I recently made a list of the steps involved for publishing on Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing site. This was for a new author whose cover I designed and whose book I edited. I thought it might be helpful to others who don't know it's actually not that hard to publish your own book. Pictured above … Continue reading Step by Step and — Published!
We are sharing in a blog hop for fellow Christian Indie authors in honor of Valentine's Day. Coming Valentines Day Feb 13-15. Click the images at the top or bottom of this post to visit the main hop page. My book is Carrie's Hired Hand, a Civil War novella with a mystery and a romance., priced … Continue reading Love Is … 2015 Blog Hop for Christian Indie authors
This is not about your indiscretions which might show up in human resources. Yes, those are important, but this is about the very existence of the company you work for. "But I work for a huge, stable company." If you believe that you are safe then you do not understand how the stock market works. … Continue reading Will You Lose Your Job Because of Facebook?
I have only "discovered" Pinterest within about the last month. Previously, I knew that non-writing friends, especially females, gushed about it. Sometimes I ignore what females gush about because it usually has to do with shopping and I dislike shopping. One friend said she couldn't believe I would be on Pinterest. But several author … Continue reading Pinterest Is My New Interest
Our e-publishing journey now comes to the formats and how your book will look in each one. Smashwords has great information on this topic from a mechanics standpoint. As a previous post we made on the subject said, https://findleyfamilyvideopublications.wordpress.com/2011/10/19/the-hows-and-whys-of-e-books/ , although almost all devices can read the pdf format, consider that people might get your books on … Continue reading Part Three: Your Book, Where It Should Go, How It Will Look
Screenshot from Kindle of a page from The Illuminated Hope and the Black Lion Do you really understand the spiritual warfare taking place in publishing? Christian publishers and bookstores are, to put it mildly, not very Christian anymore. There is a desperate need to make writers aware that secularism is a real and powerful enemy … Continue reading The Hows (And Whys) of E-Books
Men's minds and thinking are getting shallower all the time, but it's wrong to blame that on the Internet. Many things are just as powerful as the Internet in changing our lives and our thought patterns. Rock music, television, video games and addiction (alcoholism) still play a greater role in "shallowing" the mind than the … Continue reading Book Review of The Shallows, What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, by Nicholas Carr