Self-Promotion: It’s Not About You

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

There’s a definite ick factor that comes with selling. It’s dirty and smarmy. And when the product you’re selling is yourself, the ickiness is a million times worse. Most of us were taught not to boast and brag. And as a woman, treading the line between “confident” and “vain” (or worse, “delusional”) can seem even dicier. Not to mention that every time we put ourselves out there, we risk experiencing rejection….


Behind the Cover for VINTAGE

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

One thing a lot of people don’t realize about book covers is that the author is usually pretty far removed from the process of designing it. There are some exceptions, of course. I imagine that authors who have a background in design or whose books feature their own art or photography might have a heavier hand in creating their covers. For most authors, though, the process of designing and choosing…