Saturday, October 27, 2012

Marketing Impacts of Paperback Page Counts

For writers considering self-publishing, Kirkus MacGowan, ~~ Diapers, Bookmarks, and Pipe Dreams ~~ shares interesting points about book size, page counts, book prices and profits, and in return asks for feedback from knowledgeable readers here, Createspace and Paperback Sales: Does Page Count Matter? by Kirkus MacGowan, October 22, 2012.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Selling Books DVDs and Videos on Canadian

While you're getting your books, DVDs, and~or videos into markets don't overlook the Canadian Don't know how to go about that? Kareen McCabe just published easy to follow step-by-step instructions here. Drawing on her personal experience she offers tips that will save authors not only time, but also money. Check "How To Sell On Amazon's Canadian Site" and be sure to say "Thank You" in your comment.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The  Dragon's Call , by K.W. McCabe, is available now in both Kindle and paperback.

The Dragon's Call (The Dragon's Throne) on Kindle is available at Amazon.   Don't miss McCabe's other books on Kindle, Dreams Both Real and Strange, and Dreams Both Real and Strange II.

Still Rock Water, by Francene Stanley, will soon be published in paperback in addition to the recently released ebook.

What if every thought influenced events around you, even in far distant lands? What if brain waves are as real as the ever changing sea?

Rather than dreaming at night, Liliha witnesses a flood on the other side of the world during the daytime. She is not watching the tragedy unfold on television, but in her own mind. By directing her thoughts, Liliha discovers she can guide bystanders to help the victims. Back in her own kitchen, she dismisses the strange vision as a dream. However, she hears coverage of the disaster on the overseas news.

Despite her unique ability, which grows stronger with each vision, Liliha is powerless to change her depressed, belittling husband. Betrayed, Liliha strives for a fresh start. Will moving half-way around the world for a fresh start bring the happiness Liliha envisions?

Solstice Publishing placed Still Rock Water, in their paranormal category-and rightly so, however it's also a love story.

Get better acquainted with Francene , and here.

Friday, October 12, 2012

A "Must Read" if Your Story Includes Real People

Featuring real people in your story includes hazards you probably never dreamed of in your wildest nighmares. Angela Hoy spells them out, offers sound advice, and links to assistance in her October 10, 2012 article, "Featuring Real People in Your Writing? Protect Yourself From Lawsuits!"

Her article also includes a link to a release form at

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Libraries and eBook Lending Facts

Confederate Warbonnet author, Jack Shakely, Gold medal winner- 2009 IPPY Book of the Year Award in historical/military fiction, shares his views about libraries and ebook lending.
"I am a reviewer for ForeWord Review  magazine. ForeWord's primary readership is librarians. Did you know there are more than 16,000 public libraries in the US? 16,000 public libraries with book  budgets (admittedly smaller than in the old days, but still there). Add to these  the more than 2,000 university libraries, and you've got a mighty potential  constituency.
ForeWord Review is chock-a-block with advertising. Every  single ad is from
a publisher. Publishers don't hate libraries; they adore them as ready-made markets. If only half the libraries in the country buy one copy of  your book, you'll not only make a lot of money, your book will probably show up on a few best seller lists.

Long live libraries. Long live publishers. Long live books.  Viva yo." 

Jack  Shakely