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Traditional or indie publishing, that is the question

So how does a writer choose between traditional and indie publishing? And what if an author chooses....both? For I Know You Like a Murder, it was an easy decision for me. In this blogpost I talk about the factors in deciding and what I'm looking at for my new paranormal circus novel....

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The myth of 2 options: starving artist or household name

Ya know that myth of only two options, where in books & films any author is either a starving artist or a bestseller household name, no in between? Of course that comes from a scarcity mindset, but more specifically I've been thinking this comes from humans just not being able to grasp super large numbers easily, like for instance, how big a population of 8 billion people really is. Check out this blog post where I break down how many books you need to sell as an author.

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On having a booklaunch on your birthday

- Books usually launch on a Tuesday (similar to how movies usually release on a Thursday) - My birthday was a couple months away on a Tuesday - This opportunity would only occur every 6 or so years (give or take a leap year) So I seized the opportunity, and you may be wondering: Was it worth it? In this blogpost, I answer that question...

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All the details on my author taxes process

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The costs of self-publishing a book

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In Defense of Ghostwriters

Awhile ago Olivia J. guest-posted on my blog about concerns with the idea of ghostwriters, while I posted my defense of ghostwriters on her blog. Check out Olivia’s reservations about ghostwriting, and then see why I think ghostwriting has an important place in the literary universe:   What makes ghostwriters the bomb-diggety: Ghostwriters aren’t quite… Continue reading In Defense of Ghostwriters

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A not-so-merry blogmas

Okay, it can be merry for you if you want. But for me, it will be eerie and creepy and sinister. Muahaha. Want to tell a holiday story (of any genre)? Step out into the wild unknown of someone else's blogspace? Reach a whole new audience with your wondrous words? Join the December blogmas event… Continue reading A not-so-merry blogmas

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How I made my book look like a book

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My 6 step process to editing a book

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Stories on why we create

Creativity isn't finite. The more you give, the more you have. That's a philosophy I want to live by, and Ksenia does too. Ksenia Anske sends cards with personalized stories to her readers. So when she sent one for my writers' group, I volunteered to facilitate our writers prompt and had everyone write her a… Continue reading Stories on why we create