The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, Fourth Edition – Everything You Need to Know About the Costs, Contracts, and Process of Self-Publishing

The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, now in its fourth edition, has been lauded by industry professionals as a ''must read'' for any author considering self-publishing. The Fine Print (Third Edition) was awarded the Gold Medal for best writing/publishing book in 2009 by the Independent Publisher Book Awards. The Fine Print has helped thousands of authors understand … [Read more...]

Making Free Talks Pay


To make free talks pay for themselves, ask for: A copy of the group's newsletter with articles about your talk, publicity materials, and stories about you in local media for your portfolio. This will help when you approach other groups. A testimonial letter The names and contact information for other groups who may be interested in hearing your talk Invitations to … [Read more...]

CeCe Chapman – 20 Thoughts Every Woman Should Have

20 Thoughts

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My book is 20 Thoughts Every Woman Should Have. It is a motivational handbook for women of all ages. It speaks from finances, relationships to self–respect. Tell us something about yourself. I am from New Orleans, La. I have been writing since the age of 16…writing poems, songs, raps and now books. The good thing … [Read more...]

Roger Sulham – What’s the Trouble in the Forest of Kerfubble?


What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My most recent book is What's the Trouble in the Forest of Kerfubble? It is a story in rhyme, about a family of hares that panic when they hear a strange noise, the falling of a nearby tree. As they run away from the imagined danger they run into several other forest creatures. With each telling of the news, the … [Read more...]

Authors Do the Craziest Things


When writing and marketing your book, creativity is a necessity, but sometimes an author can go too far. While authors may be proud of being unique or even eccentric, they will want to avoid stepping over the line into crazy. Hundreds of experts are out there writing, blogging, and speaking about what authors need to do to promote their books, but sometimes, authors need to … [Read more...]

Gregg Feistman – The War Merchants

War Merchants

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. The War Merchants is a corporate thriller about a secret cartel of multinational corporations that have become so rich and powerful they influence governments and global events to cause regional wars, since war is good for business. In the midst of starting a heated romance, beautiful public relations executive Cassidy … [Read more...]

The Free Factor


We all like something for free. Free samples, free information, free software, free checking. A turning point in my business was when I learned how to give away free information in the form of my Marketing Plan Workbook to those who visited my web site. This helped me to grow my email list to over 50,000 people in a few years. And the rest, as they say, is history. … [Read more...]

Sherry Rossman – The Miracle of Rain

Miracle of Rain

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. The Miracle of Rain is my first published book. It's a faith based, illustrated children's book designed to help children with fear of thunderstorms to see past their fear to the blessings all around them. Tell us something about yourself. I'm originally from Rimrock, Az. After studying and graduating with a degree … [Read more...]

Judge Tom Jacobs – Teen Cyberbullying Investigated


What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. Teen Cyberbullying Investigated (Free Spirit Publishing 2010) is America’s only book written for tweens/teens to read about their peers and the trouble they got in regarding their online and cellphone activities. TCI tells the true stories of students who went digital as either a joke or prank or to vent their … [Read more...]

Tonya Plank – Swallow


What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My debut novel, Swallow, is about a 26-year-old Manhattan lawyer named Sophie who develops a psychosomatic disorder called Globus Hystericus, or Globus Sensation (Globus Hystericus is the older, Freudian term; Sensation is the more currently-used term), which is where you feel there’s a ball-like object in your throat. … [Read more...]