough to know the basics.
This documentary is an inspiring look at sixteen individuals who (for various reasons) no longer hold “regular jobs,” but now make a living with online businesses. The interviewees represent a healthy variety of business models, including blogging, podcasting, and product sales.
I’ve been self-publishing my books since 2009 and a lot has changed since then. Even so, it doesn’t take a tech genius to self-publish one’s work. The more difficult part is developing a marketing and promotional strategy. However, being a self-published author gives you maximum flexibility, in terms of releasing your work in different media … Read more
Traveling to Oregon is usually something we do in the summer. But, we decided to brave the elements for another family reunion. We also decided to jointly rent a place on the Oregon coast.
Despite the fact that my Botox injections for dystonia seemed to have done nada, I gathered my strength (and tried not to freak out about the whole thing), packed a bag, and made the plane trip without passing out or falling down a set of stairs or escalator. Something I’ve done before—anyway, I made it alive and (mostly) well.
Are you making New Year’s resolutions this year? I don’t generally believe in making them, primarily because what makes it more likely you’ll change your ways magically because the digits in the year bumped up?
Okay. Fine. It’s a brand new year, all clean, shiny, and new. And you’re resolved. But, really, life goes on, and it all ends up being more of the same old, same old. And a resolve prompted only by a calendar change will likely dissolve.
The following is something I wrote in 2011, before my first novel had become a New York Times ebook bestseller in March of that year. It stands as an example of how ebooks completely changed opportunities for authors who chose to go indie rather than wait for the traditional publishing world to notice them. A … Read more