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Episode 1 of #Reid2Write - Catherine Ryan Howard talks Blogging and her Debut Novel

Kerrygold. Saoirse Ronan. Rory McIlroy. Proud and distinctly Irish, despite claims by our near cousins to the contrary.

The first guest on my new feature series… 1,064 more words


The Decision to Self-Publish

Ten years ago I dreamed of being published the traditional way, vanity publishing aside, it was the only option available. With the ink still wet on my contract with a London literary agent, I was full of optimism. 1,085 more words

Self-publishing Advice

Muse-inks: The dream vs. reality (check)

On my way to London in August, I was listening to the radio when I heard Beck’s “Dreams.” It’s been on my playlist since.

I don’t know if it’s the driving foot-drum or the grunge-y guitar. 757 more words

Melanie Marttila

5 Nuggets of Gold for Indie Authors

After listening to successful indie authors share advice at the recent Willamette Writer’s Conference, where I attended workshops about publishing, marketing, and book promotion, I felt more confident than ever that it  590 more words

What I've Learned (It Might Help You!)

Never Judge A Book By Its Cover - But You Always Do!

In May and June this year, I had the very interesting experience of getting a book cover designed.

Why did I decide to do this? Well, at the time I had almost completely made up my mind to go down the self-publishing route and I knew that, if I was going to put any money into that venture, it had to go on the book cover. 886 more words

Historical Romance

3 tips for organizing your time as an authorpreneur

Writing and publishing a book is a multi-step process…like, HUNDREDS of steps. The more I learn about what I need to do in order to publish… 535 more words

What I've Learned (It Might Help You!)