Well, my campaign should be up and running by tomorrow, most likely within the next few hours. And I’m anxiously clicking around on my computer and checking my emails as if that will help things get better. It takes a few days for them to set up the campaign after you submit. I did have to send … More My Adventures With Kindle Scout Part 3: Pre-campaigning
According to the schedule I set for myself, I submit my novel to Kindle Scout tomorrow. And I’m nervous about it. I don’t know if I’m ready. To be perfectly honest, I haven’t touched the manuscript in several weeks. That wasn’t because of the business from Christmas and New Year’s so much as it was … More My Adventures with Kindle Scout Part 2: Preparation
I’ll admit, I’ve been too busy for blog posts lately. Writing and editing and more editing has kept me working full-time–but with a temporary lull and a new publishing adventure on the horizon, I’ve decided to try to keep a small log regarding this new phenomenon called Kindle Scout.
I have learned recently that one of the best ways to get publicity for a book, whether independently or traditionally published, is to have it read over by some legitimate book reviewers. It’s a terrifying experience (as I can tell you in detail here) but absolutely worth it. Here is a terrific Q&A from ALLi’s … More Book Promotion: How Not to Annoy a Book Reviewer (Curated Post)
A novel can only be as perfect as the person (or people) who write it, and no matter how incredible a work of fiction can seem, there are mistakes, bad choices, and strings left untied. Fortunately it’s possible to learn from past mistakes to do better in the future, so I thought I’d jot down … More My Biggest Novelling Fails
Rejection doesn’t sting. It burns. Every time I get an email from a publisher containing the word “sorry,” my eyes start to well up with tears, and I’m sure it’s the end of my writing career. I’m not good enough. My writing is different from others’, and I struggle to think of a single reason … More The #1 Reason Your Novel Will Be Rejected
Once upon a time I was reading through some fiction by well meaning (and sometimes very talented) indie authors. Among the pieces was a screenplay that the writer wanted desperately to sell and that he believed was brilliant. He didn’t know why it got flat rejections when he submitted it, but I could see the … More How to Format Your Novel for Submission (And Why It Matters)