Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Coming Soon!

In case you missed the announcement, we're going to be doing an interview this Friday with Joyce Holland, an agent with D4EO literary agency. And a big thank you to all the readers who left suggestions for questions. So be sure to come back and check out the inside information.

It should be exciting!

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Ask the Agent

Yes, folks. A literary agent at a major agency has agreed to an interview. So I will be posting that some time later this week. But I need your help.

Leave a comment below with a question you've always wanted to know about agents and agenting. I'll include as many as possible. Be sure to read the other comments before adding yours so we don't get duplicates.

So, what is that gnawing question you've always wanted to know? Now's your chance to get it answered.

Monday, August 8, 2011


That's right.
I'm giving away a few copies of my new book,

eBook Publishing -
How to Profit from the 21st Century Gold Rush

All you need to do is leave a comment below and let me know you're interested in ebook publishing and you'd like to have a copy. The only thing I ask is that you write a review on Amazon for the book after you read it. Naturally, I hope you'll love the book and give me a good review.

So, if you've ever wanted to publish your own eBook, and you'd like to learn everything you need to know in order to do it, leave a comment on THIS POST with your email address. I'll send you a copy of the ebook for your review.

Naturally, I can't send a copy to everyone who comments, so I've set a limit on how many I'm going to send out. I'm not revealing that number here, but I'll let you know when we reach it.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The 21st Century Gold Rush

Gold Rush may indeed be an understatement based on the fact that eBook sales are projected to exceed $1 Billion this year.

For any of you who have ever wanted to publish an eBook, and be a part of this new gold rush, here's the book you've been waiting for. It gives you the skinny on the whole process, from coming up with the idea to formatting the text and uploading your eBook to Amazon and Barnes & Nobel. It's filled with instructions on concept development, organizing, writing, editing, cover art creation, formatting, and uploading.

As the cover says, it's Everything you need to know.

The great news is that it is available right now on for the Kindle. And if you don't have a Kindle, you can download a reader from Amazon for PC or Mac absolutely FREE! If you have a NOOK, you can download your digital copy of this book from Barnes & Nobel. If you're a prospector or a fortune hunter, and you want to get in this Gold Rush, now's your chance.

I'm looking for reviewers to read the book and post reviews on both sites. If you're interested in learning how to publish your own eBook, this book will walk you through the process. It's over 10,000 words of encouraging instruction to get you from the concept stage to the marketing communication efforts.

Check it out here for KINDLE.

And here for NOOK.

I hope you love it.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

eBook eBook

It’s like taking a picture of yourself taking a picture of yourself.

I’ll explain that momentarily. But first, I want to give all my readers a heads up on something new that I’m working on that just might be something you’d like to have.

Since ebook publishing has become so popular, a few months ago, I decided to release one of my chapter books as an ebook. I had no idea how that magic was performed, so I had to conduct a lot of research on ebook publishing, especially the formatting procedures. It was definitely a learning experience, and it took me a while to figure everything out. But I struggled through it and got it done. After getting it published on Amazon and making it available for Kindle readers, I was surprised when copies started selling. Not a ton of them, mind you, but a steady stream. Encouraged by the initial result of my ebook publishing adventure, I’ve since published a second one. This one was much easier, since I had the procedures down from my earlier experience.

And that brings me to the subject of this post. I’m currently finalizing the table of contents on my newest eBook. (Get ready, because this is the part where the opening sentence will make sense.) It’s an eBook about writing an eBook. Is that cool or what?

I’m planning on finishing it this week and getting it out there for everyone who’s ever had the desire to see their name in print (digitally speaking). After several revisions and additions, I believe it covers nearly every important aspect of eBook publishing, so it should be a relatively complete how-to book for any writer to use. I’ll announce the release date later this week.