#Publishing: Compiling a Literature Anthology
Aug31

#Publishing: Compiling a Literature Anthology

Compiling a literature anthology is no easy feat, and Denise Baer is here to share the process she went through in compiling the newly released poetry anthology from her imprint Baer Books Press. Over the years (yes, years!), Denise has been a familiar face on this blog. It’s been exciting to watch her grow as an author, publisher, critique partner, client, and friend. I highly recommend her book formatting services.  ...

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#PubTip: 5 Reasons to Crowdfund Your Next Book
Apr06

#PubTip: 5 Reasons to Crowdfund Your Next Book

When it comes to the business of publishing books, crowdfunding presents yet another option to get books into the hands of readers. The notion of pooling money from lots of people to make an idea happen is nothing new, but the 21st century is making the process more appealing than ever. A potential client of mine is considering crowdfunding to raise money for editing fees. The amount raised would determine which editing package she...

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What Makes a Good Story? Slush Pile Lessons #PubTip
Nov17

What Makes a Good Story? Slush Pile Lessons #PubTip

I READ AROUND 400 SHORT STORIES last fall as a submissions editor for The Idaho Review. An internship for Boise State’s literary journal meant I could challenge myself as a writer and editor to explore the line between literary fiction and genre fiction. What makes a good story? Well that depends…   Along the way, I was surprised by how little the MFA students on staff knew about building an author platform. It was...

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#Publishing: 6 Hot Trends in Indie Book Marketing
Sep29

#Publishing: 6 Hot Trends in Indie Book Marketing

I made it through Oktoberfest alive, but need time to recover so to speak. Please enjoy the final guest post in this series. How do you promote your book in this complicated indie author world? Join me for the latest research on indie author trends while I also provide up-to-the-minute indie book marketing advice. As any good marketer knows, you must build your strategy based on what is going on in the market. The e-book market has...

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Newbie Self-Publishing: Highs and Lows
Sep08

Newbie Self-Publishing: Highs and Lows

This post on self-publishing highs and lows from Denise Baer kicks off my Oktoberfest guest post series. This week I’m gearing up to do some serious traveling around western Europe, but rest assured, I have some great posts lined up for the month ahead.   Newbie Self-Publishing: Highs and Lows WHEN I WROTE MY FIRST BOOK, Net Switch, during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in 2011, I had no intention on publishing...

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