Choosing Kindle Royalty Options

How do you know which royalty option to choose on Kindle Direct Publishing? I had a Twitter conversation this week that made me realize I know something that I haven’t been disclosing to my clients or readers. So today, I thought I’d make it right by sharing with you the facts about choosing your royalty […]

Basic Self Publishing Costs

 Self Publishing Costs Where Should I Spend my Money? I’m often asked, “Which are the best places to spend my publishing money, and where can I get away with spending less?” Since I answer that question so often, I thought I should make a quick list here for your easy reference. Thursday I talked about […]

Publishing Outlook for 2014

How to Rise Above the Publishing Noise in 2014 Publishing has changed a lot in the last few years. More people are doing it, and sadly fewer are highly successful. The book market is flooded with mediocre, poorly-made books filled with typos and poor writing. And sadly, it will probably get worse before it gets […]

Publishing 101: Step 1b Setting up the Business

How to set up your LLC and business bank account I always recommend that my clients set themselves up as a business by filing the paperwork to start an LLC. There are many advantages to creating a business for your writing and publishing. Some of them include… An LLC separates your business (book) income and […]

What is NaNoWriMo?

It’s almost November, and November is a big month for writers because November is… da duh da! National Novel Writing Month! Or, as we like to call it, NaNoWriMo! NaNoWriMo is a nonprofit group that encourages writers to write a novel in a month. (Or at least start your novel…or work on your novel…). I’m […]