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February 11, 2012 Newbie Writers Podcast
Episode 19- I wish to propose.
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Our guest today is Stephanie Chandler
Stephanie Chandler is the author of several books including Booked Up! How to Write, Publish, and Promote a Book to Grow Your Business, From Entrepreneur to Infopreneur: Make Money with Books, eBooks and Information Products, and The Author’s Guide to Building an Online Platform: Leveraging the Internet to Sell More Books. Stephanie is also founder and CEO of http://AuthorityPublishing.com, which specializes in custom publishing for non-fiction books, and http://BusinessInfoGuide.com, a directory of resources for entrepreneurs. A frequent speaker at business events and on the radio, she has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, BusinessWeek, Inc.com, WiredRead More
Late June 2011
At a talk last year, Stephen Booth shared with his audience – it took eighteen months to find a publisher with his first novel. He is now a successful author in the crime genre with over seven novels published. So, I was in it for the long haul.
My novel submissions took a couple of early passes from the independents. The normal standard replies: we are no longer accepting submissions; our lists are full; not right for us at the moment. Then within two weeks of my submission I got an early hit.
The Editor read the first two chapters of An Unfamiliar Murder ‘like lightning’ and eagerly requested the rest. She emailed me several times over that week to discuss my plans for my book, my thoughts on publication. Things were looking very positive.
Within seven days of havingRead More
“You can now follow me on Twitter under JaneIsaacAuthor.”
What is an author platform and why do I need one? Researching the independent publishing houses raised this question time and again. So, I did what most curious net surfers do and googled it.
An author platform appears to be a foundation for marketing your potential material – a website, Face book page, Twitter account, blog. Even if your book is, as yet, unpublished you need to be out there, making a name for yourself in cyberspace, forming a base that you can later build upon.
You’ll find author platforms mentioned across the web by authors, publishers, teaching and advice sites. The best explanation I found was on The Creative Penn at http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2009/06/26/author-platform/ - definitely worth a look.Read More
June 24, 2011 Uncategorized
I am surprised you are reading this, because I almost didn’t write it. It’s been a rough year to say the least and writing has taken a backseat, but I can’t stay away. When I do get a spare moment I find myself surfing through writing sites, reading blogs, and jotting down ideas into my pocket notebook. I guess even though I don’t have a fine arts degree in English literature, or have yet to really publish, writing has gotten under my skin and I guess it’s here to stay.
It’s an outlet for me. It’s a way of being creative. I know some of the purist could point out every grammatical error in this post but is writing a technical process or is it an art form? I prefer the latter and that it’s an expression of the writer and what that person has to say. NotRead More
December 13, 2009 Goals for Writers
Last year, after quite a lot of soul searching, I made the decision to pursue a freelance writing career. I was happy now have a career path to pursue. Enthusiastic and ready to begin my journey, I sat down at my lap-top computer and pounded out a two page business plan and goals for the year.
As the year started, I was a little nervous but ambitious. I sent out my first set of article queries and hoped to hear something form someone. I heard about a few online writing groups that would publish my work. Miss-guided I signed up for them. Was I published online? Yes. Have I seen any monetary pay outs for them? No and I doubt I will for these.
Is it discouraging? Of course it is. Will I give up? Of course not! A side from my family, writing is my pride and joy. Rejection of any kindRead More