Thoughts on Digital Self-Publishing (DSP): Industry Shifts. You Should Too.
As Jenny the Bloggess recently pointed out, there are no “rules” for successful digital self-publishing. Many industries have a proverbial mailroom, a place where you “do your time” while learning the ropes and making connections, providing ambitious/determined/persistent/tenacious individuals a path to the job they actually want. Most professional creative arts don’t have anything as concrete as an actual mailroom – typically, your career begins with some manner of audition, upon which the industry either accepts you or it doesn’t, and if it doesn’t you have to decide whether to try again – but there have always been ways for new artists to boost their chances of breaking in. Musicians can move to Nashville and play coffeeshops. Stage actors can garner credits by working their way up through community theaters and small companies. Artists can gain exposure through local galleries and art shows. Read more...(2070 words, 4 images, estimated 8:17 mins reading time)
It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!
You never know when I might play a wild card on you!Read more...(3592 words, 3 images, estimated 14:22 mins reading time)
Destiny, Brandon, Chris, Michelle, and Sandra enter the town of Jasper Springs, Louisiana on their way to meet some important people out in Atlanta. They are here to stop and get some rest and refuel before continuing on. Read more...(696 words, 2 images, estimated 2:47 mins reading time)
Destiny is a 16 year old PIA agent. On her 16th birthday, a day normally relegated to getting your driver’s license. That did not happen. She lost her parents. Found out she had a twin sister, her best friend; and a brother, whom she’s never seen, that she remembers. Furthermore, she married her boyfriend, Chris Carpenter. During that same day she learned that she is an angelic slayer born human with ties to the memories of her maternal ancestors. Read more...(1232 words, 2 images, estimated 4:56 mins reading time)
The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs! Read more...(329 words, 3 images, estimated 1:19 mins reading time)
Title: Winter in Full Bloom Author: Anita Higman Publisher:River North Publication Date: July 19,2013 Page Count: 304 Where I got it: Litfuse for Blog Tour Where you can get it: Amazon How much: List Price 14.99 Format I read it in: Paperback
“People of the Field, of the Cave, of the Forest, and of the Mountain, and all the places and habitats in between, our race is able to gather here tonight because in time past we found that we were not the warden of the Earth, but the Earth was our warden, our sustainer, our parent…”
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Millions have already died, and thousands more are perishing daily. As a last ditch effort to preserve the human race, the government implements Project ELE. With the earth heating at rapid speeds, all remaining survivors are forced to turn to F.E.M.A. shelters to wait out ELE’s wrath.
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When Cepheus, a dark god, forces seventeen-year-old Ally Ashworth off an isolated overlook, she has no idea she’s falling into his world, or that the necklace she’s wearing is actually a key – one with the power to ignite the next world war. But she’s carried beyond his reach and into the one place where he’s powerless … the forest of Gilgamesh.
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