May was a very spectacular, very busy month! So busy that I haven’t been able to get to this until now. While I didn’t do a lot in the way of writing or translating, I did make massive progress in other areas, and even managed to release a new book in between! June is thusContinue reading “Plans for June”
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!!! Book Release: ‘Knights of Aralia Book II’ !!!
This morning I am thrilled to announce the official release of the next book in my latest series: Knights of Aralia Book II: Evil Rising! For those of you who have pre-ordered already, my sincerest thanks, and I truly hope you enjoy this, the first book I ever drafted with the intent to publish someContinue reading “!!! Book Release: ‘Knights of Aralia Book II’ !!!”
Plans for May
April was a month that started with great promise, but somewhere in the middle things got rather disorganized, and I was never able to get them put back together again. Even so, I looked over most of my proof of the next book and made a modicum of progress on translations as well. This monthContinue reading “Plans for May”
Writing Anthropomorphic Fiction
Anthropomorphic fiction is a genre that many writers have explored over the millennia, myself included. Writing with your main characters as animals rather than people can be an interesting, and in some ways even liberating, experience. However, with freedom comes responsibility, and thus there are certain rules that one must follow in order to writeContinue reading “Writing Anthropomorphic Fiction”
Plans for April
March was a very full, fairly productive month. It saw the semi-final review of my next book, Knights of Aralia Book II: Evil Rising (slated to go on pre-order sometime this month), as well as the continuation of my several translation projects. April looks to have great prospects. In addition to continuing the above projects,Continue reading “Plans for April”
Spring Reading Sale!
Happy first day of spring, all! In an attempt to clear out some older stock, Ash Tree Media has decided to host a spring reading sale from now through April 1st. During this period, all my e-books will be 50% OFF with select retailers! In addition, all print books bought directly through this or myContinue reading “Spring Reading Sale!”
Marketing Matters: Book Reviews
Book reviews are one of many marketing tools available to authors and publishers. A glowing review from a recognized source can really work wonders for your book’s reputation, while a well-circulated negative review can just about ruin your chances of success. But regardless of whether a review is positive, negative, or somewhere in between, thereContinue reading “Marketing Matters: Book Reviews”
Writing Readable Nonfiction
Writing nonfiction is an art form unto itself, as I mentioned in a previous post on the subject, However, while that post was concerned primarily with the fundamentals of writing nonfiction, this one is concerned with another important aspect: making sure that the nonfiction you write is actually readable.
The business side of things is an aspect that many creative types like to ignore or minimize as much as possible. And this is fine if you just want to write as a sideline or a hobby and aren’t at all interested in making a full-time career of it. But what if writing as aContinue reading “Writing Professionally”
Translating Your Work
One way to potentially expand your audience is to offer your work in more than one language. This is especially true if you have extensive distribution networks in countries and regions where a given foreign language predominates. I made a post on translating some time ago, but the emphasis of this post is how toContinue reading “Translating Your Work”