Winning NaNoWriMo 2012

Late last night I surpassed the 50,000 word mark for the 9th of the 12 times I participated in NaNoWriMo. Oh I’m not done…yet. When I get home after having my burger and two Old Fashioned’s at the Timber Grille, I’ll finish my novel tonight. If not tonight it will definitely be done by tomorrow after […]

Book Review: Let’s Write a Short Story! by Joe Bunting

Let’s Write a Short Story! is a direct and to the point guide to writing compelling short stories for publication. In the book Joe coaches, motivates and challenges you to not only write a short story, but submit it for publication to literary journals and magazines. At once Joe describes the hard, honest reality of […]

eBook News 9/27/2011

Best-selling author Sam Harris, gives his take on the Future of Books, the time invested in reading them and the true value of the price for the information contained in a short ebooks. “If your book is 600-pages-long, you are demanding more of my time than I feel free to give. And if I could […]

New Stephen King eBook Only Release

Next Thursday, September 1st, Scribner will publish an ebook-only edition of a new Stephen King story called Mile 81. The press release describes it as “the chilling story of an insatiable car and a heroic kid whose worlds collide at an abandoned rest stop on the Maine Turnpike.” It seems King can’t get enough writing […]

Publish Your Own Non-Fiction Ebook

For those of you who own a small to medium sized business, Tony Bradley published an article at PC World that gives a good synopsis of self-publishing your own non-fiction ebook for the Amazon Kindle. I’m no stranger to publishing, having written or cowritten a dozen books. A great deal of pride and satisfaction comes […]

Let’s Get Digital: A Review

I first came across David Gaughran in the comments sections of J.A. Konrath’s blog posts at the Newbie’s Guide to Publishing. David always gave insightful, levelheaded responses. In visiting his blog, I found well-written and informed articles about the state of today’s publishing industry at an international level as well as the journey he was […]

Growing Pains of the Ebook Revolution

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” Arthur Schopenhauer German philosopher (1788 – 1860)   David Gaughran wrote a brief, but excellent blog article about the continued death spiral of print. There’s a huge “ripple effect” to this death spiral. […]

Ebook Sales Surpass Paper Books!

CNN, engadget, and The Sun (UK) have been reporting that ebook sales have eclipsed paperback and hardback books for the first time. Ebook sales totaled $90.3 million for the month of February. That’s an increase of 202% compared to the same last year, according to a study from the Association of American Publishers (AAP). That […]

E-Books Find Niche Markets

By PETER SVENSSON – Associated Press For a decade now, publishers have been hoping to wean readers off books and move them to electronic versions, which are much cheaper to produce and distribute. It just hasn’t happened, even with the support of an electronics giant like Sony, which put out a dedicated e-book reader last […]