#NaNoWriMo? The Perfect Next Step

I heart NaNoWriMo. I always write way more words in November than any other time during the year. The challenge always is what to do with those words once you've got them on the page. Here are your next steps. Step one - Walk away from the manuscript It's great to give your WIP and [...]

A Whole menu of Coffee Break Guides for Self-Publishing

Hey writer friends, welcome to Self-Pubber Sunday. Today I'm talking about book trailers and how to save money. Whether you're self-publishing or tradionally, book trailers are a fun way to get some notice for your books, but man can they be expensive. If you try to do it yourself it can take almost as long [...]

Hurray! The Coffee Break Guide to Self Publishing is finally here!

It was a long haul and even though I self-publish my own books, it took a truckload of research, but it's finally here. I'm so excited to announce the launch of the third release in my line of business books for authors - The Coffee Break Guide to Self Publishing: The Step-by-Step Guide to Successfully Writing, [...]

A book cover is worth a hundred thousand words

In The Coffee Break Guide to Self Publishing one of the topics I jumped on my soap box about was book covers. Here's my main point - Don't do them yourself. Please. People actually do judge a book by it's cover, so you want yours to be the best it can be. That means hiring [...]