Three Beasts of Writing

The journey of writing is fraught with difficulties and many of them can catch you before you finish even your first draft and sometimes even before you start.

Why Book Reviews Are Crucial in Building Your Reputation

When you’re trying to promote your new release, one of the most important things you can do is ask readers to post a review of your book online. When I’m looking for a new book, I take into account how many reviews that particular book has on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or the Kellan Publishing Bookstore.

Don’t Be Afraid of Twitter Marketing!

If you don’t know anything about marketing with social media, it can feel like a daunting task. But with a little research, I’ve learned quite a bit about an important platform: Twitter. Here I’m going to share with you a few of the Twitter marketing tips that I’ve learned.

The Rules of Arcana

In writing genre, it’s important to be consistent in how the mechanics of that genre works. In this blog, I’m going to look at the rules of arcana (ie, ‘magic’) as it pertains to the kingdom of Altria where the Fairy Tale Case Files (William Tenys novels) are based.

The Publishing Game

So, you’ve written a book, edited it, loved it and hated it (hopefully more love than hate…), and are ready to send it out to a publisher.

Making Your Mark

When they tell you “publishing is the easy part” you never believe them, not even a little, until you stumble past what you think is a finish line but is actually the start of some long-distance trek you feel by no means prepared for.

Getting Past the Eagle Eye of the Publisher

There are two things that are almost guaranteed to get your hard work thrown in the slush pile – poor editing and formatting that doesn’t meet the guidelines set out by the publisher.

The Importance of the Book Cover in Promoting Books

In my time cruising around the various blogs about getting published, I see that many people talk about the importance of things like press releases and pre-promotion and events, but not nearly as much about covers and finding the right covers (and the right artists).