Tag Archives | self-publish

Best Editing Tip Ever #2 – Mobi Files!

I discovered a great editing tool when a cover artist made a mobi file of my debut novel, Mark of the Loon. I sent the Word doc file. She converted the mss to a mobi file to read on her Kindle, and asked if I’d like to have it. Newbie that I was (this was […]

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The Best Editing Tip Ever #1 – Key Line Layout

I’m a novice self-publishing author, tackling something new almost every day. It’s a tough road, and one I share with many writers traveling a similar path. The tasks that fall to us – writing, editing, working with cover artists, researching ebook formatting and print edition options, putting up websites, blogging, tweeting, posting on Facebook – can […]

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Createspace vs. Lightning Source For Self-Published Print Books

Award-winning author Terri Giuliano Long originally wrote this article for me in October, 2011. The Huffington Post published her comprehensive update in 2013. Link here to read Paperback Distribution: Createspace vs. Lightning Source. Congratulations! You’ve decided to take the plunge and publish your book. Welcome to the indie revolution! In addition to the myriad design and marketing decisions you’re […]

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0 – 4000 in a Snap! How to Build a Quality Twitter Following FAST

If you’re an author (or anyone else!) learning the social media ropes, your goal is probably to build alliances, draw readership to your blog and/or grow interest in your book. The pros tell us creating a twitter following is one of the best ways to drive blog traffic, and, hopefully, gain respect. So here you are. You have […]

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Self-Pubbed AND Traditional? An Interview With Author Pam Beason

Pam Beason recently left a lovely comment on my blog. I thanked her and asked a few questions, and she was smart and lovely and generous with her responses. I visited her website  to learn more and downloaded a sample of The Only Witness, about a signing gorilla who witnesses a kidnapping. Witness caught my attention […]

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Indie Author Terri Long: On Writing and Book Marketing

Terri Long’s In Leah’s Wake is in my Kindle right now, and it’s a very good read. Well-written, poignant, relatable. If I were a Mom, I’d be Leah’s – Zoe is busy, compassionate but a tad distant, and in denial. More tuned in to her clients’ issues than her own family’s. Already deep into the […]

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I am Molly Greene, and I am a writer

The journey is the reward: How I made bad writing the basis of a great life Backstory:  I wrote a Really Bad Novel (RBN) in 1997. Not that I thought it was awful at the time – like many novice scribes, I was sure I was on to something big. So I crafted a query letter (better […]

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