Monthly Archives: December 2012

In the process of reinventing myself, I found me!

December 31, 2012

I’m not really sure what motivated me to make drastic changes to myself. Was it seeing 60 in the horizon? My mom in Hospice care? Wanting to watch my kids and grandkids grow up? It could be the combination of all of them. I was never an outgoing social person and am still uncomfortable in […]

The elements of an effective book proposal – Overview

December 19, 2012

It amazes me that many prospective authors know little or nothing about how to write a book proposal. This blog provides an overview of the elements of what a book proposal contains. Future postings will go into more depth about the various elements. A book proposal contains the following: Query Letter (cover letter or email […]

How did I end up involved with a publishing company?

December 12, 2012

It all started a year ago. My husband Vern Jones was just finishing up the book he was writing, The Non-Religious Christian — Finding Faith Outside the Church, a project he had been working on since the day we met, seventeen years ago. He sent his book to many publishing companies and heard back from […]

Best kept secret of successful authors

December 11, 2012

Dan Poynter, author of The Self-Publishing Manual which he first published in 1979, famously wrote that bookstores are the worst place to sell a book. Now in its sixteenth edition, to date Poynter’s book has sold hundreds of thousand copies. His advice to authors is well-founded. Truth be told, other than selling books on consignment […]