Author Archives: K. Reed
No matter how ready you think the story is, leave it for a month then go over it again. Have someone read it who isn’t necessarily a fan of the genre you write to ensure a captive audience. Make sure … Continue reading
In a post-apocalyptic world given the choice between 2 items, which would, or could, you choose? Toilet paper? or Water filters?
From Publisher’s Weekly: Total book sales fell 2.5% in 2011, to $27.2 billion…unit sales rose, however, up 3.4%, to 2.77 billion with the discrepancy due to higher sales of lower-priced e-books. The increase in the sale of e-books was the … Continue reading
How to Save Bookstores: The article actually lists 8, then there’s a 29 photo spread on various points, but I liked these 5 the best: Be dedicated to community outreach. Serve as a gathering place for creative events and social events. … Continue reading
Have toilet paper or soap? (I’d add a picture but I can’t find any royalty free ones!)
Sure, we all love free. Free is great, right? Except when it hurts others. You think pirating a book doesn’t hurt anyone? Wrong. Of all published authors in this world, about 1% of them make what Danielle Steel, Nora Roberts, … Continue reading
When I decided to self-publish Dark Inheritance: Fallen Empire, it wasn’t my first choice. I did my research, dutifully shopped my story around to several publishers all with the same response: We love your writing but we can’t market a book like … Continue reading
I don’t write Chinese romances, and probably never will. But I find the past fascinating, and this BBC pictorial slide show is a glimpse into China’s past. As it says in the beginning, most historical photographs were destroyed in General … Continue reading
This look at an alternate reality — where England is left in chaos after a plague has severely reduced the population — is complex and thought-provoking.