I can't believe November is almost over! Is everyone frantically pounding the keys for the final week of NaNoWriMo? I thought about signing up this year, but I wanted to dedicate myself to Syzygy, and working with a manuscript that's already more than 20,000 words seemed like cheating! Admittedly, the draft should be much longer by... Continue Reading →
Clunk. My friend slapped the hardback book, stripped of its dust jacket, onto my desk. “This is the book I was telling you about,” he said, with the same expression of distaste he wore when I suggested any remotely exotic cuisine for lunch. “Bunch of kids killing each other. It’s awful. You have to read... Continue Reading →
Remember a few weeks ago I posted about Blue Karma's appearance in Library Journal's curated SELF-e collections? Well, Library Journal just announced the winners of the inaugural Self-Published Ebook Awards. The competition "recognizes authors who submit the best ebooks in their respective genres" (fantasy, science fiction, romance, and mystery). I received a Tweet about it while making dinner and... Continue Reading →
Indie authors face many challenges, but perhaps the greatest is getting their work recognized. One way of distinguishing your title among the flood of self-published material is through book awards. A shiny stamp on the cover immediately tells potential buyers that an objective institution reviewed your book (not just your cousin who gave you a five-star rating on Amazon) and deemed... Continue Reading →
Erika of "The Book's the Thing" was kind enough to accept an review copy of Blue Karma and posted her thoughts yesterday. Thanks, Erika! Be sure to browse the archives as well; her blog includes numerous genres and a lot of intriguing lesser-known titles. It might tip you off to your next engrossing read.
The modern literary sphere needs more rebels like Anela. She's denounced major publishing labels and devoted her book review blog, Amid The Imaginary, exclusively to discovering self-published books in the sci-fi/fantasy/dystopian/paranormal genres. Yesterday she posted her review of Blue Karma. I appreciated the thoughtful commentary, and the critique I've already taken into consideration as work progresses on... Continue Reading →