Self Publising

What Inspired The Novel “Flee from Evil” by Connie Almony

What inspired the novel Flee from Evil, you ask? Though it is not actually a long story, it was long in the making. Let me tell you about it … Around 20 years ago I watched Mel Gibson play a character who rescued his son from kidnappers when law enforcement could no longer help him. … Continue reading »

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Meet Cody James of Tammy L. Gray’s Latest Novel—Sell Out

As an author, I sometimes write about college life for Christians. That time and place can be a rough one for many believers. However, the years before college have their own special challenges. In fact, I often tell my high-school-age daughter that if anyone ever wanted to torture me, they should just put me back … Continue reading »

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Perdita! From MaryLu Tyndall’s Newest Novel, “Tears of the Sea”

MaryLu Tyndall’s imagination has taken her to many exotic locales to meet many extraordinary beings. Today, she has someone special to introduce to us—the heroine of her latest novel, Tears of the Sea—Perdita. MaryLu is also giving away one copy of Tears of the Sea to a lucky commenter—ebook, or paperback (within the US). Just … Continue reading »

Categories: Book Launch, Character Interview, Current Books, Fantasy, Fiction, Guest Author, Heroine, Historical, Independent Publishing, Romance, Self Publising | 13 Comments

What to Do about the “Us vs. Them” in Publishing!

Over the past few weeks I’ve seen some interesting articles talking about the “Us vs. Them” battle lines being drawn between indie authors and traditional publishing. Though I have recently been known to tout the benefits of indie (both as author and as reader) I do not believe one is better than the other—just different. … Continue reading »

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A New Website for Readers Looking for Great Christian Fiction

Today, I’d like to tell you about a new website for readers of Christian fiction looking for a reasonably priced ebook read on an ever-broadening range of storylines—IndieChristianFictionSearch.Blogspot.com. “Ickfuss” (ICFS) to its friends. What is Indie Christian Fiction Search? It is THE site to find the latest releases of Christian fiction, written from the heart. … Continue reading »

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Randy Ingermanson on The Snowflake Method, Independent Publishing and ACFW

What a thrill to host the inimitable Randy Ingermanson on IC today. It was learning Randy’s Snowflake Method of story development that made the process of novel creation a reality for me so many years ago. So when I found out Randy had decided to publish a “How To” book on writing using the Snowflake … Continue reading »

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Heather Day Gilbert Interviews the Character Thomas Spencer from Her New Novel MIRANDA WARNING

Today, I’m interviewing Thomas Spencer, a lawyer at Meredith and Jenkins, LLP. He and his wife, Tess, have been married for just about two years now and live in the small town of Buckneck, West Virginia. Tess is spending a lot of time sleuthing these days, and I wanted to check in with Thomas about … Continue reading »

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To Build a Better Bookstore

As I watch the hub-bub surrounding the Amazon-Hachette dispute, and I read tales of publisher price-fixing and retailers with missing “buy” buttons for certain books produced by certain publishers, I get a little queasy. I am reminded that selfishness exists in the world and the temptations that come with the all-out desire for power are … Continue reading »

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Nadine Brandes’ Editing Services

Connie here. A few years ago I began using the ACFW large critique loop in order polish my first manuscript. There, I met Nadine Brandes, a young woman whose critiques of my work I LOVED, and her own writing was extraordinary. Just recently we came into contact again and I discovered not only does she … Continue reading »

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The ONE Crucial Self-Publishing Tip You’d Rather Not Hear—By Heather Day Gilbert

  *See below, how you can enter to win a Smashword’s or Kindle coupon for Heather’s novel, God’s Daughter. * . . . When I thought about self-publishing tips I wanted to share, they all hinge around this: Don’t release your book too soon. You only get one chance to make your debut author impression. … Continue reading »

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