My debut book ‘From Stressed to Sorted’ out now – need your support!

If you’re into non-fiction, you will want to check this book out!

SoulSpeak with Sonam

As an avid reader, I’ve spent my fair share of time poring over book reviews on Goodreads. And yet, in all the hours I spent with my head buried in a book, fantasizing about the idealistic world of Enid Blyton, the thrill of a fast-paced Agatha Christie, or the magnanimity of Jane Austen’s Georgian society, never did I imagine myself having an author page of my own.

But as they say, what’s meant to be, will be. Life, in a disarming way, will sometime prod you and nudge you until you are on the path to your inner calling. And so, here I am.

It brings tears to my eyes to announce that my first ebook “From Stressed to Sorted’ is now available for purchase on Amazon. That this is a huge milestone for me goes without saying.
It is dedicated to my Ma, who was very much involved in…

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Yes, Writers, it is Possible to Get Past Your Fear of Marketing Yourself as an Author — A Writer’s Path

Are you fearing to brand yourself as an author?

If you are self-published or if you are poorly represented by your publisher, you should definitely be concerned on how your book and YOURSELF are being marketed in the industry, no matter if you are introverted or if you hate sales.

Read on to learn how we, as authors, can overcome these challenges.

by Lauren Sapala By and large, the biggest problem I run into with struggling authors is the challenge they have around marketing themselves. I hear a lot of different reasons for this: “I’m too introverted.” “I hate anything that has to do with sales.” “I don’t want to be fake or phony,” etc. […]

Yes, Writers, it is Possible to Get Past Your Fear of Marketing Yourself as an Author — A Writer’s Path

New & Noteworthy, From Adventure Journalism to Civil Rights

I noticed some intriguing non-fiction books here

Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life

CLASSIC KRAKAUER: Essays on Wilderness and Risk, by Jon Krakauer. (Anchor, paper, $15.) The best-selling author of books like “Into the Wild” and “Missoula” started as a magazine journalist; this collection spans three decades, on subjects from surfing to mountaineering.

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Review / Warning of ‘promotional service’ by Wid Bastian / Genius Media / Kairos Phoenix Company

Scam alert: dishonest publishing company


Here is a little warning about a “service” I subscribed to recently:
Wid Bastian of Genius Media who now has a new business named Kairos Phoenix Company (KPC).

I’m usually sceptical when it comes to professional indie author support but was taken in by his string of box sets. So many authors couldn’t be wrong?

Our book, Do No Harm, A collection of Medical thrillers, did well. Thanks to advertising and our own huge efforts we made USA Today and gathered 1.5 millions page reads during the short time it was in KU.

Two charities were named for this set, both 501c3 charities in the US and were to receive the pre-order proceeds.  The charities advertised and marketed the set along with the authors. I’ve seen predominantly the marketing efforts from charities and the authors involved – actually next to nothing from his company.

Anyway, when…

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David Farland’s Writing Tips : You and Your Career — Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life

David Farland is one of the authors constantly providing valuable tips for writers and I would recommend you to check out his subscription site if you’d like to be in touch with his updates regularly.

I’ve been watching other writers now for nearly fifty years, thanks in part to a neighbor I had as a kid. I was born and raised in Oregon, and in the late 60s, the Hippie Generation was on the move.

David Farland’s Writing Tips : You and Your Career — Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Christmas Book Fair -Guest Post – Wendy Janes – Musings on #proofreading fiction and non-fiction.

Learn about how editors and proofreaders work, and how complex the job can turn out to be

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Delighted to welcome back Wendy Janes with a post on proofreading fiction and non-fiction books. Wendy is also the author of two books and you can find out more about those later in the post.

Back in the twentieth century when I started out as a freelance proofreader I worked solely on non-fiction, mainly academic texts for a variety of publishing houses. Each had an in-house style guide that editors and proofreaders were expected to work from, which was very useful for a newbie who felt she needed a safety net.

In addition to correcting grammar and punctuation, I became involved in decisions about the hierarchy of headings, styles for different types of lists, plus the setting of figures, tables and boxes. I was also required to check in-text quotations and references against bibliographies and reference lists, as well as ensuring that bibliographies and reference lists were set correctly and…

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Can the Cold Case of Book Marketing Be Solved? — A Writer’s Path

I personally feel that the more invested you are in the branding and marketing process of your book and yourself as an author, the more people you’d sell your books to. I must agree with some of the points put forth in this article as well!

by David Gittlin Comparatively speaking, writing a novel is the fun, easy, first step of the self-publishing process. The second step, creating an attention-getting book cover, offers its own unique set of challenges. However, the most intimidating and difficult undertaking, to most authors, is the third step—marketing. The word strikes terror in many […]

Can the Cold Case of Book Marketing Be Solved? — A Writer’s Path