Okay, I have some news: Not everyone keeps the hours you do. Shock and awe baby, it’s the truth. The problem is this old world of ours is spinning through the cosmos and that means, for the sake of our collective sanity, we elect to use time zones. That means if I get up at… Read More Twitter Timing for Beginners
What really sells your book? Do you get all your sales from Twitter, Facebook, a combination of things? Have you made a YouTube video that’s upped your book sales by a billion percent? Does persistent spamming and DMing people you don’t know work? Have you tried pay-per-click? Have you done a blog tour thats been… Read More What sells your book?
It seems an odd thing to do, writing horror. When there is a wealth of genres out there and I could be writing about perfect love or fantastic dragons or gun-toting cowboys, why choose to create the most terrifying, the most soul-shredding, the most unwelcome? My answer is a simple one: because I like it.… Read More Writing Horror by Lisamarie Lamb
A big subject in the indie/self-publishing world, the general consensus is that you should hire an editor to look at your work much the same as if you had been taken on by a “proper” publishing house. Before thinking whether to hire an editor or not, every indie writer and self-publisher should ask some searching… Read More Should indie writers hire an editor?
There you sit, master or mistress of your own destiny, Indie author extraordinaire. You have five books on the Amazon bestseller list and you’re not doing too bad on iTunes either. Then you wake up. It’s just a dream. A damn dream! You wipe the cold sweat off your brow. Wait. You remember. It wasn’t… Read More Dear Indie Author: Are alarm bells ringing?
Because I’ve been both indie and trad, I’ve blogged this topic a few times but it always comes out fresh. I love every single aspect of my new business—writing, marketing, formatting, conceptualizing, accounting, networking—but you might not. So maybe I can encourage you or scare you away, whichever makes you happiest. Because happiness is more… Read More Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing by Scott Nicholson
Add up all your writing worries and you could, maybe, fill a 1,000 page novel with angst. Writer’s worry about many things: When to write, what to write, where to write, why the hell they are writing. The list goes on. Is this character the right one to take on that character? Should he be… Read More 10 preoccupations writers can do without….