In 2017 a couple of members from the Stockholm Writers Group participated in a writers conference in the United States. When they came back, one of them took a look around and wondered why we didn’t have anything close to that in Stockholm and decided to do something about it.
Category Archives: publishing
Setting up an email list
I’ve finally broken down and listened to the advice many successful authors have passed on for years. No, it’s not, ‘Write every day.’ I’ve given up ever pulling that off while I have small children and live in the frozen north (for the record, I do try to follow that advice, but my version goes something more like, ‘PrayContinue reading “Setting up an email list”
As part of my weekly writing schedule, one day a week I submit work to various literary magazines or online journals. I can honestly say that so far it’s worked! Granted I’ve only been working off my new schedule for two weeks, but hey, it’s a start =). I started my new writing schedule last weekContinue reading “Rejection Rituals”
My short story, “Body Talk,” has received honorable mention in a contest. You can check out the Women on Writing Flash Fiction Contest – Summer 2015 winners here. My name is under those talented folks who won, along with nine other honorable mentions. Go us! It couldn’t have come at a better time, either. I’veContinue reading “Honorable Mention”
“Bug Out” Published
Over the weekend, the latest edition of Perihelion Online Science Fiction Magazine came out. This is important for science-fiction fans because the online magazine is free, which means you now have 11 new stories and articles to read. I’m happy about it because my short story “Bug Out” is one of those new stories. TheyContinue reading ““Bug Out” Published”
I’ve been submitting work to magazines since the days of paper submissions. If you’re too young to remember that period of time, this is how it worked: 1) Buy the latest copy of Writer’s Market. 2) Spend hours looking up markets accepting unsolicited work, who happen to accept the genre you’ve written in, and are looking forContinue reading “Tracking Submissions”
If you don’t have a Booklaunch page yet, you should!
Are you an author? Do you have a Booklaunch page? If you answered ‘yes’ to the first question, but ‘no’ to the second, you’re missing out. Despite their name, Booklaunch isn’t just a page for people ‘launching’ a new book. It’s a page for anyone who has written a book and is selling it on emarkets.Continue reading “If you don’t have a Booklaunch page yet, you should!”
When Opportunity Beats a Different Drum
I got the message yesterday at 10:00 am. “Marie at work thought you might be interested in this.” In the e-mail from my husband, I found a link to an announcement on LinkedIn about a Pop-up Bookstore. Authors were encouraged to come listen to three key-note speakers share their insights and experience on building anContinue reading “When Opportunity Beats a Different Drum”
Why I Signed Preston’s Petition to Amazon
I did it. I signed the petition calling for Amazon to release Hatchette books. There’s so much anger about this issue out there, I’m half-frightened I’ll turn around and find I’m surrounded by an army of my own indie-published peers with raised pitchforks. For those who don’t know, Amazon and Hatchette Book Group (one of the Big 5Continue reading “Why I Signed Preston’s Petition to Amazon”
Last week I ran across a fantastic article discussing the challenges foreign authors face. I’m an American, but I live in a foreign country and I felt an immediate kinship with the author as they recounted the challenges they face. Talk about a nightmare sometimes. At the top of my list are virtual marketing and tax issues.Continue reading “Author Diversity”