Category: Marketplace

Insider Tips for Debut Authors from Indie Bookstores

November 24 is Small Business Saturday. In honor of the event, we talked with our favorite small businesses…independent bookstores. Of course, publishers, publicity agents, reviews, Goodreads, and Amazon all play an important role in promoting debut authors and driving sales….

Note to Selves

As the result of a glitch in the new privacy settings on my email account, I inadvertently discovered a portal through which I can email my past and future selves. It turns out I am my own best therapist. Who…

Six Months until Publication: Tentative Tips from a Debut Novelist

I just passed my six months to publication date for my debut novel, Gina in the Floating World (She Writes Press). I sent in my last review of my galleys, and my baby is about to be sent to the printer for my ARCs (Advanced Review Copies), the ones sent out to reviewers. It’s really happening. I’d love to be able to sit back and enjoy the ride until my book launch on October 2, but that’s not the way it works in this do-it-yourself day and age.

The Novel Pitcher’s Playbook

Baseball pitchers rarely rely on a single pitch. They mix things up with fast balls, changeups, curve balls, knuckle balls, sliders, sinkers, and cutters. They consider who they are pitching to, how many strikes they have, how many outs, how…