Self Publishing Chronicles: The cheap & easy way to turn your book into an Audiobook

A few months ago I self published my first novel, and my 3rd book this year. With each one I did some things differently, tried publishing on different platforms, tried different marketing tricks out to see what works and what … well, didn’t so much. One of the things I…

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The Self Publishing Journey: Learning about Preorders

For the past 8-ish months I’ve been on a Writing and Publishing Journey where I’ve been taking all the things I’ve seen in my time in LibraryLand, am mixing it with courses I’ve been doing on my own (like Tribe Writers from Jeff Goins) and am coming up with the…

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Writing about Writing: A newbie’s lessons from the Frankfurt Book Fair

A diversion from history for a moment: I’m in Frankfurt right now for the Frankfurt Book Fair, which is the world’s largest publishing trade show with 300,000 people in attendance.  This is my first time at the fair.  I’m incredibly fortunate in that my location right now – Spain –…

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Writing About Reading and Writing: The Netgalley Experiment

I’ve posted before about my experiment with my own memoir, Fragile, and Perfectly Cracked, my story of giving birth to a stillborn son as well as dealing with subsequent infertility problems.  It was a labor of love for me to get this out there.  I’m currently working on my first novel,…

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Writing about Reading: More Library eBook Hosting Expansion

This was originally over on The Digital Reader yesterday, but I wanted to get it posted over here as well, as it’s a pretty big deal. The field of library-developed ebook platforms has grown by six states, thanks to the upcoming launch of the Amigos eShelf Service from Amigos Library Services, a library consortium based in Texas. Offering libraries…

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Writing about Reading: NYPL and Library Simplified

This article I wrote first appeared in The Digital Reader several weeks ago, and I’m reblogging it here. — New York is a place known for risk taking, for innovation, for not being satisfied with the status quo. Nowhere is that as evident in the library world as with the…

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Writing about Reading: Heather’s (self) Publishing Journey so far…

Normally in these Writing about Reading segments I talk about industry specific eBook topics.  And on that note, I did buy my ticket to the Frankfurt Book Fair in October today.  Nearly 300,000 people and five days of book industry madness.  I’m excited! But beyond that, I want to talk about…

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