I Miss Fall…

We moved to Florida and we LOVE it here. Problem is…fall is my favorite season and we’re pretty sure leaves on palm and coconut trees don’t turn red, yellow and orange. I read online that the mountains in Tennessee have beautiful fall foliage in October so we’re planning a road trip there next month…

My Success with Balancing Book Writing By Dorit Sasson

With three book projects, family obligations and teaching, I needed a system to account for my time and maintain productivity. Lately, I’ve been experiencing a lot success implementing these ideas…

Whispers And Warnings For September 28th

Righthaven LLC – This firm’s activities are summed up quite nicely HERE.
Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, and author Joe McGinniss – Threatened with defamation lawsuit by Sarah Palin. According to THIS ARTICLE, the author allegedly “ran out of time” to sufficiently source the book.

The Magic Kingdom was NOT the Happiest Place on Earth!

Let me preface this by saying I am NOT a fan of amusement parks. A few years ago, we visited Six Flags in Chicago on a day when it was 112 degrees. Frank started vomiting almost immediately when we arrived and, of course, Six Flags would not give us a refund. We were out more than $300 and Frank was suffering pretty badly. He recovered very quickly once we left so we suspected it was the intense heat. On that day, I vowed to avoid amusement parks at all costs in the future.
Despite my vow, I reluctantly told Richard we could visit Disney World at least once when we moved to Florida…

CREATESPACE COMPLAINTS – Part II

At the end of 2009, the name BookSurge was retired, and that business was rolled under the CreateSpace name. Since there were so many complaints about BookSurge posted online (we were a previous victim as well), we investigated CreateSpace’s forum in April, 2010 to see if things had gotten better. You can see our past findings (they’re not pretty!) HERE.
We have continued to receive complaints about CreateSpace since that time and, this week, we decided to revisit their forum to see if things have improved. We weren’t terribly surprised by what we found…

Blogging to Sell Books By Eric D. Goodman

Blogging to Sell Books By Eric D. Goodman

I’ve always identified myself as a writer. Only recently have I come to admit that I’m also a blogger. I blog about writing, about the love of literature, about all things literary. But the truth is, I blog to sell books…

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