Don’t Diss the Serial Novel, Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Don’t diss the serial novel.  What is a serial novel you might ask?  A serial novel is similar to a trilogy or a chronicle.  Basically the author decides to release his story in parts, either as individual books or a chapter at a time (actually that’s serialized novels but you catch my drift).  Readers who […]

Emergency Resources For Writers

Let me state right off the bat that I culled this list of emergency resources for writers from a New York Times article I read a while back.  I’d bookmarked the article with the intention of making a list of the resources in case the article ever disappeared or just in case I or a […]

uPublishU at BookExpo America

I’ve heard two numbers bounced around a lot lately, 300,000 and 400,000.  That’s apparently the number of books that get published in a year.  So how is any self-published author supposed to stand out in this large maelstrom of books?  That’s what I was hoping the people at uPublishU at BookExpo America could tell me […]

My First Book

The first book I ever wrote took me three years to complete. I began it at the age of twelve and finished when I was fifteen. I began writing my book at the suggestion of my sister, Daisy, who noted how much I loved reading. “Have you ever thought of becoming a writer?” she asked. […]

Small Press Costs

A friend and I were discussing how much it would cost to start up a small publishing company or small press.  She found a figure of $10,000 for 2000 prints of 1 book.  That would total about $5 per book, just to produce the book.  The retailer/distributor then pays the publishing company 55% of the […]