Forward with the Second Draft!

I had a revelation this week. Rather, a revelation was given to me by someone else. I have devised a plan to both motivate myself towards the end of Manuscript: Beta and get a headstart on the review process with my beta readers and editor — all in one fell swoop! Continue reading Forward with the Second Draft!

Reblog Wednesday: Ebook Piracy – What To Do If Someone Steals Your Book #KindlePreneur #h2e

Welp, here’s a side of ebook publishing I’ve never considered before. What can you do if someone publishes your free ebook without your permission? And should you do it?

Honest question: have any of you authors experienced this problem? How did you approach it? I’d love to hear your stories.

Shout-out to @SylviaHubbard1 for sharing this first and bringing it to my feed.

Steve D

How To Ebook

You’d be amazed at how many websites have pirated or claim to have pirated your book.|

There it is…sitting there, being given away for free….

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Remember to Write What You Love and Love What You Write

I’ve been a little too focused on just writing the last few weeks. I forgot for a moment that I was supposed to enjoy the process. The strict deadlines I had imposed on my word counts and finish dates were weighing down the writing itself.

It took an off-hand reminder from the lovely Jessie to remember: love what you write, and write what you love. Continue reading Remember to Write What You Love and Love What You Write

15 on the 15th – I guess he’d rather be in Colorado…

Welcome to Colorful Colorado, home of legal marijuana and the lowest adult obesity rate in all 50 states (and DC)! With all the gorgeous mountains and trails around here, I’m not surprised that locals are inspired to not just exercise in it but write songs about it. Including:

John Denver – Rocky Mountain High

This is Colorado’s 2nd state song. We have two! Continue reading 15 on the 15th – I guess he’d rather be in Colorado…

4 Key Elements of Our Press Release

If you’ve kept up with my marketing/branding series “Marketing Your Novel” recently, you’ll know that we distributed our first press release at the end of April.

As I described in my last post about that press release, we announced the official launch of our publishing imprint, Evening Satellite Publishing. Today, I wanted to provide a brief summary of the four key elements of our press release that I believe helped our strong results. Continue reading 4 Key Elements of Our Press Release

“Servers Are Not Entitled To An Opinion”

…and other phrases that will get you permanently banned from a restaurant.

Disclaimer: This is not my story. This happened to a coworker of mine on shift yesterday. He surely handled it with more poise and grace than I would have.

Follow along with me as I go through the steps to recreate yesterday’s 86ing (banning) of a couple at the white table cloth steakhouse I work at: Continue reading “Servers Are Not Entitled To An Opinion”

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