Book Publishing and Home Building

Book Publishing and Home Building

Putting out a book is like building a house—you need to start with good plans, and it takes a lot of work. And if you approach self-publishing with the amount of rigor it takes to build a house by focusing on the blueprints, hiring the right contractors, having...
Pro Tip: Don’t Call an Agent

Pro Tip: Don’t Call an Agent

Normally I use this blog to share relevant advice on writing and publishing and marketing and book sales, and today’s no different, just more fun: Don’t be like oddball genius Mark Baumer and call an agent and say anything like he does in this video: Mark...
Do You Need a Publishing Consultant?

Do You Need a Publishing Consultant?

  You might have seen three quotes on the front page of this website that seem counterintuitive to promoting myself as a publishing consultant. These are directed at people who are interested in self-publishing. The first one, from NPR’s On the Media, basically...
Why I Publish Books

Why I Publish Books

This spring I was a visiting writer at Savannah College of Art and Design. It was a great opportunity to meet with engaged writers and discuss subjects like how publishing works, challenges presented by (and against) conceptual writing, how you can push stories till...