Tag Archives: publishing

UPDATE ON MY “JUST DO IT!” BOOK

Today’s posting is about writing. If you are more interested in Mr. Rogers, I suggest you read Ron’s Omnibus. There’s a good piece there about the new Mr. Rogers documentary. Just look for the Ron’s Omnibus ad in the right-hand … Continue reading

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SO YOU WANNA SELF-PUBLISH A BOOK –HOLD THAT THOUGHT!

As most of you know—and one quick glance at my blog will tell you—I am an author and publisher of books. No secret there. Most of you also know that I am self-published. The trendy, more sophisticated calling card reads … Continue reading

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MOM WOULD BE PROUD

Finally! My mother’s book is finished. It’s been over a year in the making—the longest I’ve worked on a book—and I didn’t write it! It’s a collection of her writings, most of which she penned in the 1960’s. They have … Continue reading

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ONE MORE TIME!

I bet you’ve done this: you come across a box or album full of years’ old photographs and you are immediately captured. Whatever you were doing at the time, stops…and there you sit, sifting through one picture at a time … Continue reading

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BOOKS & BASEBALL…ON BEING SELECTED

When you get involved with social media you leave yourself open to being bombarded with a gazillion opinions, viewpoints, judgments and idle thinking.  Lots of it is brilliant; lots of it is God-awful stupid.  There are many, many wannabe writers … Continue reading

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LOOKING FOR CENTURY-OLD PEOPLE

  We interrupt this blog to bring you a special announcement!  Actually, I have two announcements and then we’ll get back to blog central tomorrow or Wednesday at the latest. I am working on two projects right now and I … Continue reading

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THE LAST GREAT D.I.Y. PROJECT

I have been very busy, hence the unusual lag in my updating the blog. I’ve been doing three separate things for the most part: putting my next book together, cleaning and painting the garage, and hurting like never before. First, I’m … Continue reading

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HOLY CRAP…NOT ANOTHER “OOPS!”

Last week I attended a workshop on book marketing during which someone asked the group if they knew anyone who had ever published a totally mistake-free book.  Well, I certainly was not one to jump out of my seat and … Continue reading

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BUT WHO’S COUNTING? …I AM!

This posting is number 350. I’ve been doing this blog for three years now and it is just as much a puzzlement to me today as it was when I first started back in November 2012. Then, my motivation for … Continue reading

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GOOD REVIEW, GOOD RANKING, BUT NO AWARD….AGAIN!

Well, I already did “close but no cigar” a few postings back. The only other cliché I can think of is gender specific but I guess the implied thought is neutral so here goes: Always a bride’s maid and never … Continue reading

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