Category: Publishing

Okay. I promised an Indie Publishing Chronicles post every Thursday and I have succeeded mightily in failing you all. For that, I apologize. Life happens. But now, let’s get on with the shit. So, you want to know the first step that must be taken in order to enter into the world of Indie Publishing? [...]

“Men lie, women lie, numbers don’t.” – Jay-Z, “Reminder” This morning, I checked the sales stats for my two books GUESTLIST and KISSES FOR TATI. You know, just to see how well they were doing. Well, according to Amazon, the sales rank for KISSES FOR TATI was 280,613; GUESTLIST, which was released back in March, [...]

Because I am a piss poor blogger these days, I did not post this when I was supposed to. Ah well, life happens. But YESTERDAY, my new novelette KISSES FOR TATI officially released (despite Amazon selling it a couple weeks early). The book is about a young woman named Tati, natch, who lives under the [...]

As an indie author and publisher with two books under my belt (GUESTLIST and KISSES FOR TATI) and a third in December, I feel I’ve learned a thing or two about the wonderful world of self-publishing. Many people ask how I’ve done certain things, such as acquire distribution, design covers and interiors, and come up [...]

My Cocoasis sister and fellow writer Danielle Gilyot has just published her latest short story When the Bough Breaks in Specter Literary Magazine. Check out the excerpt below. Nadine took the money out of their savings account that morning without telling her boyfriend. 300 dollars. Gabe would have a fit. Half-running down Magazine Street because New [...]

Though I’ve posted sneak peeks here and there, Be Cool Books is finally, officially, releasing the cover and synopsis for Kisses for Tati, my forthcoming novelette. The book, which will be published on August 21 has a confirmed page count of 100 pages. The synopsis is as follows: Tati Corona lives a simple life. She [...]

Damn you, E.L. James. That’s right — we can blame the Fifty Shades of Grey author for this one. A handful of classics are getting sexed up worse than Anastasia Steele. According to The Hollywood Reporter, publisher Clandestine Classics is making all the sex hinted at in such classics as Jane Eyre, Pride & Prejudice, [...]

Last night — or, rather, early this morning — I worked on the mechanical for my forthcoming novelette Kisses for Tati. It only took a couple hours as evidenced by the simplicity of its design, which you can see above. I thought of using a photograph of angels embraced in a passionate kiss, but since that didn’t really fit [...]

Welp, I guess it’s time to go back to the well. One of my favorite contemporary authors, Lauren Weisberger, recently landed a deal to write Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns, a sequel to her bestselling 2003 novel, The Devil Wears Prada.  Check out some info from the press release: Eight years after saying goodbye to Runway, [...]

Hello, Dear Readers! Please enjoy this excerpt from The Life & Times of No One in Particular, the new novel by Jamie White. Several others were at the altar doing the same thing; only they were offering larger and more elaborate gifts. I listened for a little while to their prayers, enjoying the sounds of their voices all [...]