Writing and Publishing News

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Thoughts on Self Publishing

To self publish or not to self publish, that is the question facing many aspiring writers. The answer is not a simple one. Years ago when I first sought a publisher, I followed the traditional route. Why? Self publishing has a bad… Read More ›

Alaska Events – August 1, 2015

I scheduled my first-ever book signing events in Alaska! August 1, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Vine and Branches Christian Bookshoppe 1120 E Huffman Rd 12 Anchorage, AK 99515 Phone: 907-345-8778 August 1, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 9:00… Read More ›

News from the World of Publishing – New Books from Two of the Greatest

Two of the greatest and most popular authors of all time are coming out with new books, and both announcements came as a surprise to the literary world. First, Harper Lee, author of the Pulitzer-prize-winning To Kill a Mockingbird (my… Read More ›

Fantasy Stories – Writing with a Purpose

Often I am asked why I write fantasy. What is my motivation? This topic came up at a Dragoncon convention in Atlanta several years ago. I was a panelist in the young adult literature section, and one of the other… Read More ›

Promoting Books – Do Video Trailers Work?

When I go to a theater, I like watching the preview trailers, not only for potential interest in a coming attraction, but also for research. How do these trailers work to attract moviegoers? What is the allure? For movies, it’s… Read More ›

Writing and Publishing News – Are Print Books Coming Back? Pippin’s Lament

Are print books making a comeback? – http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/bookselling/article/65172-print-is-back.html During the past few years I have heard too many times that the ebook revolution will bring the sales of print books crashing down. Some have said that print books would go the… Read More ›

Writing and Publishing News – Florida Christian Writers Conference

I have long recommended to aspiring writers that they attend writers conferences. At these conferences, attendees learn more about the writing craft and the publishing industry, and they receive valuable feedback about their work. They also gain contacts with other… Read More ›