Dear Reader by Cathy Rentzenbrink – Editorial Review

The first thing to say is, Cathy Rentzenbrink is a true advocate of reading. This may be a personal memoir but the value and importance of books is to the forefront throughout. Indeed, for avid readers, and even for the not so avid, this book may be viewed as a reader’s treasure trove. The dialogue … More Dear Reader by Cathy Rentzenbrink – Editorial Review

NetGalley – What It Is and How It Works

NetGalley is a site where book reviewers and other professional readers may obtain and read books BEFORE they are published. The term ‘Professional Readers’ equates to bloggers, book reviewers, booksellers, educators, journalists, and librarians. The private, individual, reader should therefore not be put off, provided they do publish reviews (on, book retail pages, social media, … More NetGalley – What It Is and How It Works

Blog Tours – What They Are and How to Set One Up

In traditional publishing it used to be normal, and expected, authors would tour their home country and perhaps others, with news of their latest release. These tours comprised various public engagements in which the author would speak on: some topic from the book; their writing habits; where their inspiration came from; the writing life; etc. … More Blog Tours – What They Are and How to Set One Up

8 Editing Processes

Many authors, probably the majority, find the prospect of editing their own work frustrating and intimidating. Of course, if the resources are available, the best option is to employ a professional editor. Even then, authors should have undertaken some self-editing prior to despatching the manuscript. There are various elements to editing and it is important … More 8 Editing Processes

Arabesque: Dancing On the Edge in Los Angeles by Cherie Magnus

Arabesque is a memoir that depicts the author’s early years. In many ways it may be viewed as a coming-of-age account. One aspect arising almost immediately is Cherie’s passion for dance. A passion that developed early on. A passion that has never abated and continues to the present day. Indeed, for lover’s of dance in … More Arabesque: Dancing On the Edge in Los Angeles by Cherie Magnus

Smashwords Book Marketing Guide by Mark Coker

Marketing, no matter the business or person, is always a challenge. This is even more so for independent (indie) authors who, initially at least, have never been exposed to such a world. Consequently, anything that provides quality insight into it is very welcome. The author, Mark Coker, is the founder of Smashwords, a publishing and … More Smashwords Book Marketing Guide by Mark Coker