Before you spend money on publishing services, read this

Are you wanting to self-publish and wary of the pitfalls? What pitfalls are you referring to you might ask. Money Investments! $$$

For me it’s the confusing game of what cost I’m looking at if any to self-publish for myself. There are so many new company’s out there to help budding new self publishing authors that how can you tell what you really need besides a good editor?IMG_0505

This blog by Roz Morris is a great start in lighting up that dark path. I hope it informs you as it did me. I really enjoy all that Roz puts out, it’s valuable information and in fact her book is on my desk right now as I dive into a new writing project 🙂 —->

Tell me, what are you looking to spend $$$ on your self publishing adventures and why – I’m really interested.

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Nail Your Novel

old ropeAs indies get ever more professional, an entire service industry is springing up to offer us services for every occasion. At this year’s London Book Fair, the Authors’ Lounge was heaving with suppliers, and no shortage of willing customers. While it’s great to have access to these, authors are ripe for rip-off.

This week David Gaughran highlighted unscrupulous companies that charge exorbitant prices, or hoodwink authors into paying for services that could be obtained for very little or no cost.

So this post is a self-publishing 101; a catch-up for those who are wondering what they need to spend money on. In some cases, knowledge is the answer; all books, authors and genres are different, and one supplier does not fit all.

It’s virtually impossible to publish a book without any expenditure, but we can make sure we use our budgets wisely – and stop writers filling the pockets of…

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How to finish your novel: Guest video at The Write Life

Wow! I am such a fan of Roz and her book ‘Nail Your Novel’. I’m in process of the steps right now on my first elusive novel and it’s helped me a great deal.

This post and her interview with Laura Pepper Wu has many great tips for writers at any level. Also if you haven’t checked out the online magazine ‘Write Life’ you’re missing out and need to check out it as well. Top notch information and tips to incorporate.

I love it when I find a gem and both of these I am compelled to ensure you find too. Whether your a novel writer, business writer, or poet we all can use some insight in the process to refine our own.

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Nail Your Novel

pepwu pepwu2 You started writing a book… but will you finish? Laura Pepper Wu of The Write Life Magazine invited me to her series ‘7 Superstars in Writing & Publishing’ to answer that question.

I’m thrilled to be on this because her other superstars are steampunk author and marketing guru Lindsay Buroker, Bestseller Labs founder Jonathan Gunson, Writer’s Digest editor Brian Klems, prolific series novelist and podcaster Sean Platt, magazine journalist Linda Formichelli … and she’s rounding off the series with literary agent Rachelle Gardner! (I’m usually sparing with exclamation marks but I think such a well-connected bunch deserves one…)

In a 20-minute video Laura and I discuss drafting, fixing, beating writer’s block, getting better ideas and writing with CONFIDENCE! And if you scroll through you’ll find the other guys’ interviews too. Come on over… 

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