Posts Tagged ‘publisher’
Science Fiction and Mystery Author, Steven M. Moore — Interview Part II
Science fiction and mystery author Steven M. Moore consented to an interview with us. The first installment appeared as the previous post. In this Part II, Steve talks about his approach to writing, self-publishing and other related topics. Give him a read. How structured are you in your approach to your writing? If structured =…Read More
Mystery and Science Fiction Author Steven M. Moore, An Interview Part I
Mystery and science fiction author Steven M. Moore is featured in this post. Last month, I published a review of Steve’s The Collector on this web site as well as on Amazon and Goodreads. Steve and I have been trading thoughts on writing, reading, politics and life itself for the past few years. After I…Read More
Self Publishing Often Sidesteps the Role Editors Play in Producing a Quality Work
Time once was that an aspiring author fought to catch the attention of a publisher in order get a book to market. The chances of getting a book considered were slim. But once inside, an editor was appointed to work with the author, suggest revisions, and shape the story so that it would be more…Read More
Self Publishing for Fun and Profit
I spent most of my career in sales. When I retired to devote myself full time to writing, I did not expect that my experience would translate meaningfully into my new venture, especially when I decided on self publishing. Writing is art, after all, and not to be sullied with coarser toil like selling stuff.…Read More
Internet Sales Require Trust Building Skills of the Salesperson
Recently, I was asked if my experience as a successful career salesperson transferred into the world of Internet sales, an area in which I am actively promoting my novel, Deadly Portfolio: A Killing in Hedge Funds. My initial response was that no, that it did not. Then I began to think about it. My publisher…Read More
Outskirts Press Defends Self-Published Book Pricing Policy — Astonishing!
I was so astonished to receive one comment to my previous post, “Pricing Your Self-Published Masterpiece? Caveat Emptor,” that I sent the man who wrote it, Mr. Kelly Schuknecht, Outskirts Press, an email asking him whether he really wanted his comments to appear on the Internet. Since he submitted it as a comment to my…Read More
Pricing Your Self-Published Masterpiece. Caveat Emptor!
When first asked how much royalty I wanted from my novel, Deadly Portfolio: A Killing in Hedge Funds, my only thought was keeping the costs as low as possible. Outskirts Press, the publisher, recommended a price of $18.95 for the 328-page paperback. I objected. The price was too high for the market. Outskirts replied that…Read More
Publishing Your Own Book? Proceed Cautiously.
If you glance through this posting, you are a giant step ahead of where I was when I started to consider publishing a book. I plunged into the deep end right off with my novel, Deadly Portfolio: A Killing in Hedge Fund. Now, nearly two years later, I am back to a depth that’s just…Read More