American writer Richard Ford received the Princess of Asturias Literature award in Oviedo on Wednesday. Eight prizes are awarded annually, with the prize-giving ceremony later in the year that gathers the winners here at the Hotel de La Reconquista. “Richard Ford received this award for his attention to detail” explained the President of the jury Dario…
Author Walter Shiel has written several books on aviation and history. Shiel, who is also a regular blogger, takes a close look at his book sales over the last couple of years with a breakdown of each electronic book type, along with a comparision of book sales versus print sales. Interesting stuff for any aspiring author. Take a gander.
Don’t shoot in a studio. I know some will disagree with this, but few things look more sterile than a studio. Instead, shoot the photos on your turf, in familiar surroundings. This is so much more interesting and adds more of your personality to the final result.
Learn the 9 tips he suggests for taking a better headshot.
Studying journalism in 1937, Roscoe Born never dreamed of seeing his own writing in digital format. But looking back now, the 90-year-old author said he is grateful for the technology advancement that has given him the ability to publish a roughly 95,000-word murder-mystery novel, which he started 15 years ago, in the form of an e-book.
“In The Prime of Death” – get the full details on this book here.
Check out the indepth profile of the amazing independent author, Amanda Hocking. This is must read for all aspiring authors. [READ THE FULL NY TIMES PROFILE]