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Throughout the history of publishing, book reviews have been considered one of the very best ways to garner attention and sell books.  Their importance is undeniable and their influence is substantial.  They can be an author's best friend or worst enemy.  With this emerging new world of technology giving rise to unlimited opportunities, both authors and readers alike have been given power never

In this age of social media and internet savvy readers, the digital book market is booming. Which poses a problem: 10 years ago if you wanted a book, you went to the local book store and browsed the shelves in a particular area that housed ONLY books in a particular genre.

The Author's Desk
Barbara Gaskell

Surprisingly, an “author’s desk” isn’t really a big wooden affair with a battered computer, a pile of tumbling papers, scribbled half-full notepads, and a jumble of pens (half of which don’t work). Our real desk is – quite simply – inside our heads.

Now don’t get me wrong. I can’t even spell Photoship. The mysteries of GIMP are, to me, mysterious. My straight lines are bent, and my bent lines – well, spirals have given up inviting them round for dinner because my bent lines ruin their street cred.
But I wish I was more like the Cover Artists (greetings Lady Charlie and Lady Michelle) I’ve been lucky enough to work with.

As a frequent speaker, one question I can count on, in every setting— no matter the topic, event, or audience skill level—is:  How do you find the time to do all this?