Category: Books

The art, the craft, and the business of books


How to Wrangle Words for Growing Your Platform

Books with Successful Freelance Writer

Keep it simple by finding creative ways to wrangle your words into a product you can use to build your platform and promote your book. You grow your platform by writing a book. You get your book published by having a platform. Does anyone else see the problem here? Many years ago, I was encouraged …

Independent Publishing

Only YOU Can Create Your Writing Success

My path to writing success may not relate to your path, but that does not make my path wrong.” The article I read declared that self-publishing was an INSULT to the written word. I thought the declaration not only harsh, but wrong. I shared my thoughts in a post right after I read it. Thinking …

Independent Publishing

Independent Publishing Declared an Insult to the Written Word

Business of Freelance with Successful Freelance Writer

Independent publishing is a movement that some in the industry will never understand. The publishing industry – as a whole – has long decried the independent movement. Before the digital world, independently published works were labeled “vanity” published. It was a way to set them apart from more respectable books. Today, technology has created an …