Posts Tagged ‘J.D. Salinger’

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February 5, 2016


“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” ― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

The Daily Routine of an Independent Author


The YouTube link will show more short videos like Marketing Yourself as an Independent Author and Self-publishing your First Book.  All the videos are interesting and a great help to all authors!

How Authors hit #1 on Amazon

Rachel is refreshingly open about how she did it – and the first part of that was about getting the basics right: a gripping book with a strong concept; an evocative and professional-looking cover; and an excellent book description that makes you want to read the book.

Next, Rachel did something very simple but vital: she wrote a marketing plan. Then she carried that plan out. This does not sound remarkable but you’d be amazed how few writers – and publishers, it has to be said – bother to do this. But if you are serious about success, you need a plan and you need to stick to it. Or rather, you need to follow your plan, doing more of the things that work, and less of the things that don’t. (That’s the secret of marketing, by the way.) (more…)


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February 2, 2010 by Jerry P.

“There are few things, apparently, more helpful to a writer than having once been a weird little kid.” – Katherine Paterson, Newbery Award-winning author of children’s books

Writing friends…

Apple announces its iPad e-reader, to compete with Amazon’s Kindle, and this past weekend the price war exploded – not between Apple and Amazon, but between book publisher Macmillan and Amazon. The eventual outcome? The end of the $9.99 ebook at the Kindle store.

Maybe.  Here’s literary agent Nathan Bransford’s take on all this: http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2010/02/kindle-missile-crisis.html

An additional note . . .

An Associated Press story Monday on how the iPad works included these observations: “Using the iPad’s touch screen to buy books and start reading seems fast compared with the navigation required on Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle, which you navigate by pushing physical buttons on the device because it has no touch screen. Book covers are displayed on a ‘shelf’ on the screen, and the reader software emulates the look of a paper book. But the iPad has a glossy screen, so it might not be as easy on the eyes as the Kindle and other e-readers, which generally sport electronic ink technology. And it probably won’t be as easy to read outdoors on the iPad.” (more…)

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