The Writer’s Bag of Tricks

A Little Bit O’ Business Happy New Year! I know you’ve been working diligently over the holidays. You’ve been writing … More

The Writer’s Bag of Tricks (Part One)

I was contacted recently by a friend of a friend. You know how that works. Somebody tells somebody else that … More

Writing Tips – How To Write A Synopsis

As an acquisitions editor for a traditional publisher, I read many (many, many) submissions from authors hoping to be traditionally … More

Writing Tips – How to Write a Promotional Plan

As a newly published author, you want your book to sell. In the current publishing economy your publisher is not … More

Genre Specific – Romance

I want to focus on some specific genre material to help authors figure out what they are writing. Knowing your … More

Self-Publishing is Disrupting the Traditional Publishing Model

Many publishers have business models which look backward to the 19th century[1] rather than forward to the 22nd. The traditional … More

Interview with Smashwords’ Marketing Manager, Jim Azevedo

On May 15, 2013 I had opportunity to interview Smashwords’ Marketing Manager, Jim Azevedo for another project I am working … More