Welcome to the Coach's Corner! Wasn’t too long ago that large, traditional publishers held themselves to a higher, altruistic standard. They held the keys to publishing and controlled who was allowed the possibility of commercial success. Self publishing your own book was difficult and—for most folks—cost-prohibitive. “Big Publishing” … [Read more...]
I run into this question quite a bit and it doesn’t have a simple yes/no answer. Over the years I do not think I have hidden the fact that I am a Christian and run my business and personal life, guided by Christian principles but I don’t believe that I have ever asked someone to work with me solely for that reason. I don’t believe you should … [Read more...]
Welcome to the Coach’s Corner! How long will it take you to realize your dream, complete your manuscript, have it professionally edited, designed, printed and published? “As long as it takes.” This is November, “National Novel Writing Month,” when authors and writers sometimes challenge themselves to join the NaNoWriMo bandwagon and … [Read more...]
A number of authors have asked us if we can produce children’s books for the eBook market. The answer to that is yes we can but there are a few things would be authors need to know. First of all, what is considered to be a children’s book? A children’s book usually consists of pages of colorful illustrations with text. The text will often … [Read more...]
Gen. Douglas MacArthur paves the way for the purchase of Author Solutions by Penguin Books. I held off answering this question for a bit until I could develop a solid opinion. At this point I’m not even sure if the check has cleared and Penguin isn’t showing any of their cards. The way I see it, this could either be a really good move for … [Read more...]
ASK RON: What is the most important thing I need to understand about Self-Publishing prior to publishing my book?
The most important thing that an author needs to know, prior to self-publishing is the function of the ISBN and why it is so important that it be owned by the self-publisher. I recently gave a seminar at the Unicorn Writers Conference on this as well as many other of the “basics” of self-publishing. The seminar is only an hour and is presented … [Read more...]
9 Truths I Have Learnt About EBook Production: Advice to Publishers Starting Out in EBooks I fell into digital publishing after doing freelance work for various online business start-ups based in East London. At the time, I was looking for a full-time job and not thinking so much about career progression, but it occurs to me now that my background … [Read more...]