Beta Readers: Why You Need Them

What’s a beta reader?  Someone who agrees to read your book to offer feedback, much like a professor does with papers before students submit them for grades. A beta reader … Continue reading Beta Readers: Why You Need Them

Curious to Know How Much Authors are Actually Earning per Publishing Platform?

I was, too. Check out these reports on AuthorEarnings.com. This website offers interesting data on who’s making money in the publishing industry if you haven’t learned this bit of information … Continue reading Curious to Know How Much Authors are Actually Earning per Publishing Platform?

2016 Honolulu Writers, Authors, and Poets Gathering

The 2016 Honolulu Writers, Authors, and Poets Gathering and the 2016 Pacific Rim Book Awards has officially come and gone! I just wanted to take the time to say that … Continue reading 2016 Honolulu Writers, Authors, and Poets Gathering

Review of An ESpirits Guide: 37 Steps to Finding Yourself in a World of Chaos by Steven Burgess

 An eSpirits Guide: 37 Steps to Finding Yourself in a World of Chaos by Steven Burgess Before I get into the review, I should note a few things: How I … Continue reading Review of An ESpirits Guide: 37 Steps to Finding Yourself in a World of Chaos by Steven Burgess

Money Matters: How Much Should a Proofreader/Editor get Paid?

It was awkward the first time someone asked me how much I charged for my services. In the beginning, it hadn’t occurred to me that this question would even come … Continue reading Money Matters: How Much Should a Proofreader/Editor get Paid?

Because Haters Are Going to Hate: How to Deal With Negative Online Reviews

It happened. You checked your e-mail and got the alert that someone recently posted a review about your book, only to find out someone had nothing positive to say. You’re … Continue reading Because Haters Are Going to Hate: How to Deal With Negative Online Reviews