Category: With Success

Writers’ Block: The Symptoms and the Cure

The other day I had a writing deadline. I wrote a lead. Deleted it. Wrote another. Deleted it. Played some solitaire. Checked my email. Wrote a third lead. Deleted it. Got a snack. Wrote a fourth lead. I was suffering from that dread disease, Writer’s Block. If you haven’t experienced Writer’s Block, you just haven’t been writing long enough. Believe me, it will happen to you.

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Make It Happen

When I published my first novel Deadly Portfolio: A Killing in Hedge Funds, I thought that I could make the book happen—become a big seller, harvest scores of glowing reviews, and find the world had come knocking. Some of that has come true.

The reviews have been consistently enthusiastic. I have been invited to radio and pod-cast interviews and to contribute to the web sites of others. My own web site has reaped dozens of positive comments. I thought that I was on the right track. I thought that I was making it happen. Sales of the book have been steady, but despite all of this positive activity, the numbers have fallen short of impressive.

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What It Means to Have Style

When it comes to an author’s writing, style can only mean one of two things—one can be learned; the other, which is far more elusive, must be honed. And really, so we’re clear: it’s the latter that’s also tricky, fleeting, and artful; it’s the latter that’s about taking chances and creating narrative prose that has a life of its own.

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Do You Have What it Takes to Be Published?

It is every writer’s dream to see his or her book in the front window of the local bookstore. It is fun to imagine tall, colorful stacks of your books surrounded by throngs of curious readers flipping through the pages while others rush to the cash register with their copy.

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How to Market Your Book on Pinterest

I may be new to the publishing world, but if there’s one thing I’m an “old” pro at, it’s Pinterest. At Infinity Publishing, we believe book marketing is the cornerstone to a book’s success and Pinterest is a great way to increase your book’s exposure to readers. Pinterest is an online pinboard, a wonderful way of sharing, saving, and categorizing images onto themed boards (or groups of pins). I’ve got to warn you, it’s addicting.

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Top 10 Reasons to Use a Ghostwriter

Ghostwriting is a very common practice with busy professionals, celebrities and speakers. If you knew how many bestselling books were actually ghostwritten, it might surprise you. If you’re considering publishing and just don’t have the time to write and still want to have the book written in “your voice” hiring a ghostwriter may be your answer. So what are the top 10 reasons to hire a ghostwriter?

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Former TV News Reporter Turned Author, Talks About Being on the Other Side

As a former TV news reporter and current radio talk show host, I have a whole new appreciation for how much work authors go through to get their books out to the masses. For years, I have been on the media side of things and the one holding the microphone asking an aspiring or famous author questions about his or her novel. Back then, I didn’t know, it would be me one day seeking the media’s attention, as a new author.

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