PubSmart 2014

Mid-April in Charleston, SC.  Like many others, I attended the first PubSmart conference “Emerging Authors, Emerging Avenues.”  There were some traditional editors and agents present but mostly this conference concentrated on self-publishing and what authors need to know (as well as any number of vendors happy to tell you what they could do for you).Pubsmart Panel3

I learned a lot.  I’ve been through the traditional publishing process in my work life (i.e., the one that pays the bills for now).  So I was familiar with the editing process, the length… Continue reading

e-Book? Beware!

Discounted books. Who can resist? Certainly not this reader. Although my Kindle is full of titles, a lot I haven’t had time to read, the email from Amazon, advertising its Kindle deal of the day, pulled me in. It advertised books by J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts) for $1.99.Nora+Roberts

Nora Roberts, under any name, is one of my favorite authors, so the prospect of buying her books at a discount had me hurrying to the site. I found so many choices that I stopped reading the synopses and chose two. About to check… Continue reading