Monthly Archives: November 2012

A Conversation Between Two Veteran Self-Published Authors

Hi! I’m Mildred Colvin. I’ve been discussing some things about self-publishing with my friend and fellow author Regina Tittel. We both started publishing our books on our own a little over a year ago. My first e-book Learning to Leanwas released on the last day of March 2011. I had very little idea what I … Continue reading »

Categories: Agent/Publisher Info, Author Interviews, Contemporary, Current Books, Fiction, Guest Author, Guest Blogs, Independent Publishing, Romance, Self Publising, Writing Tips, Writing Tips | 7 Comments

Self-Publishing How-To My Way

Less than two years ago in April of 2011, I started a journey I have yet to regret. With fear of the unknown and the possibility of failure hounding me, I joined the ranks of the Indie-Published, otherwise known as self-published. The publishing world was not new to me after more than ten years of … Continue reading »

Categories: Agent/Publisher Info, Fiction, General Writing Tips, Independent Publishing, Self Publising, Technology | 6 Comments

A Traditionally Published Author Wades Into The Waters Of Self Publishing, By Tamara Leigh

PROLOGUE (I know…writers beware of opening with a “prologue,” but I think you’ll find back story is pertinent to my decision to enter the world of self publishing). In 1993, I signed a four-book contract with Bantam Books. A year later, my first medieval romance, Warrior Bride, was released and another three “bride” books followed. … Continue reading »

Categories: Agent/Publisher Info, Contemporary, Current Books, Fiction, Guest Author, Guest Blogs, Historical, Independent Publishing, Romance, Self Publising, Writing Tips, Writing Tips | 8 Comments

How Do You Know When to Self-Publish? By Tom Tarver

Thank you for joining us for another contribution to our Self-Publishing series. Today, Tom Tarver is going to tell us what he learned from his experience self-publishing his novel, Dark Eyes Deep Eyes. … Despite writing’s fear and uncertainty, every author wants to be read. Some seek traditional publishing avenues while others opt for the … Continue reading »

Categories: Agent/Publisher Info, Contemporary, Current Books, Fiction, Guest Author, Guest Blogs, Independent Publishing, Self Publising, Writing Tips, Writing Tips | 3 Comments

Bring Back the Backlist to Your Readers, By Rita Gerlach

Ever hear the saying ‘take the bull by the horns’? Sometimes you have to do just that in order to make your dreams a reality. This post is about publishing a backlist of books that have gone out of print with your rights reverted back to you. Remember it is your career…no one else’s. It … Continue reading »

Categories: Fiction, General Writing Tips, Guest Author, Guest Blogs, Historical, Independent Publishing, Romance, Self Publising, Writing Tips, Writing Tips | 1 Comment

Should You Self-Publish Your Novel?

I confess, I do not usually encourage authors to self-publish. Why? Because, though I’ve seen some gems among the throngs of those plunging into the deep alone, I’ve also seen writing which lacked the benefit of a team of eyes ensuring the end-result will communicate that which the author intended in a way that engaged … Continue reading »

Categories: General, General Writing Tips, Independent Publishing, It's Complicated, Musings, On My Mind, Self Publising, Writing Tips, Writing Tips | 5 Comments

An Interview with Jocelyn Green About Her Novel “Wedded to War”

It is my pleasure, once again, to introduce our readers to Jocelyn Green. Jocelyn was gracious enough to help me with my Military Ministries series last spring with excerpts from her books and inspirations to her novel, Wedded to War. Today, she’s going to tell us more about herself, her new novel and her writing … Continue reading »

Categories: Author Interviews, Current Books, Fiction, Guest Author, Historical, Romance | 16 Comments

Welcome Author – K. Dawn Byrd

K. Dawn, welcome to Infinite Characters. K. Dawn Byrd is an author of inspirational novels in several genres, including, historical, suspense, romance, and young adult. Some of her favorite things are chocolate, cars, and her pets. Her hobbies include reading, writing, and riding down country roads in the passenger seat of her husband’s Corvette Stingray. … Continue reading »

Categories: Author Interviews, Current Books, Fiction | 20 Comments

A Matter of Principle

  Today I’d like to write about an experience I had recently with a particular organization of writers of which I am a member. I won’t name the organization. (I need to make it plain I am not discussing ACFW, a wonderful Christian author’s group.)   As a beginning writer, I figured I needed to … Continue reading »

Categories: On My Mind | 12 Comments