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It’s been said that a true writer will experience a multitude of dizzying highs and terrifying lows during the course of his or her lifetime. To make art, one must suffer whether mentally, spiritually, or monetarily to get the true juices-of-expression flowing.
I’ve been feeling a little down lately at the state of the publishing world and I know it’s shown in a few of my recent posts. I’ve been worried that the marketplace is over-saturated with…Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on October 25, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Just wanted to let everyone know that my award winning novella DROP OUT is on sale through Ereader News Today for just $0.99.
Read what Kindle Nation Daily called “the sleeper hit of the year” what Kindle Fire Department called, “riveting, touching, and deeply heartwarming, a book that will stay with you forever”, an Indie Book of the Day winner, 19 five star reviews from all over the world.…Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on October 23, 2013 at 12:13pm — No Comments
I could not help but notice the recent decision by several different ebook selling sites to block porn and hard core erotica titles, and remove all self-published books altogether in their zeal to clean out the catalog. Articles have said that it is akin to "throwing the baby out with the bathwater". Three sites have been cited in their public declarations: Amazon, Kobo, and WH Smith (UK). I have a few observations about the situation which bring into clarity the problems attendant with such…Continue
Added by Theresa M. Moore on October 21, 2013 at 3:33pm — No Comments
I have always loved stories. When I was a little kid my father asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. Without hesitation I happily replied, “A famous writer.” When I graduated high school and was applying to colleges my father asked me what I want to go to school for? I replied, “I want to be a famous writer.” To which he replied lovingly; “Better have a backup plan.” I spent four years majoring in psychology and philosophy.
When I graduated…Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on October 21, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Here is my full interview for my hometown magazine. There's a link to see the article on the site. It did result in a few extra sales. Thanks for reading.…Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on October 15, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
I’ve been a compulsive writer for nearly thirty years. I’ve published nine books and I’ve even won some literary awards. I’ve been interviewed by major newspapers and local magazines. I recognize that a real writer is supposed to create stories for the art itself, ignoring the fickle heart of the market place and corporate profits. I know all about papering my walls with rejection slips and the joy of selling that first copy of a new manuscript.…Continue
I just checked Amazon and my novel, DROP OUT http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005FX0K7U just received its nineteenth five-star review. Since publishing the book last year I’ve received hundreds of emails from readers all over the world telling me how the book has…Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on October 1, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
It used to be that an aspiring author would write a novel and then painstakingly send out SASE’s (remember them) hoping to land an agent. If the author did land an agent, then the author would hope for a publishing contract. If by miracle of miracles the agent actually sold the book, then eighteen months later it came out in the bookstore (remember those) and the author started doing a grueling schedule of signings hoping to recoup more money in sales than the advance…Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on September 27, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
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Added by MAXWELL KOBINA ACQUAH on September 27, 2013 at 4:32pm — No Comments
Read what Kindle Nation Daily called “the sleeper hit of the year” what Kindle Fire Department called, “riveting, touching, and deeply heartwarming, a book that will stay with you forever”, an Indie Book of the Day winner, 18-five star reviews from all over the world.
Added by Neil Ostroff on September 25, 2013 at 1:14pm — No Comments
After going to an Estate sale some time back I bought some vintage books. Most were cookbooks, some weren't. After going by the same house the day after the sale I stopped to see if the other books were bought. I was told no that they went into the dumpster that went to the land fill. Not all…Continue
Added by Martha A. Cheves on September 23, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Join host Virginia S Grenier on Mondays at 4pm eastern as she chats with authors about their recent releases.
On Monday September 23, 2013 guest author Patti Brassard Jefferson joins the show to talk about her picture book filled with silly answers for young children and lovers of all ages,…
Added by World of Ink Network on September 23, 2013 at 9:20am — No Comments
A writer’s life is like riding a rollercoaster. There are dizzying highs and terrifying lows. Some days are more productive on the creative end and some days on the marketing and promoting end. Today is a mixture of both.
On the creative end, I recently finished the third edit of my latest dystopian sci-fi. The book is about life on Earth fifty years after humans have driven off an invading alien force. The story includes…Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on September 22, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Blog Talk Radio’s featured World of Ink Network will air a special Book Corner show with hosts Marsha Casper Cook and Virginia S Grenier. They invite book lovers of all ages to come join this book launch event and chat with award-winning children’s author Donna McDine about her recently released chapter books, Hockey Agony and Powder Monkey published by Guardian Angel Publishing.
About the Author: Donna McDine is an award-winning children's author,…Continue
Added by World of Ink Network on September 22, 2013 at 10:23am — No Comments
So, I was looking at all the work I had done and did a study of the trend in cover designs, and changed some of my book covers to reflect a design without much distraction to the buyer. I hit on the idea of revising the series books with just the title, my author name, and a device of some kind which relates to the subject matter. So four of my books have been redesigned and will be available October 1 with the new covers in place, and one will be published with a new design. They are all…Continue
Added by Theresa M. Moore on September 15, 2013 at 2:15pm — No Comments
I'm pleased to announce that my romantic suspense novel, Ring of Lies, is being turned into an audiobook and should be available by Christmas!
Added by Victoria Howard on September 13, 2013 at 1:44pm — No Comments
Now that another September 11th has passed, we can all heave a collective sigh of relief that there has not been another major terrorist attack on American soil in the last twelve years. That doesn’t mean that those who were affected by September 11th aren’t still suffering.Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on September 12, 2013 at 5:21pm — No Comments
If you follow my blog you know I've recently acquired a rescue dog, part beagle, part ?. He is a good dog, friendly, gentle, and quiet; as I've mentioned before, a good writers dog. However, I have notice my writing productivity has nosedived since this animal entered my life. Is that a good thing?
The past twenty years I’ve spend nearly half my day, almost every day in front of my computer. I’ve published nine books and have sold thousands of copies. I’ve missed out on…Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on September 12, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
So, here it is the day before the twelfth anniversary of the worse terrorist attack on American soil ever and the second year since my novel DROP OUT was published. DROP OUT ( http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005FX0K7U ) examines the tragedy left behind for the survivors and how one man copes with his incredible loss. In honorarium, I do not market or promote this book on that date.
Added by Neil Ostroff on September 10, 2013 at 1:36pm — No Comments
DROP OUT http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005FX0K7U continues to pull in five star reviews from all over the world and I’m still getting an average of ten to fifteen emails a day…Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on September 3, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments