I’ve known Brad Whittington since his son and I were in the high school drumline together. As good friends with his son, I became fast friends with the family—all spectacular people in their own right. But life happened. The Whittingtons moved away, and I eventually went to college. Still, I kept in touch, especially after … Continue reading Author Brad Whittington Talks Self-Publishing, Writing, and The Reluctant Saint
When it comes to nonfiction that meets a need, I have two responses for books that immediately solve a problem: “I wish I would I have had this when …” and “Why didn’t I think of that?” The Self Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide made me respond in both ways. I wish I would have had … Continue reading The Self Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide
When I finally decided to self-publish my book in 2013, I searched far and wide for resources that could help me do just that.[ref]Here's a great list of writing resources that have also helped.[/ref] Simon Whistler's Rocking Self-Publishing Podcast was one of the first podcasts I began listening to on a consistent basis. Every week, … Continue reading Rocking The Rocking Self-Publishing Podcast
Derek Siddoway, an online connection and young self-published author, recently contacted me to be the first Author Origins interview for his new blog, EverydayAuthor.com. I appreciated the invite, but I love the concept for the blog. I believe it will share the kind of information and encouragement I wish I would have had almost two years ago … Continue reading The Everyday Authorpreneur Interview: Revealing a Year's Worth of Sales Numbers to Help First-Time Self-Publishing Authors
Before starting to write your book, it’s imminently helpful to know how many words your book will contain. Knowing your final word count, even if it’s an estimate, provides a number of benefits. Photo Credit: ucumari via Compfight cc Set Daily Word Goals For instance, if you know your deadline and your total word count, … Continue reading How Long Should My Book Be?