January 17, 2017
What happens when you publish with a hybrid publisher? Peter C. Diamond, author of Amplify Your Career and Life: 4 Steps to Evaluate, Assess, and Move Forward, returns to tell us about his experience with marketing and sales.
In this essay Peter raises some important questions that are especially relevant for indie publishers but true for all who enter into book publishing. What is your goal in producing a book? What is your commitment to marketing? What is your definition of success?
To have a rewarding publishing experience, it is helpful to have answers to these and many more questions before you begin.
Rewards and Challenges of a First-Time Author
Part 2: Marketing and Sales
by Peter Diamond
Marketing and selling my book was much harder and more time consuming than I imagined. While the...Read More
November 28, 2016
Are you searching for a present for the writer in your life?
Do you know someone who is about to finish National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and could use some direction for that newly completed manuscript?
Or maybe you have been meaning to pick up a publishing guide for yourself. Well, today is the day!
Monday and Tuesday only, save 20% on print books and 60% on ebooks of Perfect Bound: How to Navigate the Book Publishing Process Like a Pro. Regularly priced at $12.99, the print book is now only $9.99. Ebooks are just $2.99!
October 19, 2011
The first line on the back cover of this iconic novel by Gustave Flaubert reads, "The 1857 publication of Madame Bovary, with its vivid depictions of sex and adultery, incited a backlash of immorality charges." Always interested in banned books, I immediately knew I had to read it.
When I found a copy of Madame Bovary in a used-book store in Madison (they do exist!), I'd remembered hearing it was the scandalous tale of a cheating wife. For 1857 that seemed pretty progressive to me. And with the backlash of immorality charges, I assumed it was a glorification of adultery and immoral behavior.
Boy, was I wrong.
In fact, Emma Bovary is an entirely unlikable woman whose lying, cheating, and greed send her life spiraling into the ground. Quite simply, she marries a...Read More
Error. Page cannot be displayed. Please contact your service provider for more details. (2)