Polls

The Self-Publishing Survey Results – It’s a Brave New World

The Self-Publishing Survey Results – It’s a Brave New World 53

Where do I even begin. What started out as a simple post to dispel the notion that the only authors doing well self-publishing were making millions and/or getting high 6 figure or 7 figure book deals with traditional publishers, spawned a 24 question survey and an almost 30 page document. Seriously, Bev, don’t you have […]

Best Book of 2012?

Best Book of 2012? 93

So 2012 is no more. I guess we can only smile that we all made it into 2013. Hopefully, we’ll read even better books than we did last year, right? Well, that’s always the hope. I did read some really really really good books last year. Anyway, coming to the question of this post: What […]

The Anatomy of a Potential Bestseller

The Anatomy of a Potential Bestseller 43

What makes a book sell? What is that “thing” that has readers swarming to the stores to buy it? What attracts them to begin with? Is it the cover? The summary of the plot? Great reviews? The price? The author? Again this week, I’d like you, the readers, to give your opinion on this book. […]

The Anatomy of a Potential Bestseller 48

What makes a book sell? What is that “thing” that has readers swarming to the stores to buy it? What attracts them to begin with? Is it the cover? The summary of the plot? Great reviews? The price? The author? Again this week, I’d like you, the readers, to give your opinion on this book. […]

The Anatomy of a Potential Bestseller 59

What makes a book sell? What is that “thing” that has readers swarming to the stores to buy it? What attracts them to begin with? Is it the cover? The summary of the plot? Great reviews? The price? The author? As an author myself, this is something I want to know–need to know if I […]

It’s not a short story but it’s not a novel. What the devil is it and what’s it worth to you? 19

by Beverley Yes, indeed, what is this thing we call the novella? Well per RWA (Romance Writers of America) a novella is fictional work between 20,000 – 40,000 words.  To put that into print perspective that would be 67 – 135 pages. For those who read Harlequin’s shorter category novels like Presents, Romance or Desire, […]

Where, what and in what format do you buy 26

I’m curious–okay just downright nosy–but I got to wondering about readers’ buying habits with the advent of digital books.  Has it changed? How much as it changed.  

The .99 Book 18

Ninety-nine cent full-length book. eBook readers, have you come across one of these before? Have you bought one? Have you read one? The price of these books is the root of many conversations on self-published forums. Should they? Shouldn’t they? Will it help to increase sales? And if it does, will the sizable drop in […]

Self-Publishing is all the rage? 57

If you had asked me a year ago–or even six months ago–what I thought of self-publishing, I would have told you that while it might be a road other authors willing travel, it’s not a road I would personally traverse. My arguments against self-publishing would have listed something like this: CONS Readers just will not […]

Vote for December Historical Top Pick 15

I’m very late with this poll. I can only say, this month has been hectic so I’ll post this poll here and the voting will end December 31st. This will be the last monthly poll. I will finish the year with a poll for Best Book of the Year in January, but that will be […]