Many people think that writing a book is all about having a good story or hook, but the reality is you are in the book writing “business.” Here are five things that you should do while you are writing the book that can help your “book business” once you finish.
I was honored recently by having my novel, The Oath, awarded the 2016 Bay Area Independent Publishers Association (BAIPA) Book Award for Fiction.
Funny how this book business works: you get frustrated because it’s so damn hard to get your work recognized by anyone but your wife and kids (and even that is sometimes dicey – ha ha). And then you get a call from a well-known and well-respected publishers’ association saying they have given your work their highest fiction award.
A book is a cool present.
A personalized and autographed book is REALLY a cool … and unique … present.
Buy a copy for yourself or send it to a friend. Free shipping anywhere in the USA. Those graduations and the holidays will be here before you know it.
“Koller mixes history with current events in this crackling good thriller that’s surely Hollywood-bound!” ~ Ed Addeo, 2016 Chaucer Award Winning Author
CALL ME CRAZY, BUT …
For the past three months, my third novel, The Custer Conspiracy, has been circulating among the NY Literati looking for an agent. To date, I have received five requests to see the entire manuscript seeded between thirty-three outright rejections.
Even though I think The Custer Conspiracy is worthy of a mainstream publishing house, I’m not surprised at the level of disinterest. I understand the book business pretty well (I think), and can appreciate the pressures the agent class is under when trying to select books the ordinary reader (you and me) will be allowed to read.
When Americans awoke on July 4, 1876, to celebrate the Centennial of the country’s birth, the first accounts of Custer’s massacre hit the newspapers.
Massacre Of Our Troops. General Custer and Five Companies Killed by Indians.
Three days after Custer’s troops were killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, surviving officers and soldiers of Reno and Benteen’s commands began the gruesome task of burying their fallen comrades. Was Custer’s body among them?