Category: For Authors

Books for a Better World

The results of the 2012 Nautilus Awards are in, and it’s no surprise that many of the finalists have been featured on NCReview and interviewed by Miriam Knight on NCRadio during the past year. Our congratulations to all of the winners, with a special nod to those we’ve had the pleasure of talking with directly, […]


Global e-book Awards -April 30th Deadline

Dan Poynter, the author, consultant, publisher, professional speaker and parachute designer has written more than 130 books, many reports, and more than 800 magazine articles since 1969, most of them on book publishing. His publishing company, called Para Publishing, has established the Global EBook Awards. The deadline for entries is April 30th. Click here for […]


New World Library – Worth a Visit

Started on a shoestring thirty-five years ago by Marc Allen and Shakti Gawain, New World Library today is one of the key players in the new consciousness publishing arena. They published some of the most important books of the conscious awakening, including The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra, which sold more than […]


The 10 WORST Times to Hire a Marketing Consultant

Is there a right and wrong time to hire a marketing consultant? Author and ethical marketing consultant Lynn Serafinn believes so. Today Lynn shares 10 criteria that can help you avoid making a disastrous business decision. Recently I’ve been getting a lot of requests for consultations from potential clients, and I have to admit I’ve […]


New Multimedia Authoring Platform

Inkling Previews Habitat and Inkling Content Display Platform By Calvin Reid, Publishers Weekly After debuting the service in beta at last year’s Tools of Change Conference, Inkling CEO Matt MacInnis returned to New York to publicly relaunch Inkling Habitat, a free multimedia authoring platform, designed to allow publishers to create multimedia-enriched digital content and distribute […]


Going Public – What All Authors Fear When Getting Ready to Publish

What holds so many creative individuals back from going public? Author, coach and book marketer Lynn Serafinn reveals the top 5 fears every writer faces when leaping out of the safety zone of anonymity and into the public eye. I’ve worked professionally with creatives for more than four decades, as a teacher, mentor, coach and […]


Content Creation Technology…

In other words, computers that write books. Yikes! “Patented Book Writing System Creates, Sells Hundreds Of Thousands Of Books On Amazon” From SingularityHub.com : “Philip M. Parker, Professor of Marketing at INSEAD Business School, has had a side project for over 10 years. He’s created a computer system that can write books about specific subjects […]


Comic Book or Graphic Novel?

Apparently you really can do anything with words and pictures. Cartoonist or writer? Comic book or graphic novel? Drawing or visual creative writing? There’s a hybrid of comic books—or novels, depending on your POV—created by literary artists, which resides both in the comic books section and alongside literary works, that resists definition. The distinction from […]


IPPY Book Awards

Early bird entry deadline is October 13th. 17th ANNUAL AWARDS –  5 DAYS LEFT TO ENTER AND SAVE Enter by October 13th for early-bird entry fee of $75 “Recognizing Excellence in Independent Publishing” World’s Largest Book Awards contest, for indies only 75 National Categories – 22 Regional Categories, now including Australia/New Zealand – 10 E-Book […]