Losing money (and books) on promoting your book

SafeInYourHead040313  As many of you who published with small, independent presses know, the industry is shifting, and authors are expected to do much of their own promotions, at their own expense, for the books they publish, especially with independent and University presses, but recently with trade publishers as well. But here is what happens more … Continue reading Losing money (and books) on promoting your book

Everything That Matters I Learned From My Tennis Instructor

I’m severely astigmatic, which goes a long way in explaining those traumatic adolescent experiments in sports that my teachers put me through.  And I don’t mean just the usual traumatizing gym class so overplayed in teen movies, even though I had plenty of those teen-movie angst moments, like when my American peers thought to welcome … Continue reading Everything That Matters I Learned From My Tennis Instructor