• EBooks for Kids? New Study Says Maybe Not

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    To study ebook adoption by kids and school libraries, School Library Journal and Follett School Solutions recently released the Sixth Annual Survey of Ebook Usage in the U.S. School (K-12) Libraries (September 2015). Optimism about ebook adoption in schools has run high for the last few years, but this study provides some interesting news. Depending ...

  • Indie Kids Books Listserv

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    As you know, I'm a hybrid author, with some traditionally published books and some published. I've written about the process here on Fiction Notes, and on Jane Friedman's blog here and here. Indie publishing, especially of children's books, is hard. I listen to everything that those who write for adults talk about and try ...

  • Author Website: Getting Started

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    One of the more popular series I've written is 30 Days to a Stronger Author Website. It breaks the process of creating an author website and blog into a series of daily tasks. Theory covers the WHY, WHEN, and HOW. Technical aspects are covered in depth. More important, it gives solid reasons for WHAT, or ...