Monthly Archives: March 2017


Four of the Five Major Publishers Have a Relationship with ASI, Inc. 2

Major publishers and ASI, Inc., (Author Solutions) sadly seem to go hand in hand. When I write about the pitfalls in this industry, and publishing seems to have as many wolves in sheep’s clothing as Carter’s has pills, my remarks generally aren’t wild ravings but tales based on my own […]


Bestselling Books of All Time

  The bestselling books of all time? Here’s a “loose list,” compiled on Wikipedia, of the top 100. It’s far from absolute, as THE DA VINCI CODE is almost universally ranked number-one in contemporary material for a single title. The sequence on this list, however, shows HARRY POTTER first and […]


Reedsy and Blurb–Problems with Editing Mills in General

With Reedsy and Blurb, the hits just keep on coming. Here’s another outfit bursting onto the scene to save the day for weary writers. Notice I didn’t say “wary,” but I’d rather have used that word. An outfit named “Reedsy” has launched a start-up. Much like Blurb’s “Dream Team” concept, […]


Successful Authors Choosing Disparate Routes

An issue I’ve discussed often during this past year was the various routes successful authors are now taking.  Some, like John Locke, have set up their own publishing companies.  I predict we’ll see a more of this trend next year and in years to come.  Some very successful self-published authors, […]


Mainstream Publisher Still the Best Path to Pursue

Seeking a mainstream publisher first continues to remain the best choice for most writers. And, yes, even with all the self-publishing options now available. One of the best articles I’ve read in a long time is by agent Howard Yoon on “How to Make a Bestselling Book.  I believe that […]