The Amazon Decision

Today, I did something I’ve been planning to do for a long time. I uploaded Better than Perfect to Smashwords. For the past several months, that novel was my only book (out of 8) to be exclusive on Amazon. In fact, since it’s publication in 2014, it has never been listed in e-book format on … More The Amazon Decision

Beware the Experts

Experts. They’re everywhere. Self-publishing experts, social media experts, writing experts… the list goes on and on. How can you tell if someone is an expert in their field? Anyone can claim to be an expert. Not everyone who claims to be an expert is an expert. They lack credentials, experience, and sometimes integrity. They sell … More Beware the Experts

IWSG: Celebrate

It’s the first Wednesday of the month, and if you’re a regular follower of this blog, you’ll know what that means. Time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) monthly post! If you’d like to learn more about this sometimes neurotic (but always fun) group of writers, click HERE to be directed to the IWSG site. … More IWSG: Celebrate

Dear Indie Author

Dear Indie Author, Congratulations on your amazing accomplishment. You’ve written a book, which is an incredible achievement. I’m so proud of you! Unfortunately, I was not able to review your book. I know how important reviews are, so I really hate that I can’t give you that glowing, five-star review you were looking for. I … More Dear Indie Author

Throwback Thursday: The Plague of Independent Publishers

What the heck is TBT? Throwback Thursday! Okay, so what is that? It’s a day for people to post blasts from the past, usually pictures of themselves when they were younger. I’m sure you’ve seen some TBT pics on Facebook or Twitter. Don’t worry. I’m not going to post my baby pictures. But, I am … More Throwback Thursday: The Plague of Independent Publishers

Fear of Formatting

“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game” ~ Babe Ruth If you’re a baseball fan, you’ve read this quote. If you’ve ever seen A Cinderella Story staring Hillary Duff you will remember this quote from the movie. It’s a great quote–and we’re going to use a variation of this for today’s … More Fear of Formatting