publishing


Dear Wanna-be author,   I noticed you’ve been worshiping the altar author who claims to know it all. You know who I mean. The person who has a way to steer a comment thread down a steep cliff of negativity when everyone else was happily walking down the positive road […]

Ignorance Breeds Ignorance



Dear Wanna-be Author, Your book is 99.95% completed and you can’t wait to submit it to your favorite POD company. So what’s the .05% that’s holding you back from finally claiming the title, Author? That one testimonial you’ve been waiting on? A final proofread from your friend? The promised feedback from […]

Don’t let other People’s Lateness Stop you from your Greatness.



I was doing my daily email-inbox cleansing when I came across this very interesting article by Jeremy Greenfield. Now that ebooks are popular and relatively easy and inexpensive to produce, non-book-publishing media companies as well as others have jumped on the bandwagon and are making ebooks part of their media […]

American Express: The Rise of the Non-Publishing Company



Net Minds Launches Platform to Help Indie Authors Find a Publishing Team   Before Net Minds, the publishing process was fraught with inefficiencies that impact authors through shrinking advances, unfair royalty rates, multi-year publishing processes, and increasing expectations to market and promote their own books. Also, publishing talents that edit, […]

This Week in Publishing (Week of Feb 12)



An Author’s VA (virtual assistant) is your dedicated editorial and administrative specialist who helps you get the tasks and projects done that are keeping you from maximum success in your writing and publishing endeavors. For example, let’s say, as a life coach, you want to write, produce and send out […]

VA’s For Authors by Sue Kearn