Angela’s Desk

Self-publishing May Be the Last Bastion of Free Speech

Self-publishing May Be the Last Bastion of Free Speech

He has been shopping a new manuscript to traditional publishers, and said some now have verbiage in their guidelines saying that they won't accept any manuscripts that don't have any...…

OOPS! Author Published Other People’s REAL Phone Numbers In His Novel!

OOPS! Author Published Other People’s REAL Phone Numbers In His Novel!

My first thought was that the author included his own phone numbers as a creative way to get readers to contact him directly. I Googled the numbers. I was wrong. They are real phone numbers belonging to a state office in Pennsylvania, an Automax dealership, a woman the author does not know...…

Affordable Book Trailers for Authors and Service Trailers for Writers!

Affordable Book Trailers for Authors and Service Trailers for Writers!

Did you know that video advertising is the #1 way to attract eyeballs online? Many people pan over text-only social media posts. Graphics are more attractive and, thus, gain more attention. However, videos, especially ones that have a great hook in the very beginning, convince viewers to KEEP WATCHING...…

ARE YOU A VICTIM? Top 10 Ways Publishers are Fleecing Authors

ARE YOU A VICTIM? Top 10 Ways Publishers are Fleecing Authors

Unfortunately, there are so many bad actors in the publishing industry now that many authors don't know where to turn. Today, I'm sharing a list of what I feel are the absolute worst ways many of them are fleecing authors. AVOID BUYING THESE SERVICES!…

Amazon is Cutting Back on Buying/Stocking Books! AUTHORS, HERE’S HOW TO SAVE YOUR BUSINESS!!

Amazon is Cutting Back on Buying/Stocking Books! AUTHORS, HERE’S HOW TO SAVE YOUR BUSINESS!!

Amazon will stock inflatable party sheep, and a 55-gallon barrel of lube (yes, really), but they're cutting back on stocking books?!?! Some authors and publishers are lamenting the fact that Amazon has abandoned the very market that helped them get their start. DON'T WORRY! HERE'S HOW TO CONVINCE YOUR READERS TO BYPASS AMAZON ALTOGETHER! …

“Hiding” Won’t Protect You From a Libel Lawsuit – Just ask John!

“Hiding” Won’t Protect You From a Libel Lawsuit – Just ask John!

Today, I'm introducing you to John. John is a funny fellow - a good writer with quick wit. And, while he works at an almost-minimum-wage job, he's also very intelligent...about some things. John rented a house next door to Stan, a megalomaniac whose...…