While authors do love bookstores, we’re not in the bookstore business. We existed long before bookstores arrived and we’ll be here long after they vanish.
Jun 11 2019
Barnes & Noble SOLD: Goliath has Fallen & What This Means for Writers
Mar 08 2019
Editing for Authors: 7 Ways to Tighten the Story and Cut Costs
Editing has always been a critical factor regarding any book’s success. This has NOT changed. If anything, proper editing is a complete game-changer now more than ever in the history of publishing. Why? Because too many writers fail to appreciate just how vital proper editing is. They skimp on the editing for the sassy cover …
Mar 01 2019
Play to Win: Authors, Empires & Why Amazon is Killing NYC Publishing
Play to win. For me, this is a tough phrase. Maybe it’s culture or society or sunspots, but ‘winning’ feels like a suit cut for someone else. No, worse. Playing to win feels more like the pants I once wore to a conference. Even though they were too tight, I wore them anyway believing they’d …
Aug 23 2018
This is Gonna Leave a Mark: What Makes a “Real” Writer?
Those who’ve followed my blog long enough know I’m no fan of the Schrodinger’s Writer Game. Is the writer real or unreal? What IS a real writer? For ages, we quibbled that a real writer had an agent. A real writer scored a legacy publishing deal. One had to pass the NYC gatekeepers to be …