Category Archives: Writing Business

Netflix’s Daredevil and Writing

Daredevil has always been a favorite superhero of mine since the mid-1980s when Frank Miller redefined him. I’ve been collecting his comic off and on ever since. I was disappointed tremendously when the movie version of Daredevil was released in 2003 (just adding to one of the many reasons I loathe seeing Ben Affleck in any superhero film). Well, Marvel has rebooted him in a series on Netflix which was recently released. Of course, I had to do one of my infamous posts on it.

My Book Cover Journey: Part III – The Business

It’s generally understood that the three top things that sells a book are the price, the description, and the book cover. That’s just part of the business and it’s a part that we have to deal with business-like. That means when we are ready to get that cover done, we already have our agreement in hand and ready to send off to the designer, illustrator, or both if they are all one person. But do you really have to spend hundreds of dollars to have a lawyer draft you up one? Uh…the answer to that is an unequivocal, no. Here’s what you need to do.

The Importance of a Good Web Host – The Story

A little while back, I wrote a primer on how important it is to pick a good web host. As an independent publisher and writer, it is important to have a web host that is affordable, responsive, knowledgeable, and sensitive to their customer’s needs. I began the year with a new web host because I

Print Still Strong In A Digital Age

The advent of e-readers has been a blessing from the Almighty God for independent author. All those ideas in our head now won’t have to go through the slush pile and we won’t have to wait a month for a rejection letter. We can publish as soon as we’re finished writing our opus. This has motivated some indie authors to chuck print media altogether. However, that may not be the best idea right now or in the near future.

Learning Success – Kristen James

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.

Indie vs. Legacy Publishing: Running the Numbers

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?

D2C and Reader Relationship

When I’m not posting my rantings here at the website, I’m reading a lot. Not just fiction but a plethora of non-fiction. It’s imperative for me as I’m not signed with any big publisher and I plan on keeping it that way as long as I can. In order to do that, I need to keep my three fans in the loop because there are a couple things an independent publishing writer needs to do and that is connect with his or her audience.