As an author, since Gutenberg got busy, there has never been a harder time to find a publisher. Maybe you know this. Maybe you've been shopping a book around. Traditional publishers are no longer traditional. They take fewer risks, offer fewer services, and often their "advances" are made back by requiring authors to buy copies… Continue reading It’s Scary Out There!
As a habit, I ask people if A) They are readers, and B) Fiction or Non-Fiction? Invariably, of the readers (about 33% claim to be) children are fiction readers, women are predominately fiction with a dose of non-fiction, and most men are non-fiction. Yet, demographically, married men don't buy the books, their wives do. The… Continue reading Fiction vs Non-Fiction
There's no snow here in Florida, but Christmas remains a magical time of the year. I have delicious memories of running downstairs to a room full of presents. Lots of socks and underwear, lots of candy, lots of toys of dubious quality, and books. My parents, readers themselves, knew of my love for the written… Continue reading So This is Christmas…
I first read So Many Mountains... Which Ones to Climb? What Really Matters in Church Life a few months ago, straight out of Aron's hands. Let me tell you what struck me about this book: So many things Aron shared about his first steps in Christianity were like reading my own biography. There was an immediate… Continue reading Aron Osborne Raising us to New Heights!
Vanity Press is a term for alternative publishing that preys on desperate authors. We're not that. Vanity Press takes anyone who will pay them. We take overlooked, fantastic authors. We help people with potential and turn away people who haven't yet mastered their craft. Vanity Press charges so much you'll never make your money back.… Continue reading Defining Vanity Press and Why We aren’t One