Your Amazon Author Rank: Boon or Bane?

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Today, I got the following letter from Amazon's AuthorCentral service. It's a great service that allows you to view data on all your books in a central location, including sales (as reported by BookScan, an important caveat). You can check for updated reviews, see if your visit to Kansas City last week resulted in a ...

Report on the Novel Revision Retreat

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Susan Fields of the Hands Off my Coffee and No One Gets Hurt: An Insomniac's Guide to the Writing Life blog has posted a report on the St. Louis Novel Revision Retreat. And check out this Facebook album of the participants hard at work. At the retreat, one of the informal discussions was about Social ...

11 Ways to Ruin a Photograph

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Awkward Family Photos Holidays mean family photos, right? This children's book shows the extremes to which a kid can go to avoid those photos. The difference is that this girl has a good reason. THE STORY: “11 Ways to Ruin a Photograph” When her father goes soldiering for a year, a girl decides that without Dad at ...

Alternate Publishing: POD to Finish a Series

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Alternate Publishing Series TOC Alternate Publishing: POD to Finish a Series Alternate Publishing: Niche Marketing of Nutrition for Kids Alternate Publishing: Historical Fiction Alternate Publishing: Book Apps Alternate Publishing: Games and Educational Resources Alternate publishing has been a quiet, behind-the-scenes subject for the last two or three years, but I keep hearing people talking about how they've taken the plunge. ...