Awesome Woman Maryan Pelland

Why I Haven’t Published My New Book at Kindle

I’m so excited to have finished my newest digital book, AWESOME WOMAN: INVENTING YOUR OWN FUTURE. This one has been a labor of love in the authoring, the illustrating, and the publishing. I’m proud of the book design, pleased with being able to share writing that comes from a life of experiences, and delighted to […]

Read more
print on demand create space

Simple Steps to Using Amazon’s Publish on Demand Create Space

If you’re a writer, author, ghostwriter who’s had enough of puzzling through the miasma of digital publishing options and needs a break, why not think about making a book avaialble in paper? No, really, print-on-demand with Amazon Create Space is quick, easy, and can be free if you don’t get carried away. You can use […]

Read more

Lucky Seven Ways to Increase Your Ghostwriting Income—Start Right Now

Clients, associates, and miscellaneous authors ask me how I make a full-time income as a ghostwriter/author consultant. I’m going to tell you some of my secrets. If you put them into diligent practise, you’ll increase the amount of work you have and, consequently, your income. Make sure you know what you’re doing. Study the industry. […]

Read more
Awesome Woman Maryan Pelland

Inspire Your Writing or Ghostwriting with Free Books by Women

I’m always looking for books to inspire my thinking or jumpstart an idea. My author clients ask me how they can overcome writers’ block (one way is to use my book 1001 Brilliant Ideas for Any Writer to Steal) or take their book authoring to the next level. Today I stumbled on a cool site […]

Read more
lelivro publishing

Authors: Sell Your Ebook Keep 85% Get Paid Immediately

Let’s take another look at LeLibro, the website/marketplace for independent digital authors and publishers. Lelivro.com is currently still in Beta testing. However, by visiting the site, authors and readers can request an invitation to participate. Last week I browsed LeLivro and loved what I saw—an uncomplicated, straight-forward ebook marketplace where authors are paid 85%, through […]

Read more

LeLivro—the Next Great Thing? Not If Their Contract Scares Writers and Authors

I just read a strong recommendation for a new website called LeLivro—a website that wants to change the way ebooks are vended—and I felt like I should be onboard. I browsed the site, did some research, and wrote to them asking for an interview. I love their idea: Writers and authors list their ebooks on […]

Read more
authors beware

Ghostwriters STOP Misdirecting Your Clients—Authors Beware

I just finished reading a newsletter from an organization that supports ghostwriters, and I was so shocked that I had to blog about what so looks like casually offhand advice to ghostwriters. Such advice can create serious issues for our burgeoning industry and send our credibility right down the toilet. There is a lot of such […]

Read more
Author solutions investigated

Author Solutions’ Publishing Practices Investigated

In our industry today it’s easy for authors and writers, whether experienced or not, to be taken extreme advantage of as they try to publish their hard-wrought work. One firm that keeps coming up in complaints and warnings across the board is known as AUTHOR SOLUTIONS and they may finally be sorted out and taken […]

Read more
editorial services

Sell Your Book: Get in Bed with a Professional Editor

Authors, writers, ghostwriters, and aspiring writers debate endlessly in communities, forums, and social media sites about editors. One author will say a professional editor is worth any price—you can’t publish without one. Another writer insists that self-editing is good enough. I’ll tell you this: I believe most self- or digitally-published authors are clueless about what […]

Read more
writers can be lazy

Advice from a Pro: Laziness Is the Secret to Writing Success

by Grant McDuling After years of writing for a living, I have found that the secret to writing success is laziness. That’s right, laziness produces results far in excess and out of all proportion to the amount of effort I would normally need to exert in the first place. You see, when I sat back recently […]

Read more