Where did all the book stores go? In today's guest post, Tina Marie Westbrook discusses eBooks vs print ... and reminisces on the joy of entering a book shop. Enjoy!
[sendtokindle] (Oh! the irony of the "send to kindle" button!)
It's a Matter of Preference
There was a time, not so long ago, when a visit to the local bookstore was an adventure. But with time comes change and since the explosion of the internet the way we read and purchase books has virtually made bookstores extinct.
Perhaps my fondness of bookstores stems from my childhood. I grew up in the age of bookstores. Not only did we not have e-books, but we didn’t even have the internet! If a book was what you were looking for, you had to venture out your front door and make the trek to your local bookseller. Continue reading Ebook Vs Print | It’s a Matter of Preference
Self Publishing is hard. There are no two ways about it. I think we have all felt the frustration of self publishing a work of genius, only to find that no one buys it. Readers don't know it's there unless we can find an efficient marketing strategy! Writers, even when they've been traditionally published, have to get their hands dirty with marketing.
Enjoy today's guest rant by Dairenna Von Ravenstone - you may find yourself, as I did, nodding in agreement all the way through it! Continue reading Self Publishing Is Hard | Marketing is Harder
When you are an author - particularly a self published author - unless you are content to let your book languish at the bottom of the Amazon heap, there is really no alternative but to market your book. Continue reading Making an Author Marketing Plan
Today's guest post in the series How to be an Author is a highly amusing and engaging take on the experience of marketing and publishing a book, tracking down a literary agent - only to find that the book was picked up by a publisher who specifically didn't want to deal with one!
Enjoy this post - and share it with your friends, using the many buttons scattered around at the side and end of the article. Continue reading Marketing and Publishing Your Book the Modern Way – Free of Literary Agents and Publishers