August 7th, 2017

Cover Art FAQ: Answered

June Stevens Westerfield

“Don’t judge a book by its cover.” That is good advice for life, but it doesn’t work for actual books. Readers DO, and always will, judge a book by its cover, and there is nothing you can do about it. No, wait, I lied. There is something you can do about it. […]

July 19th, 2017

SHOULD You Create Your Own Audiobook?

In light of June Westerfield’s recent post about creating your own book cover (if you missed it, you can read it here), you’re thinking I’m going to say you shouldn’t narrate your own audiobook, right? Wrong! My answer is:


Yeah, that’s helpful, right?

I think the easiest way to explain is […]

April 4th, 2016

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December 25th, 2015

Good/Bad/Ugly: Lessons of a NY Pubbed Author Gone Hybrid

Like many NY published authors, I’ve watched the publishing landscape change over the past years – watched friends opt to self publish. I was curious, even, at times, envious. But there were contracts, and deadlines, and edits (oh my!) so even a trial-balloon-novella was out of the question.

I’ve had an idea for a […]

August 26th, 2015

Book Covers – Speaking the Language of Color

Christopher Lentz

Unless you’re trapped in a 1953 Zenith television, your world is full of color. Whether you know it or not, you’re reacting to the hues that bombard you every second you’re awake. And, if you dream in color, the rainbow never ends for you. It beats me, but there are claims that we […]