Happy New Year!

2008 hasn’t been a terrible year, but then it hasn’t been particularly fantastic either.  I’ll just remember all the good things that happened and give a pass to the bad.  2009 will be a whole new year full of possibilities. I’m particularly excited to announce that I will be launching my first podcast in the coming weeks.  The podcast is called “Get Published” and it will be for all those wanna be writers out there (like me) who want to navigate the slippery slopes from being amateurs to published professionals. The show will tackle a different topic every episode and will answer any questions that may be sent in by listeners.  The exciting thing about this is I already have […]

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All I Want for Christmas is…

It’s that time of year again.  The Children have hung their stockings by the fireplace with care and I’m on my fifth rum and eggnog.  Ah, the holidays! But what do I really want for Christmas?  Should I go with the tried and true “Peace on Earth and good will towards men (and women)”?  I think I’ll pass on that one because that’s something I wish for every single day. Should I ask for a new job?  Yup, that’s right at the top of the list if for no other reason than it is tough to do the things you love if you don’t have any money to do them with.  I’ll call that one an obvious request and move […]

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Book Promotion in the Era of Web 2.0

The days when an author’s only job was to write books and leave everything else to the publisher are long over if they ever existed at all.  I learned that long before I had any aspirations to become a professional writer.  If this is a revelation to you, sorry for the spoiler, but it’s time to face reality. The reality is, authors have to wear many hats:  writer, publicist, marketer, spokesperson and advertiser.  Some publishers are able to help out with some of the aforementioned activities, but the truth of the situation is, most publishers have limited dollars to spend on a single book’s promotion.  That means it’s up to you, the author, to promote your book.  When you think […]

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