Traditional and Independent Publishing

I’ve realized in talking to friends lately that many people are unaware of what independent publishing is, that you can publish a book directly to Amazon. So today’s blog will talk about the differences between Traditional Publishing and Independent Publishing. Continue reading “Traditional and Independent Publishing”

Marketing for Independent Authors, Part 2

In my last post, I wrote about marketing a new book and preparing for launch. Today I’ll cover marketing the book after launch. Leveraging Amazon’s marketing engine is great, but there are other things we can do to let potential readers know about your book. Continue reading “Marketing for Independent Authors, Part 2”

Marketing for Independent Authors, Part 1

Today I’d like to share what I’ve learned about marketing a novel. I’ve chosen not to go the traditional publishing route, where you’re dependent on the publisher to market for you. As an independent author (a.k.a. “self-published”), I am entirely responsible for marketing my work. Continue reading “Marketing for Independent Authors, Part 1”

Lost in Space

I’m very excited that Netflix is rebooting the old Lost in Space show (starts this Friday), and I’ll come back later and tell you what I think of it, but right now, I want to reminisce about the original show, which was aired for three seasons on CBS back in 1965-1968. Yep, this was ten years before Star Wars, and a year before Star Trek, and the first season was still in black-and-white. With a theme song written by the awesome John Williams! Continue reading “Lost in Space”