Is your book protected? In this column, Susan Stitt answers some of the most common questions authors raise, including: Why do I need copyright protection? How do I apply for a copyright? How long is my work protected under U.S. copyright? How much does it cost? And, how long does it take?
How do we find potential readers? And, how do readers discover our authors? That’s the greatest challenge in publishing today. But the good news is: Our publishing house team grew up in the midst of today’s great revolution in media. In this column, Susan Stitt invites us all to connect—and provides easy links to do just that.
We’re celebrating a great example of cooperation among publishers, because Joel Friedlander just put us in the center ring of his 3-ring Carnival of Indies. For years, Joel has published this monthly “blog carnival.” It’s a colorful parade of writers sharing great ideas for authors.
These days, video clips outperform almost any other form of online marketing. In this column, marketing expert Susan Stitt writes about this powerful trend. She suggests some easy, free-of-charge ways to start producing short videos to promote yourself or your book. She’s even got samples of “free” videos she created—and links to online services. This is a great one-stop introduction to promoting authors and books through video.
Clifford Worthy, the great grandson of slaves, was one of the few African-American men of his generation who was accepted and excelled as a Black Knight of the Hudson, a traditional nickname for West Point cadets. Worthy describes his journey to West Point, the many challenges he overcame both in his family and in the U.S. Army.