• Praise to Medusa

    by  • October 3, 2016

    Praise to THIS Medusa Beautiful, shining steel and fire. Reflective silver in the hot sun. Glistening in the heat of fire. Fire! Her snake hair shoots fire! And it’s so hot you have to step away from her gleaming form. Who made you, beautiful creature, and why? Official title: Medusa Madness. by: Reared In Steel, LLC from: Petaluma,...

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    The greatest challenge in publishing

    by  • April 18, 2016

    You might think money is the biggest challenge you’ll face when publishing a book.  Some people say marketing is the biggest hurdle you’ll face in publishing; even with a large budget, it can be difficult getting people to notice your book. But I say there is something even harder than having enough money to publish...

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    A website disaster during book launch

    by  • November 20, 2014

    Several weeks ago I got a notice from Avahost, the company that hosts this website. Their server had failed so my website had been moved to a different server. That meant the DNS number had changed, so we needed to make sure everything was “pointing to the new server”. Huh? I am a word...

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    How to drive your author insane

    by  • September 24, 2013 • 2 Comments

      To drive your author insane, all you need to do is keep sending revision notes over and over for at least one year. After a year has passed, tell her she is “so close” to be finished, if only she’d “go deeper.” This will cause your author to scream, cry, doubt she can...

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    Medusa’s Muse Book Winner of 2013 Global Ebook Awards

    by  • August 30, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The very first book Medusa’s Muse published has won the Gold in the Global Ebooks Awards Contest: Traveling Blind: Life Lessons from Unlikely Teachers, by Laura Fogg. Congratulations Laura, you wrote a wonderful and inspiring book. And congratulations Jane and Rick, my intrepid staff, who like me had never published a book before, but...

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    Tax Preparation for Writers

    by  • January 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    This morning I saw a young man dressed in a long green toga wearing a a statue of liberty hat and holding a sign for Liberty Tax.  That can mean only one thing: it’s tax time. It’s the wonderful time of year when we all whimper at the pile of paperwork and forms demanding...

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    Seeking Submissions about Misfit Kids

    by  • December 6, 2012 • 1 Comment

    Zilpha Keatley Snyder was my very first muse. After I read The Changeling in the fifth grade, I was transformed. It felt like she wrote that book for me. She understood my freaky, depressive, glue-eater soul and made me think I wasn’t the only stringy haired odd ball in the world. Maybe there were...

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    Ebook Presentation by Brian Felsen of Book Baby

    by  • June 10, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Saturday I drove to San Rafael for an afternoon lecture on ebooks by Brain Felsen of Book Baby, hosted by BAIPA (Bay Area Independent Publisher’s Association). It was well worth the two hour drive. I was hesitant about going because I didn’t know if this would be just a sales pitch about how wonderful...

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