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Joy! The Process of Publishing My Weird Indie Project

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This update of My Weird Indie Publishing Project is a follow-up to the “Preface” of the book published here earlier (“How I Wrote My Memoir”). It is a status report about the awakening process that is happening while I go … Continue reading


About the Book Launch

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About the Book Launch addresses the five W’s about this insider term for Indies and their readers…

I vowed never again to write a book until I learned how to market one. I spent months reading books about other people’s success and how they did it. The topic that appeared most in my reading was “The Book Launch.”

I’m definitely doing one for my next book and you can even be a part of it! Continue reading


Book Poll: And the winner is…

Book cover poll: what if you held a party and no one came? Indies: see my note to you below. Continue reading


Weird Indy’s Timeline: Draft to Launch

This tenth post in My Weird indie Publishing Project is a checklist I created so I could choose — from all the steps I must take from draft to launch — what I wanted to do based on how I felt at the time. Continue reading


The Big WHY in editing Memoirs

#9 in “Weird Indie Publishing series:
While the author should be able to answer “Why am I writing this” for any book she writes, it’s especially true for the memoir written by someone who isn’t famous. Continue reading


Find Your Editor

Editors not only specialize in different kinds of editing–developmental on one extreme and proof-reading on the other–but they also differ in the way they work with authors. In my limited experience (fourth book), I’ve had two editors for proof-reading (line editing) and they were like night and day. Continue reading


Take 2: Help, Please? Revised Title Poll

This is #4 in the “Weird Publishing Project” series. It’s time for me to choose a title. Will you help me? Continue reading


How I Wrote My Memoir

I decided to post the actual Preface from book 1 of that current project so you could see for yourself why the process of writing was so…weird. Continue reading


10 Lessons Learned: Beta Readers

In the first post about my Weird Publishing project, I explained why it was weird and stated that I would share my journey here so authors could benefit from my success or failure and what I learned by doing it.  … Continue reading


Weird Publishing Project: Beta Readers!

This post is about beta readers, and I’m posing as someone being interviewed, because I use them…differently. Continue reading