Category Archives: self-publishing

Meet the Author

For our followers in the Philadelphia area, please consider taking an hour out of your day to meet Zoe (M.Z. Fairtlough), one of our Nine Mile Writers. She’ll be signing copies of her book Love, War and Ice Cream at the Barnes & … Continue reading

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#5 Scribbling Chronicles

The Cost of a Bad Price The first thing I found out after my book was published was that it was too expensive. Bottom line, price matters. It signals not only what type of book it is, but also what … Continue reading

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#3 Scribbling Chronicles

Secrets At this point in our relationship, a confession is due. I have a guilty secret shared only with select understanding friends. Spreadsheets turn me on. Excel spreadsheets are my particular fetish, with their sexy grids and sinuous ability to … Continue reading

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#2 Scribbling Chronicles

Two midwives All in all, it took me about a year to write Love, War and Ice Cream. Now that I’m lucky if I have an hour’s stretch to sit and type, it doesn’t seem possible that I could do so … Continue reading

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#1 Scribbling Chronicles

Unlikely beginnings I never meant to write the book. Certainly, Love, War and Ice Cream didn’t start out with a story or character or setting or dialogue or anything like that. My dad just asked me to sort out a box … Continue reading

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What’s your log-line??

Writing a novel is a huge endeavour. Work, work, work, work, work. And worse, when the novel is done, there’s the whole new challenge of attempting to sell it. Who sells well? Salesmen. And not because they are soulful, thoughtful, … Continue reading

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Brave New World

‘The great thing about e-publishing is that anyone can get published. The bad thing? Yep. Anyone can get published.’ That’s a quote from Bookus Publishing, a new venture aimed at helping quality authors get their books noticed. The idea is … Continue reading

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