The Devil’s Backbone


IPPY Winner, THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE, by James Babb

IPPY Winner–THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE, by client James Babb!  Nothing gives me greater joy than touting the success of a client’s work. In this instance “work” should be “works,” since James Babb’s THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE and THE DEVIL’S TRAP are both finalists for the Next Generation Indie Award in Juvenile Fiction. […]


Arkansas Historical Society Honors James Babb

I’m immensely happy to once again praise client James Babb, who recently accepted an award for excellence presented by The Arkansas Historical Society for his novel THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE. James was particularly pleased with this honor because it validated that his story was indeed historically accurate. James has not had […]


Self-Publishing Successes and a Marketing Idea or Two

If a self-published book can acquire a following, it has proven that it is marketable.  How marketable of course is dictated by actual sales numbers, and these are going to be based almost entirely on the aggressiveness of the author related to his or her commitment to the story.  As […]


Good Stories Sell Books Regardless of the Medium

Longtime Newsletter subscriber and client James Babb recently received an order for 180 copies of THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE from a single school in Arkansas! At present, 4,000 copies of his book are in the hands of his avid fans. Another client, Mike Hartner, has compiled his totals for I, WALTER, […]