Why You Need a Kick Ass Book Cover

Why You Need a Kick Ass Book Cover

A picture is worth a thousand words and people DO judge a book by its cover. Cliche and so true. Look at how Instagram and Pinterest have exploded. People LOVE images. Even before the onset of image-driven social media pictures captured people’s attention. The cover of your book will be the first thing people notice […]

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The Indie Author Budget – Why You Need One

The Indie Author Budget – Why You Need One

If you’re serious about making a living as an author then you need an author budget. You have to spend money to make money. It’s what it takes to create a sustainable business.  One of the many struggles of the indie authorpreneur is money. That’s the main struggle of any entrepreneur. Hell, that’s what most […]

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Creating Your Self-Publishing Production Schedule

Creating Your Self-Publishing Production Schedule

What’s on your self-publishing production schedule? I talked in a previous blog post that part of being a professional writer meant you needed to show up every day (thanks, Steven Pressfield). Showing up every day ready to work your tail off means you need a plan.  You also must hold yourself accountbale. Unless your plan […]

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How to Write Fiction That Sells

How to Write Fiction That Sells

Making a living with your writing means writing fiction that sells and therefore makes money. What a simple concept, right? However, writing fiction that sells means you need to KNOW what sells, what the trends are, and write to that trend at least some of the time. Not just writing whatever moves you. To be […]

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Top 5 Steps to Realizing Your Indie Publishing Dream

Top 5 Steps to Realizing Your Indie Publishing Dream

So you’re ready to embark on the indie publishing journey. YAY!!!! You’ve come to the right place. There’s nothing I LOVE more than helping other writers pursue their dreams to indie publishing stardom except writing myself (and blogging, doing yoga, drinking coffee, and wine…lots of wine) I dreamed of being a writer since the 2nd […]

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