Tag Archives | Toby Neal

What I’m Reading Right Now

by Molly Greene It was crazy hot here in the mountains of Southern California nearly the entire month of June, so I rode the couch and alternated between working on my WIP, Midnight at Half Moon Bay, and reading (hey, it’s research). I found an interesting theme woven through my various choices: human kindness. Here’s […]

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Authors: Should You Join A Box Set?

By Toby Neal Box sets are a thing with the weather warming and people loading up on beach reads. I have been asked to put my books in a boxed set numerous times and declined for various reasons, but I finally decided to try it, putting my romantic suspense standalone Stolen In Paradise in a […]

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How Badly Do You Want Success?

Whatever your personal goals, I’ll bet you’ve made sacrifices to achieve them. Life seldom tosses your dreams at your feet. You have to go for it. You have to be hungry. Whatever it is you really want, you have to want it bad, or chances are good you’ll quit before the prize is yours. That’s […]

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What’s on a Writer’s Bucket List in 2014?

It’s become an annual tradition for me to host a group of talented, generous writers who share the top three things they want to achieve in the upcoming year. As always, my friends and I have writing goals, but we’re also seeking health, happiness, and change. Read on to discover the other items on our […]

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Book Sales Dismal Lately? Could Be The Big 5!

My friend (and frequent guest here) Toby Neal recently posted on her blog about flagging indie book sales. Here’s an excerpt: “The DOJ price-fixing case with Apple and the Big 5 publishers was settled a while ago, but September was when Amazon began really discounting big name books. I get email lists of discounted books […]

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How Self-Published Authors Can Improve Our Industry

I asked a group of well-known thought leaders to weigh in regarding what indie authors could do to improve the self-publishing industry. The question I posed was, “What can self-published authors do as individuals that will ultimately improve the process or reputation of the industry in a way that benefits us all? Specifically, what skill […]

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6 Publishing Trends That Benefit Readers & Authors

In this post, successful indie author Toby Neal shares her insights about the ever-evolving world of self-publishing, and how the trends both impact and benefit authors and readers. I follow a number of industry blogs/websites including The Shatzkin Files, GalleyCat, Seth Godin’s Blog, and Publishers Weekly, just trying to keep marginally abreast of what’s happening […]

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