Book Writing & Publishing Workshop

Cedric Fisher, publisher of San Antonio’s INFLUENCE Magazine, and I are giving a workshop on writing and publishing a book over two sessions (October 10 and November 14, 2017). You should attend if: You have an idea for a book but need help getting started You’ve started a book but don’t know the next step … Read more

The Growing E-Book Market

I entered the e-book market when my first novel, Stroke of Luck, was published as an e-book in 1999. I got my first e-book reader shortly after that. Back then, few people had even heard of e-books. We demonstrated e-book readers at booksignings and spent as much time educating readers about e-books as promoting our individual books. … Read more

POD: Part 4 – POD Publishers

We’ve talked about the advantages and disadvantages of using a subsidy POD (print on demand) publisher or a POD printer if you are self-publishing. If you have decided either of those routes is for you, now is the time to do your homework to find the right printer or publisher. I haven’t had any personal experience with … Read more

POD: Part 3 – Pros and Cons of Using a POD Subsidy Publisher

In the previous post, we talked about the pros and cons of using POD for a self-published book. Now, let’s talk about using a POD subsidy publisher. Subsidy POD publishers generally do not call themselves subsidy publishers. They may describe themselves as POD publishers or even self-publishers. However, if they offer the services of a … Read more

POD: Part 2 – Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing with POD

In the last post, we talked about what POD is. Although POD (print on demand) is a digital printing technology, some publishers who use the technology call themselves POD publishers. We’ll address the pros and cons of self-publishing with POD in this post and the pros and cons of using a POD subsidy publisher in … Read more