Recently I was contacted by a book club in a city halfway across the state, wondering if there was any possibility I might be able to visit as they were planning to read one of my books for their upcoming monthly meeting. They sweetened the pot by offering to pay for one night at a nice hotel, plus their meeting was going to be aboard a patio boat cruising a beautiful lake. Who could refuse? Continue reading “Open Letter to Book Clubs: Reach Out to Indie Authors”
Sometimes it’s worth doing something just so you can say, “Been there, done that,” to know-it-alls. Well, I can now say I’ve been there: I made a site for indie authors, and I live to tell the tale. And, when it comes to paying it forward, I’ve now done that. It was the longest two weeks of my life, let me tell you.
I see the shock on your faces. Yes, two weeks. That’s fourteen days and a lot of hours of my life that I’ll never get back. But if I helped one indie author during the process, it was worth it. Continue reading “Bob Hammond: Paying It Forward”
I think we’ve all had days in this writing business when it seems easier to just throw in the towel. The words aren’t coming, or the story’s not hanging together, or the sales aren’t happening, and you wonder whether it’s worth all the time and effort you put into it.
If you’re very, very lucky, you have a cheering section to keep you going. For some of us, it’s our fans; for others, it’s family members or friends. A kind or encouraging word from one of them is often enough to keep us plugging away.
But what if you don’t have a cheering section? Then what do you do? Continue reading “Coping with Unsupportive Support”
What could be better than shopping for great Indie books from the comfort of your own home? The Indies Unlimited Bookstore showcases the titles of many authors featured here on the site.
I’m sorry…did you say you need a new Kindle, reading light, or other accessory? Well, you can also buy those through the bookstore! Are you in the UK? No worries! We’ve got you covered there as well with our UK Bookstore.
So check it out. Browse around and if there’s something you’d like that we don’t carry, we’re always open to your comments and questions.