Navigating the Shark Infested Waters of Indie Publishing by Alexandrea Weis

I could think of no better way to celebrate Mardi Gras than to invite Indie author Alexandrea Weis, author of paranormal romance and romance novels set in the Big Easy. Her newest release, Cover to Covers, was released last month. Alex has mastered the art of navigating social media, particularly I refer clients to her […]

Beta Readers: Meeting the Needs of Your Author?

  Piggybacking off last week’s post on the need for authors to vet reviewers, I have chosen to do a 3 part series on beta readers vs. book reviewers for Critique Clinic. The first part will focus on the tasks of beta readers and what authors expect. The second part will focus on quality book […]

Finding and Vetting Your Assistant

Clients from Hell

Donna Brown shares her advice in finding assistants and freelancers without breaking the time bank.

Vetting Reviewers: “Bait and switch” or legit?

    Recently, I received an email from an author asking my opinion on how to “handle” a reviewer. What started out as an innocent offer for a book review turned into a progressive “low key” rant against the author’s work culminating in the insinuation that this author was trying to copy a well-known author. […]

Hiring Technical Assistants

 Barb Drozdowich returns to The Author CEO to share her “guruness”. This time in the area of vetting technical assistants. Social media is the mother’s milk to the success of the Indie author. Those unable to master social media or hire the wrong social media consultant remain practically invisible. With so many offering their services […]

7 Things Every Author Should Do by Giacomo Giammatteo

The Author CEO asked author Giacomo (Jim) Giammatteo to stop by to offer authors his advice for navigating the indie publishing world. Jim is the successful author of several books, including my favorite, MURDER TAKES TIME, and his most recent, NECESSARY DECISIONS, which I am chomping at the bit to read!   This post is […]

Learn to be a Bad Listener by Dan Holloway

  I am thrilled that in my journey in self-publishing, I have come across some incredibly talented and wise individuals who are on their own journey. I consider Dan Holloway to be one of those individuals.  I have read his works,  which I consider to be  insightful and helpful to other authors.  As a top […]

What Type of Editor Do I Need? (Part 2) by Jessica Swift Elderidge

  To kick off 2014, The Author CEO’s favorite editor, Jessica Swift of Swift Ink Editorial Services,  is back to educate authors on types of editors and their roles to help ensure that the right editor is hired for the right job.   So you finished your manuscript. You love it. You’ve sweated and cried […]