Category: Publishing

Marketing Your Book

“Marketing is a big one! I’d love to know more about that. My book will be free for all, so I’m trying to figure out how best to handle that. But that’s a very specific situation.” -Thesarahdoughty Excellent question. So you mentioned that your book is going to be free… personally I always say that if you’re good at something, don’t do it for free, but … Read More Marketing Your Book

Author’s Advice Pt. 13

Don’t let writing consume your life. So you’re writing, you have a great idea and you want to get the whole thing down while it’s fresh in your mind. It’s perfect and if you don’t write it down right now, you’ll lose it. I get it, I’ve been there. There is certainly nothing wrong with taking that moment to get that info down, but … Read More Author’s Advice Pt. 13

Author’s Advice Pt. 8

How difficult is it? Heh, unbelievably if you go the traditional route! Even if you go the indie route, it’s difficult… Okay, that’s the short -literal- answer. Here’s the real one: So you’ve got an idea in your head. You’ve got a story you want to write, now you want to write it and get it published… awesome! So how do you do it? … Read More Author’s Advice Pt. 8

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Minimalist vs. Ornate? #Writing #Author #Advice

“Hi Jim, My book is done. I’m super excited about getting it published. My question to you is about the cover. What do you think I should go with, a simple cover with maybe a single item as the focal point or a big cover depicting a scene and characters? My artist is really pushing the idea that less is more in the cover. … Read More Minimalist vs. Ornate? #Writing #Author #Advice

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Social Justice Editing!

From HeatStreet: Book publishers fearing the backlash from social justice activists are hiring special readers to check the books and flag up racist, sexist and other so-called offensive content before they go to print. “Sensitivity reader” is a person who, for a small fee, will provide feedback about the book based on self-ascribed areas of expertise like “dealing with terminal illness,” “racial dynamics in Muslim communities” or … Read More Social Justice Editing!

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Soul Siphon Update

This is it people, the final full week of development on the book before everything goes to the publisher. With any luck, the April 1st release date will actually become a reality… though I’ve never not had to postpone a release, fingers crossed this time! I’ve seen the development of the cover and I can’t wait to share it with you all. The promo … Read More Soul Siphon Update

Blogs of Importance

Hello Mr. Harrington, I saw on one of your posts that you take questions. So here it is, how important is it to publishers that you have a blog with a lot of followers and how many followers do they want to see. Right now, I don’t see myself devoting time to acquiring followers. It seems very time consuming and I’d rather use that … Read More Blogs of Importance

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Minimalist vs. Ornate?

“Hi Jim, My book is done. I’m super excited about getting it published. My question to you is about the cover. What do you think I should go with, a simple cover with maybe a single item as the focal point or a big cover depicting a scene and characters? My artist is really pushing the idea that less is more in the cover. … Read More Minimalist vs. Ornate?

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Self Publishing, good or bad?

“Good day, I have already finished a novel and decided to post my second novel on a blog and give people something to read while I decide on publishing. My question for you is do I self publish my book or try and find a literary agent. I have sent my work out to a few but I am slightly impatient and want to … Read More Self Publishing, good or bad?

Marketing Your Book

“Marketing is a big one! I’d love to know more about that. My book will be free for all, so I’m trying to figure out how best to handle that. But that’s a very specific situation.” -Thesarahdoughty Excellent question. So you mentioned that your book is going to be free… personally I always say that if you’re good at something, don’t do it for free, but … Read More Marketing Your Book

Author’s Advice Pt. 13

Don’t let writing consume your life. So you’re writing, you have a great idea and you want to get the whole thing down while it’s fresh in your mind. It’s perfect and if you don’t write it down right now, you’ll lose it. I get it, I’ve been there. There is certainly nothing wrong with taking that moment to get that info down, but … Read More Author’s Advice Pt. 13

The Traitorous Main Character

So you’ve written your story. Your characters are beloved, not only to you, but also your reading audience. Well now you’re writing the next part in your series and are ready to do the unthinkable… You’re going to have one of the characters turn on the others. One of your main good guys is now to become a villain and not just a villain, … Read More The Traitorous Main Character