Category Archives: publishing

Watching the Milestones Fly By

“Looking five years down the road — to the middle of 2024 — tell us where you WISH your writing career would be. And then (if you’re able) tell us where you actually EXPECT it to be… unless those are … Continue reading

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Giving Books Second Chances…or More

I’ve posted before about how I could not ‘get into’ the Hobbit/Lord of the Rings, nor the Narnia books and how now, I adore those series. I think there are others that I might need to go back to and … Continue reading

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Look Mom, I’m an Author!

This week, one of our foxes asked, “When did you first think of yourself as an author?” I suppose the answer depends on one’s definition of author. Is it simply someone who writes? Or is that title limited to those … Continue reading

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Paperback Writer

Question of the week: “Knowing that the profit margin / royalties in paperback formats is minimal, do you still try to obtain that format? Why or why not?” Yes, I would as a writer and do as a reader. I … Continue reading

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Yes, I Want Print Too

I’m well aware that the profit margin on paperback books is low, yet I still want to have my books in print. For starters, there’s nothing in the world like holding your book in your hands and seeing your name … Continue reading

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The Great Paper Debate

To our American friends, Happy Labor Day! Hope you and your loved ones are able to enjoy the last hurrah of summer, safe from whatever weather surrounds you. This week’s topic is one brought forth by our resident hound. “Knowing … Continue reading

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You’d Better Believe It

Yes, I Re-Read My Own Books By Jeff Salter This week’s topic is whether we read our own books. My answer: absolutely yes. But let me qualify that response by explaining the difference between a WORKING read and a PLEASURE … Continue reading

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