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  • Going for it!! by Neil D Ostroff 12/13/2011 8:35:28 AM
    My brother sent me an article the other day that inspired me beyond belief. Iíll attach it at the end of this post. Basically, itís the story of a self-published success. I know, I know, Iíve read a thousand of them, also. But this one struck me diff... more

  • Love the interview! by Neil D Ostroff 12/10/2011 8:39:39 AM
    Been doing the interview thing a lot lately and I think itís starting to pay off. Not only does my name come up more often in search engines but Iím noticing visits to my blog and website are increasing. Of course, this could also be the result of my... more

  • too wordy? by J C Howard 11/21/2011 1:46:07 PM
    What is a Good word count on Authorsden...for a Short Story? ... more

  • Greatest feeling ever! by Neil D Ostroff 11/21/2011 11:41:44 AM
    Got a new book coming out next week and I must say itís a great feeling. Not because I finished another book, but because I finished a book that I started writing in 1997. As I slowly weed through more than two decades of manuscripts, thereís a certa... more

  • Sales are strange! by Neil D Ostroff 11/19/2011 9:15:29 AM
    I applaud Kindle and the new digital revolution for allowing me to publish and sell my books. Iíve spent the better part of the last twenty years writing non-stop and have accrued quite a collection. Like a diligent author, I market and promote heavi... more

  • New Interview! by Neil D Ostroff 11/17/2011 12:30:52 PM
    Please check out my latest interview. ... more

  • FREE edits and critiques! by Neil D Ostroff 11/15/2011 9:03:43 AM
    A few weeks ago I gave my list of free marketing/promo/writers sites that all authors should be on. And I got a great response. Thanks for all the thanks. Now, I want to share those sites that are dedicated to helping writers hone their craft. These ... more

  • Writing and fishing by Neil D Ostroff 11/5/2011 11:16:37 AM
    Iím sitting on the dock this morning, my fishing rod baited with a shrimp and hoping to catch some lunch when a strange thought occurred to me. Fishing and becoming a successful author are similar activities. Except when youíre fishing, you use bait ... more

  • Environment and inspiration by Neil D Ostroff 11/3/2011 11:34:45 AM
    As readers of my blog know, I am currently on vacation in the Florida Keys while my step-kids are at our house up north. The Keys is and was home to many famous artists and writers including its most notable resident, Earnest Hemmingway. Hemmingway l... more

  • What Else Do They Put In It? by Walt Hardester 10/25/2011 5:34:24 PM "The Big Tobacco companies are deeply engaged in enhancing the effects of nicotine through the use of other chemical elements such as ammonia. T... more

  • Never Judge a Book By It's Cover by Jaimie Hope 10/19/2011 5:01:47 PM
    Do you purchase books based on the picture on the cover? How often do the pictures match the plot of the book? Did you ever wonder why? Here is my explanation of why it's so for my new e-book, When You Come Back to Me Again.... more

  • Hated Indie authors by Neil D Ostroff 10/14/2011 6:49:46 AM
    Once again, Iíve made the cardinal sin of trying to market my books on forums and threads, and once again, a bunch of people are sending me nasty replies. Which is fine if these forums and threads had a policy of no author marketing, but they donít. ... more

  • How long does it take to write a book? by Neil D Ostroff 10/12/2011 10:49:28 AM
    Iíve been wondering how long it really takes for an author to write a book. Iím not talking about a first draft, Iím talking about the point where an author says ďdone!Ē and then sends it off to the publisher or agent. For me, it usually takes about ... more

  • Spooky times ahead by Neil D Ostroff 10/10/2011 10:34:17 AM
    Tis the season to be spooky. That said, AFTER is now half price for the Halloween season. Many of you read my article on pricing and I received many comments both good and bad about lowering the price of my books and the perceived worth of the materi... more

  • My iPad needed a screen protector by Audrey Coatesworth 10/10/2011 7:17:29 AM
    Though I bought an iPad cover,I still felt that I would be happier if the screen was covered by a screen protector. I found an excellent one. I share this information with whoever reads this blog - to save time and effort.... more

  • What price? by Neil D Ostroff 10/5/2011 10:39:44 AM
    In earlier posts, Iíve often said that I think the 99 cent price on Kindle books seem to cheapen the worth of the book. Now, Iím not reversing that conviction completely, but what I will say is that 99 cent books appear to be selling many more copies... more

  • My mistakes. by Neil D Ostroff 10/1/2011 7:20:26 AM
    My father always told me that it's okay to make mistakes, it's how you learn. Well, I'm about to tell you the mistakes I've learned while marketing and promoting my books so that you don't have to go through the same things when you market and promot... more

  • Getting an agent. by Neil D Ostroff 9/22/2011 9:00:30 AM
    The year is 2005 and I just signed with my agent at Fineprint Literary. I was full of hope and excitement and dreams of hitting it big. Unfortunately, three and a half years later we ended our contract. Now, with six books available for sale and anot... more

  • outside mainstream by Neil D Ostroff 9/16/2011 10:39:33 AM
    Yeah, I had a top agent once; Gary Heidt at Signature Lit. Yeah, at one time I was also signed to one of the best agencies in NY; Fineprint Lit. Yeah, I got phone calls that editors wanted to buy my books. Yeah, you guessed it, they all fell through ... more

  • A Few Hundred Thousand More... by Leslie P Garcia 9/13/2011 4:16:21 PM
    "...mortal man must walk with dread."--LPG Or, this, and some shameless self-promotion.... more

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