Time to Say Goodbye to My Company Get After It, LLC. Here’s Why I Decided to Dissolve My Business

In early 2017, I had an idea: form a business to house all of the things I wanted to do. I’d be able to put all of my doings underneath it, and by forming an LLC, my liability would be limited to what was in the company. I did my research and in mid-2017, IContinue reading “Time to Say Goodbye to My Company Get After It, LLC. Here’s Why I Decided to Dissolve My Business”

How Do You Know If Something Is Actually Good?

Shortly after my book was published and released in paperback and eBook, I paid for two reviews from companies that assess books from independent authors. The first was BlueInk, a company I had met at an independent authors conference in 2017. The second was called Foreword/Clarion, which had a package deal with BlueInk. “Buy both,Continue reading “How Do You Know If Something Is Actually Good?”

My Thoughts on my First Editorial Book Review from BlueInk

A few days ago, I received my first official “editorial” review of my book, Get After It: Seven Inspirational Stories to Find Your Inner Strength When It Matters Most, from BlueInk Review, a review company based in Colorado. I met BlueInk representatives at the 2017 BookBaby Independent Authors Conference in Philadelphia. I had a bad tasteContinue reading “My Thoughts on my First Editorial Book Review from BlueInk”

Unique Items from Iraq, Afghanistan, the Military, and CIA… Up For Grabs!

Today, 17 September, is a really exciting day; it’s the day that my book, Get After It: Seven Inspirational Stories to Find Your Inner Strength When It Matters Most, ends its 28-day pre-release on Amazon and actually ships in paperback to those who purchased a copy. If you did, a sincere THANK YOU! To help spread theContinue reading “Unique Items from Iraq, Afghanistan, the Military, and CIA… Up For Grabs!”

The Four Major Takeaways I Learned from Writing My First Book

Now that my book, Get After It: Seven Inspirational Stories to Find Your Inner Strength When It Matters Most is published, I felt it was important to reflect on the major lessons I learned the process of writing the book and sharing them with everyone in the hope that they might make the same rightContinue reading “The Four Major Takeaways I Learned from Writing My First Book”

Here’s Why My Grandfather is on the Dedication Page of My Book

The dedication page is a book is an extremely important part of your book, editors, book reviewers, and others in the publishing business told me. That was the case, they said, because whenever you got discouraged about writing–whether it was writer’s block, lack of motivation, or competing priorities—you’d always be able to remember why youContinue reading “Here’s Why My Grandfather is on the Dedication Page of My Book”

Review of BookBaby self-publishing: fine overall but the editing was problematic

Writing a book was one of my life-long goals, and I was thrilled to have done so this year, when I published Get After It: Seven Inspirational Stories to Find Your Inner Strength When It Matters Most. I was even more excited to see it hit Amazon in eBook format on August 11th and thenContinue reading “Review of BookBaby self-publishing: fine overall but the editing was problematic”

Writing, Marketing, and Publishing Lessons I Learned from Attending BookBaby’s #IndieAuthorCon in Philly

From November 3rd through 5th, I attended BookBaby’s Independent Author Convention at the Sonesta Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. While I wasn’t blown away by the conference or its speakers, I gained useful insight into the book publishing process for independent authors, including marketing and publicity planning and perspectives on how and when and from whomContinue reading “Writing, Marketing, and Publishing Lessons I Learned from Attending BookBaby’s #IndieAuthorCon in Philly”