Category Archives: Nonfiction

Free Kindle Edition!

Do you like free stuff? C’mon, of course you do. Who doesn’t? Friday, 21 September 2012, is your chance to pick up a copy of the Kindle edition of The Storm is Coming: An Anthology. This free promotion will last … Continue reading

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The Storm is here!

And you can win a free paperback copy! Announcing the release of The Storm is Coming: An Anthology. Storms can come out of a clear blue sky, or they can build over a long period. They can take many forms, … Continue reading

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Win a $100 Amazon gift card!

We’re looking for supporters for our upcoming spring anthology. To that end, for every $5 you donate through the PayPal donation widget on the anthology page, you’ll receive one chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. See the page … Continue reading

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Open call for submissions

Submissions are now open for the Sleeping Cat Books anthology to be published in the spring of 2012. This anthology will be a black and white paperback, and may include essays, short fiction, poetry, B&W photography, or B&W graphic images. … Continue reading

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Driving Website Traffic

You’ve published a book and set up a website or blog to get the word out, but you’re just not seeing the traffic you’d hoped for. What to do? One answer is to start commenting on internet forums and other … Continue reading

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Audiobook Month

June is Audiobook Month. The Audio Publishers Association¬†(APA) will be doing lots of promotion this month of audiobooks through social media like Facebook,Twitter, and YouTube with the help of famous authors like Deepak Chopra, Judy Blume, and Sue Grafton. Many … Continue reading

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Author Websites

As an author, should you have your own website? Short answer: yes. Absolutely. Every author needs a platform from which to sell their work, and a website is an integral part of that platform. Whether you’ve been published by a … Continue reading

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Branching out

I usually edit fiction, but a friend from high school recently contacted me about editing and formatting her doctoral dissertation, and I agreed. I’ve never worked on a dissertation before, but her university provided very specific guidelines for organization and … Continue reading

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Manuscript Formatting

Occasionally I receive a manuscript for copy editing that looks like a print book, or at least like it’s trying to be a print book. In these cases, I carefully explain to the author that such formatting (adding a table … Continue reading

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