I was first exposed to the works of Terry Brooks last year. I have never been a big fantasy reader but things change over the years. At this site, you’ll find two reviews of some long works by fantasy writers. One of the is Terry Brook’s First King of Shannara (which is a weird title since Shannara is not a place but a person. I enjoyed it so much, I delved into the next book of the series. Here are my thoughts.
I believe it’s important to learn from others’ success as well as failures. Each can save us tons of headaches in life in general. Personally, I get a kick out of reading about a successful indie writer’s process. Actually, any writer’s process seeing that it’s a tough profession to be in. I found an interview with indie romance author Kristen James and thought it would be good to highlight some of things she’s done to be successful.
Never was there a time in publishing history where independent publishing was such a viable business model for authors. We now have the power to take total control of our work, from the writing to the editing to the cover design to the marketing. It’s all right at our fingertips. But how is that translating in terms of cash? Moola? Lettuce? Scrilla? Greenbacks? Is anyone out there making any money? What are the numbers saying?
It has been some time since I gave an update on the next short story in The Dark Corner series, The Basement. I have not forgotten. Not by a long shot. Here’s the latest on this project and how you can get a copy for free as soon as it comes out.