Posts with the Category of: Writing Business

So You’re Ready to Sell Your Book… Now What?!


It’s an exciting time when you are ready to share your book with the world – but it can be daunting to know how to begin. Following are a few tips to get started: 1. First, be cautious about giving the book away. It sound like a good thing, but people – especially friends and […]

Does My Book Need a Barcode?


It’s been over 20 years since President George Bush emerged from a supermarket trade show amazed by barcode technology. Although new at the time, barcodes are so commonplace now that everything has them – including self-published books! They are easy to get, and a requirement for bookstore sales. Your barcode can be obtained from Bowker […]

Miami Book Fair An Unlikely Success Story

Miami Book Fair International Ribbon Cutting

In 1984, Eduardo Padron, President of Miami Dade College and Mitchell Kaplan, owner of an independent bookstore sought to put Miami on the literary map by launching a book fair there. The idea seemed lofty, and the section of town where it was to be held was best described as unsavory. But the pair remained […]

The Agent Quest

Fandango by Beth Lowell

A Kitchen Table Writer asked me about how to get an agent.  Here is my response: You never pay an agent. They get paid after they have sold your book.  There are some good listings of agents that you can search by category that might help you make a list for submission. This becomes a […]