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A Short History of Bookstores (and Why Authors Love Amazon)

Published on August 14, 2013 By Tim

It’s the best time in history to be a book buyer or a book author. For a bookstore owner, not so much. In fact it’s kind of a treat when you can find a bookstore now, especially an independent one. It’s something to be savored, like stumbling upon an independent music shop or a natural […]

Begging for Permission vs. Making Things Happen

Published on January 6, 2012 By Tim

Here’s the kind of success story most people will tell you can’t happen. “I launched my self-published book in the first week of September this year. In just over two months, I’ve landed some big publishing deals and a movie deal.” Yes, that self-published travel/love story from Torre DeRoche, now to be known as Love […]

Travel Writing 2.0 on the Nook Reader

Published on May 24, 2011 By Tim

I wasn’t so sure anything was going to be able to compete with the dominant Kindle when it came to the future of e-book readers, but apparently this Nook is for real. This article in the New York Times says that while the iPad is making techie men salivate, women who read books and magazines […]

Great Blogging Advice Book About to Go Up in Price

Published on May 6, 2011 By Tim

You may have noticed that there are still almost no ads on this blog, just a few buttons for books or services that are a good fit. If I think something will up your game and is worth the money, I’ll highlight it on here. If you buy it through me, your price is the […]

Everything You Should Know About Publishing a Book

Published on August 29, 2010 By Tim

I spend a fair amount of time in Travel Writing 2.0 discussing the dysfunctional and inefficient publishing system that authors have been working under for the past century or so and how it is crumbling before us as a viable earning option for most authors. I’ll be the first to admit when someone else has […]