A Pain in the _ _ _

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Tell you what … the business side of being an author is a royal pain in the butt.

I self-published my first novel in the year 2000. Here I am fourteen years later having just finished my second novel.

Fourteen years!!! I’m the Rip Van Winkle of “authorship.” And like Rip, I’ve been re-born into an entirely new world. Continue reading

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Traditional Publishing vs. Self Publishing

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In the year 2000, when I was peddling my first novel to agents, I was told that there were 24 million manuscripts submitted that year and only 1% to 1.5% of those would be picked up by a literary agent. Of those picked up, only 65% would score a publisher. I was a one of the lucky ones who got an agent… more on that below. Continue reading