Self-Publishing With IngramSpark: An Indie Author’s First Impressions

After four years of purely digital publishing, I’m taking the plunge into print. Hundreds of blog posts compare the two dominant print-on-demand (POD) services, Amazon's KDP Print and IngramSpark (IS), so I won’t attempt to recreate any arguments here. Suffice to say that I chose IS because of its greater exposure. Libraries and bookstores, unlikely to … Continue reading Self-Publishing With IngramSpark: An Indie Author’s First Impressions

Thoreau In The Snow: A Writer’s Interlude at Walden Pond

Ice gleamed along the barrier islands thousands of feet below, and I grimaced at my leather dress boots, jammed under the airplane seat. Dispatched on a business trip to the western suburbs of Boston, I’d taken the precaution of wearing my New York Yankees underwear as protection against enemy baseball juju, but hadn’t prepared for … Continue reading Thoreau In The Snow: A Writer’s Interlude at Walden Pond

Three (Surprisingly Simple) Steps to Registering a Writing Business

Write story. Distribute e-book. Earn royalties. Boom! You're a professional writer...right? If you’ve got only one or two books in mind, this is a fine approach. Starting and managing a writing business probably isn’t worth the hassle for a single memoir or how-to manual. But for independent authors planning numerous titles, a formal business has two … Continue reading Three (Surprisingly Simple) Steps to Registering a Writing Business

Racing Andy Weir: On Running, Writing, and Being Realistic

"What are you doing?" my Laddie pants, pulling up beside me as I pause my Garmin. "Book shopping." Drawing the cold March morning into my aerobically scorched lungs, I approach the glass-fronted hutch beside the trail. A Little Free Library appeared in our neighborhood last year, and I've been a devoted trader. "Ooh, look! You … Continue reading Racing Andy Weir: On Running, Writing, and Being Realistic