I remember when I first started writing for the newspaper. I was pretty green at it, and would turn in pieces I thought were flowing with ideas and beautiful language. My editor would look over my work and let go of a good 30% of what I had said by striking out redundant thoughts, simplifying … Continue reading The argument for hiring an editor
It is said that everyone has a book inside them just waiting to get out, and thanks to advances in self-publishing, getting that book out is easier now than ever. Authors who have previously experienced slammed doors from the gatekeepers (agents, editors, publishers, etc.) are skirting around these middlemen by going indie. By doing this, … Continue reading Should authors self-publish or seek a traditional publisher?
If you're getting ready to publish a book, you have to spread the word about it. You can email everyone you know that you're writing a book, contact every blogger you've ever heard of, or even post a sign on your car so that drivers will be compelled to look you up (yes, I've considered … Continue reading Create a rocking press release for your book
Hi, my name is Crissi, and I'm a stats-aholic. You might also be a stats-aholic if you do the following things: Check your book stats numerous times a day, whether it's reviews or sales. Obsess about whether it's moving or not. Spam your social media accounts to create movement in your stats. Repeat. So why … Continue reading 12 steps toward seeing results in your book stats