Amy Houts – Author Interview


What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. COOKING AROUND THE COUNTRY WITH KIDS: USA REGIONAL RECIPES AND FUN ACTIVITIES features recipes from all over the United States. I divided the U.S. into 10 regions, one chapter per region. Each chapter includes: * A map of the U.S. with the states of that region highlighted * State names * Activities related to that … [Read more...]

Agents, Editors and Conferences


My experience as a volunteer for a recent MWA Writer's Conference was rewarding and educational. LITERARY AGENTS They are the nicest people. Yeah writers you heard me, they rock. They work extremely hard, put in tons of overtime, and still have to be personable all of the time. Most of them that I’ve met personally during my recruitment process are natural sales people. … [Read more...]

Steve Samsel – Author Interview


What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My most recent and only book is The Adventures of Jonny Law. After ten plus years of writing movie scripts and trying to get them off the ground, I decided to turn one of them into book form. So my Jonny Law, you might say, took a back road into becoming a book. It is a zany comedy about J.L. Hoover, alias Jonny Law, … [Read more...]

Sal Glynn – Author Interview

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. THE DOG WALKED DOWN THE STREET: An Outspoken Guide for Writers Who Want to Publish (Cypress House, 2006) is a friendly and supportive approach to what makes a book, from the writing to the contract and beyond. Tell us something about yourself. I was born in Seattle, a place with great public libraries where you can … [Read more...]

Keep a Personal Touch Online: Social Networking Tips for Writers


Have you ever had someone tell you they were slammed with work, only to find their Facebook page full of frequent frivolous activity? Or maybe you have been surprised by a rude, off-the-cuff remark on Twitter? Social networking offers boundless potential for authors and writers to promote their works to a wide audience online. Just remember to avoid some common etiquette … [Read more...]

Thomas A. Williams – Author Interview


What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My latest book is The Self-Publisher's Bible. Encyclopedic in format, my book pulls it all together and reveals hundreds of insider trade secrets of publishing success. Covers how-to in writing, editing, marketing, book design, typography, selling rights, profiting as a publisher. My book is for those who not only want … [Read more...]

Self-Publishing Your Novel


When authors receive rejection after rejection from agents and publishers, they may decide to take matters into their own hands and self-publish their works. Many authors, however, choose to self-publish because they want to be in control of the publishing process, not because they were unable to attract a book publisher. If you’re thinking of publishing your own book, you … [Read more...]

Mike Difeo – Author Interview


What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. The Lost Christ: The New Beginning. The first book of a trilogy titled: The Christ Trilogy, is about after the world is destroyed and all memory of the past is lost. Two thousand years later a time capsule is unearthed. In it is something called the New World Testament and Torah: Two writings that threaten to shake … [Read more...]

Does Size Matter? Choosing Your Book’s Size


What size should your book be? Both beginning and longtime authors have to make this decision with each book, and depending on the kind of book, it can be an easy or a difficult decision. Here are some basic guidelines for determining your book's size depending on the kind of book you are publishing. Fiction Fiction books are the easiest for choosing a size. Most novels … [Read more...]

Cindy Hudson – Author Interview


What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My book is called Book by Book: The Complete Guide to Creating Mother-Daughter Book Clubs (Seal Press October 2009) Tell us something about yourself. I grew up in a small town in Louisiana called Brusly. It's near Baton Rouge. I love my adopted state of Oregon, and I like that I can be at the mountains or the … [Read more...]