When I received the call from my muse to write my first book, I was thrilled. When the follow-up call came to publish the book, I stopped short. Because I'm all about tree love. Sustainability is important to me. And the publishing industry has an opportunity to put practices in place that safeguard our beautiful … Continue reading 3 Ways to Lessen your Publishing Footprint
I received a message from a writer who wanted to talk about publishing. She had received a quote from a publisher (there is a lot to navigate in today's world of publishing in terms of the word publisher). A popular publishing category has grown in the market and it's what is termed hybrid publishing. This … Continue reading The Four-Thousand-Dollar Question
A client forwarded her question to me today about how to go about getting her book into Chapters/Indigo. Great question. One I had myself not too long ago. Here's what I know. Contact the Chapters/Indigo local author rep responsible for your area. They will ask you about your published book and if it is a … Continue reading How to get your book into Chapters/Indigo
I just spoke with a client who is preparing her manuscript for publishing. When the energy wave comes, you surf it. Even when it comes in the middle of summer. When your kids are out of school. My client is working to balance getting the book out this fall and spending quality summer fun time … Continue reading Work from home/life balance
As a writing teacher and freelance editor, I’m expected to abide by and teach the rules of “proper” written communication. Well … which ones? And, who made those rules anyway? I imagine a small group of wizened representatives of the patriarchy huddled around a substantial oak table in a dusty library like one you might … Continue reading Arbitrary Rules
Writing class is in session. When I coach writers in self-publishing, one of the areas in which I suggest they invest money is professional editing. Of course. Remember though, YOU are the writer. The editor will hopefully catch everything that needs attention but it is up to you to incorporate those edits into your manuscript. … Continue reading You’re the Writer
I hadn't intended to write and publish Nourish: Ayurveda-inspired 21-day Detox last year. I was walking with a friend by the Bow River and she asked what projects I had on the go. Nourish had been bouncing around in my brain that morning — bits and bobs of information that wanted to appear in book … Continue reading How I almost killed my indie-published book sales.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton Welcome to your writing/self-publishing journey. We are honoured to walk this road alongside you. While it can feel like a bumpy path to navigate, a good traveling companion always makes the journey easier. We've walked this road before and we understand … Continue reading The Journey Begins