Ask me anything about publishing (please!)

Ask me anything about publishing (please!)

This weekend I’m attending the Willamette Writer’s conference in Portland, Oregon. There are a whole bunch of great writers who are beginning to think about publishing, and they are asking a lot of questions. I know a lot about publishing but I don’t often address the more common or basic stuff (how to set up The 3 secrets...

Save a lot of money on book marketing

I’m speaking at a book marketing event in Cleveland on Sept. 8th, along with Johnny B. Truant (of “Write, Publish, Repeat.”) Jim Kukral, the organizer and founder of Author Marketing Club, is letting me offer friends a discount code for $49 off the conference – plus lifetime membership to Author Marketing Club (a $295...

Why I shared a rap (despite being terrified of video).

I scouted out Tattoo parlors today, determined to get a tattoo and catch up in the Unconventional Race (a scavenger hunt activity) but ran out of time before the Portland Spirit Cruise. I was going to post a long, brilliant, witty and insightful post about taking big risks, always choosing to participate, and why getting The 3 secrets to...

10 catastrophic blogging mistakes that I’m still making (and brilliant advice from the experts on how to fix them)

10 catastrophic blogging mistakes that I’m still making (and brilliant advice from the experts on how to fix them)

Recently this blog wandered into uncharted territory. I thought I knew something about blogging from a handful of earlier blogging failures. I had a plan and knew a lot about how to do things the right way, some of which I’ve implemented into Creativindie. But because it’s not my main business or a source of The 3 secrets to book...

What to do when your email list is worthless (bridging the gap between your hobby and your business).

What to do when your email list is worthless (bridging the gap between your hobby and your business).

I’m up to almost 10,000 signups on my email list – that’s a hefty amount, worthy of celebration. Except that, using MailChimp, I’m paying $80 a month, or $960 a year. I only send emails once a month or so, when I’ve finished some big project worthy of sharing or have a new book out. The 3 secrets to book...

Unofficial WDS 2014 Schedule (plus 10 more things to do in Portland)

Unofficial WDS 2014 Schedule (plus 10 more things to do in Portland)

This weekend Portland will be taken over by around 3000 people leading unconventional lifestyles for the 4th annual World Domination Summit. If you’re attending, you may want to read my 8 Tips on Preparing for WDS. The official WDS website has lots of information about the schedule, activities and meetup, but my guess is more The 3...