Maybe you can't afford a trip to Kenya on your summer vacation, but you can win a copy of Annamaria Alfieri's “Strange Gods” for a summer read. Catch my review and an author interview at http://kingsriverlife.com/06/21/strange-gods-by-annamaria-alfieri/
Posted on June 22, 2014 at 1:39pm
What constitutes a beach read? Any book that whisks you away on a cyber (or cerebral) vaca! Here's the 7 authors with new titles and a chance to win three books: Nancy Parra, Annamaria Alfieri, David Freed, Jan Christensen, Aneta Adamcova-Cruz, Laura Benedict and Nancy Lynn Jarvis.…Continue
Posted on June 1, 2014 at 3:17am
Ever since Amazon legitimized self-publishing, small publishing houses and Big Publishing have been reeling from the impact. Big Publishing's answer was to first discredit authors who took control of their careers, then sought to keep prices high on e-books so agents and publishers could continue to reap profits.
Small publishing continued as if nothing really changed. Indie houses have been ignored by book chains and small press authors…Continue
Posted on September 6, 2013 at 3:30pm — 10 Comments
Right now I have the matron of the house standing guard by the computer making sure I write positive things about the tribe. Gemini, who entered my life on my birthday, allows me to tap at the computer keys for just so long, then reminds me to take a break by crawling into my lap for a few strokes of her own.
The other four are off doing their own thing: Kitler is asleep on a cardboard box, a favorite spot of all cats (along with the step stool,…Continue
Posted on August 15, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment
The world of publishing is very much like playing craps in Vegas. No matter how hard a writer evaluates a publishing house or tries to predict its future success before signing on the dotted line, the industry itself is as consistent as a roll of the dice.
There are calculations you can make based on factors such as the length of time the house has been in business, the size of its stable of authors, the number of titles and presence on the Internet. But, getting information…Continue
Posted on July 21, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments