Authors, Writers, Publishers, and Book Readers
We are told we are "special" and they do not understand why our books are not on the best sellers list and they want to do everything possible to get your book on the best sellers list and to brand your name. You think, "Finally someone has noticed me or finally it is my turn". Wrong - usually. Now that doesn't mean that the slim chance doesn't fall at your door step. There are always those few.
For a "small" fee they will agree to conduct interviews. Now, I have to tell you…Continue
Added by Janet Horton on May 9, 2013 at 4:06pm — No Comments
I was in a reputable bookstore of the city before to return home. I picked a book that long ago she asked me, was about poetic prose, i wanted to buy a perfect "book of cooking", i didnt care if she didnt cook well, because i married the woman of my dreams. Already in our home, i stretch her picture on the bed in our bedroom, it was saturday and, in this weekend, i would not have to do anything except buy the book and return home. Came to me an impressive smell of roses, my nostrils…Continue
Added by Milton Roza Junior on March 1, 2013 at 8:56pm — No Comments
Okay, maybe not me (that sounds needy), but I do have something for you to listen to. http://empyricaltales.blogspot.com/2013/02/listen-to-me.html
Added by Mark Miller on February 26, 2013 at 11:54pm — No Comments
The official word from my publisher, Helping Hands Press: http://empyricaltales.blogspot.com/2013/02/contest-time.html
Added by Mark Miller on February 3, 2013 at 4:01pm — No Comments
Hey everyone, I am just wondering, is it normal to have a book publisher charge you for the full price before they begin to print your books. We had some books done and they said we had to completely pay up front. Of course, we now know this was a very bad idea for us. Lots of problems!!!! But, I was just wondering if anyone out there has had to do this? Is this normal? Is this standard policy in the self published book industry?
Thanks for your comments
I had my first book signing at Barnes & Noble November 10th. It was an extremely exciting day for me. Unfortunately, my baby sister was away in Sacramento, Ca, so she was unable to attend. My older sister was originally supposed to come in from Dallas, Tx, but something came up. She couldn't make it either.
I had my ex husband's support, but he was taking care of our kids, so he didn't attend.
I posted it all over every social media site to which I have a login. Many of…Continue
When he got to the store, Derrick took his time walking the sales floor, doing his best to remain unnoticed. He wanted to see how the associates behaved in the absence of the store manager.
The first group of associates he saw were less than impressive.
Florence and Tiffany were cashiers, standing at their registers texting on their cell phones, instead of focusing on the customers waiting to make a purchase.
There was a company SOP, forbidding the use of personal cell…Continue
Added by David Lucero on December 5, 2012 at 11:46pm — No Comments
Now this is a way to start your day!
I'm helping a couple who say they've been shopping for a new range. After visiting three competitors they were still on the fence over which brand to purchase.
"The reviews I've read online are very negative about many brands I thought would be good for our kitchen remodel," the husband said.
I explained how I didn't take to heart online reviews because I'm familiar with the fact that competitors will create phony reviews to trash the…Continue
Added by David Lucero on December 1, 2012 at 10:57pm — No Comments
Retired NYPD Cop Delivers a Thrilling, Moving Police Drama in New Book The Daddy Rock
New York, NY, November 5, 2012 – Decent Hill is proud to present retired NYPD cop Michael J. Kannengieser, New York native and author of the new police thriller The Daddy Rock ($19.95 Paperback 978-1-936085-63-7; $9.95 eBook 978-1-936085-64-4). The Daddy Rock is a fast-paced…Continue
Added by Michael J. Kannengieser on November 25, 2012 at 9:33pm — No Comments
As a self-publisher you must understand how a potential customer will determine if your book is worth buying. Let's assume the buyer has already found your book on Amazon because they were looking for information about a subject that your book covers. They are getting ready to buy a book that they believe will help them learn something new and is worth their time and money. What must your book do to convince this person to ignore the other books and buy your book? I have outlined some…Continue
Added by Joseph C. Kunz, Jr. on November 16, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments
I announced on Monday the release of 'Who's Minding the Store?' It's my 2nd published book and I'm particularly proud of this work because it's something many of us live. Here's a review by Jeff Edwards, author of The Seventh Angel'.
"Imagine the sexy hilarity of Richard Hooker's M*A*S*H, the complex political intrigue of a classic Russian novel, and the sheer wackiness of the British sitcom ARE YOU BEING SERVED? Now, imagine that all of this high-octane…Continue
Added by David Lucero on November 15, 2012 at 6:22pm — No Comments
2 AWESOME DEALS~ A fairy tale cookbook stemming from the inspirational epic fantasy Maycly, and a Maycly 3 Book Gift Collection! Get in on the pre-ordering and save. There's still a few days left for pre-order deals which will last through 11/17/12.
You say you haven't read Hidden Earth Series, Volume 1…Continue
Added by Janet Beasley - JLB Creatives on November 14, 2012 at 3:35pm — No Comments
Recently, I started a new series with my friend, Giovanni. It was a relatively new experience diving into the world of Amish fiction. I did not quite know what to expect, but we ended up with something totally unique and outrageous.
To find out more and enter the giveaway, please visit my official blog: http://empyricaltales.blogspot.com/2012/11/ebook-giveaway.html
Added by Mark Miller on November 10, 2012 at 4:08pm — No Comments
Today, I am hosting a fellow Floridian author, Keith Rommel. He's originally from New York, but he moved to sunny climes and is hard at work on his series Thanatology. With the release of the second book in the series, Keith is having a contest on Pinterest. Read below to find out how you could win!…Continue
Added by Mark Miller on October 14, 2012 at 2:52pm — No Comments
My good friend and author Sudè Khanian is hosting a giveaway to celebrate the holiday. She asked me to join the celebration and I had to say yes!
Check out her great prizes here: http://empyricaltales.blogspot.com/2012/10/happy-thanksgiving-canada.html
Added by Mark Miller on October 8, 2012 at 11:23pm — No Comments
My guest today, Dawn Colclasure, shares her thoughts on writing poetry and how the author can escape into his/her own special world.
Read her full post on my official blog - http://empyricaltales.blogspot.com/2012/10/guest-post-dawn-colclasure-escapes.html
Added by Mark Miller on October 2, 2012 at 12:21am — No Comments
Name: Fang Yang
Actual Name: Crisanto Yang
Birthday: August 23
Occupation: Assassin/Level 2 Spy
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color/Style: Black that has a small portion of the right side of his head shaved, bangs over his left eye, spiky in the back, and a tail
Added by Kenneth E. Fultz Jr. on September 13, 2012 at 2:50pm — No Comments
Flyte : Had A magical Entertaining Start, But Sadly Loses Direction
Okay this time around the book is Flyte by Angie Sage. And yes this is the one of cheesey wizards fantasy books that is only founding the colorful kids section of book stores. It’s two inches thick and made to look like spell book and neighbors Lemony Snicket and James and The Giant peach. But you know what, I‘m not going defend myself any or cover up the truth. I every once and a whole will read a kid book. I will…Continue
Added by Samie Foster on September 13, 2012 at 4:02am — No Comments
In trying to promote sales for my book series I've offered the first book in the series as a TOTALLY FREE DOWNLOAD for a limited time only. I hoped if they liked the first book they'd be willing to buy the next one. Well i got 6 more download reviews and my first sale within 8 hours of doing it this way. Now I know one sale really doesn't mean anything but I see it as a positive start to say the least. At the same time I'm blogging to everyone everywhere about it being a free download to…Continue
Added by W.J. O'Neil on September 1, 2012 at 8:49pm — No Comments
by Sherrie Wilkolaski
Launching a new book is exciting and it is the ideal time to do book signings. Authors can do a book signing at just about any time and probably for the life their book, as long as it makes sense. Here is a quick checklist of items to get you prepared for book signing.
Preparing for the book…Continue
Added by Sherrie Wilkolaski on August 24, 2012 at 5:37pm — No Comments