Why Do (Some) Authors Crowdfund To Publish Their Books

When I first started as an indie author, I wasn’t in it to make money (But that’s a whole other thing.)  However, I kept seeing already published indie authors advertising their crowdfunding campaigns or Patreon to raise money for the books they were planning to publish.  And as I was uneducated in this matter, I…

11 Author Etiquette Rules for Book Reviews

I’ve been reviewing books for a few years now.  At first, I just reviewed books I chose to read for fun.  Then I reviewed books to support other independent authors.  After that I started reviewing books with a few book blog tour companies.  With all that reviewing going on it wasn’t long before authors (or…

What Kind of Blog Should a Fiction Writer Have?

As an Amazon Affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases. This is the conundrum I faced when I first set out to start my blog.  First I was like “Whoa? I need an author platform?”.  Then I was “Oh, no.  I have to blog?”.  Lastly, I asked “What do I blog about?”.  While non-fiction writers can…

Why Individual Bloggers Should Get Paid for Book Blog Tours

What is a book blog tour?  Most authors have heard of them, many have used them.  Book blog tours have come to replace most public appearances for the lesser known author publicizing their book.  Even large publishing houses are using them to cut costs when it comes to getting exposure for their authors.  A fee…

Airborn Trilogy Book 2: Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel – Book Review

As an Amazon affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases. Big old fat warning, there are some spoilers for book one, Airborn, below. It’s time for my Wednesday Book Review post and boy am I wishing I didn’t need to write this right now because I’m just getting ready to publish my next book Divinity and…

Science Fair Preparation

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post contains affiliate links. It is officially science fair season. A time of year dreaded by parents, children, and science teachers alike as the assignments are passed out and kids start researching what they will be presenting at local school fairs. For most kids who…