Sunday, May 16, 2010

New book coming out in the beginning of June

Welcome to Moonlight Ridge, a magical, musical place overlooking a small town named Eden. Here you'll meet a pair of intrepid eight-year-old cousins, Lily Claire and Willie T., and their multi-ethnic family in the backwoods of Alabama. This is a story about family and community ties, loyalty and faith, and a very unusual map used by two flamboyant children to solve a mystery "out on the mountain."

Monday, May 03, 2010

Self-publish or subsidy press?

Both options seems to have a bad rep but I think it comes from people who are ill-informed. For a good perspective on this, read here.
I have it on good report, that a new company is coming soon. :>) Coyote Moon Books.
More to come later this month.
And when you think "traditional" publishing, don't automatically assume that means only the larger publishing houses. You stand a better chance of being published if you go with a smaller independent publisher. Like Chalet Publishers.

Monday, April 26, 2010

A Spiral of Echoes

Our publishing company's latest book is now available on Kindle.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Why do you write?

Just about everyone tells me they have a book in them but it's rare for most to get beyond that point. Anyone who completes a whole manuscript should pat themselves on the back. Whether it's the next great American novel or "just" a book, the fact that someone gets that far is noteworthy.
Why do we write? For me, it's something I have to do. I see the world as a writer. I find myself narrating my life to myself sometimes. Maybe that's a form of insanity. But I tried not writing and wasn't happy. I have to write. Some days it may just be a blog entry but at least it's something.
And I read. Every day. Some books [ like The Help] make me wish I was a better writer. It certainly gave me the drive to want to be better. To try harder. And to get back at the keyboard and write more.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

New blog

Our publishing company has a new blog Under Chalet's Roof.
Stop by and check it out. Comment on posts. Get to know our authors and their books. We hope you enjoy it and maybe even learn a thing or two about writing and publishing while you are there. We hope to make it informative as well as entertaining.
We want to get to know our readers.

Ebooks for iPads - an app

This is so cool.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

My Nook

I am in love with my Nook. I have already downloaded and read several books on it plus I can read my Word documents [after converting them to PDF] as well. It's fun and convenient. I had no problem adjusting to the screen or the page-turning button. And this will be great for anyone who travels. Imagine carrying up to 1500 books with you and they only weigh a few ounces. Whether your preference is Nook, Kindle, Sony, or whatever, I highly recommend this new way of reading.
Will it replace paper pages and covers? No, I doubt it but it's another option.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

And it starts....

Seton Hall is going to issue iPads to all its incoming students. No more lugging around heavy textbooks. Cost of books will decrease. Work can be shared.