Writing

How to Write Your Memoir By Joe Kita – Reader’s Digest: http://www.rd.com/advice/great-tips-on-how-to-write-your-memoir/

Writing Fiction: The Practical Guide – Gotham Writer’s Workshop – One of the best books I’ve read about writing: https://www.writingclasses.com/resources/gotham-books/writing-fiction

Writing Tips to Make You Better by Goins, Writer: https://goinswriter.com/writing-tips/

Writers Workshop: Writer Resources – The Center for Writing Studies – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: http://www.cws.illinois.edu/workshop/writers/tips/

 

 

Book News

Publisher’s Weekly – Unit Sales Rose 3% at the End of April (May 05, 2017): http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/bookselling/article/73533-unit-sales-rose-3-at-the-end-of-april.html

Real books are back. E-book sales plunge nearly 20% by Ivana Kottasová @ivanakottasova – CNN Media (April 27, 2017): http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/27/media/ebooks-sales-real-books/

Women and comic book writing – Is the field opening up? By Christopher Borrelli – Chicago Tribune (TNS) (Apr 20, 2017): http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/blogs/wednesday_morning_quarterback/of-batwomen-and-squirrel-girls-why-comics-are-becoming-increasingly/article_3ed0f713-c4d0-5270-92a8-7d4e3db66318.html

Amazon KDP Unveils Kindle Create Word Doc Conversion Tool By Mercy Pilkington – Good-e-Reader (April 7, 2017): http://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/amazon-kdp-unveils-kindle-create-word-doc-conversion-tool

Unemployed, Living In A Caravan — And Now, Winner Of A $165,000 Literary Prize by Colin Dwyer (March 1, 2017): http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/01/517940623/unemployed-living-in-a-caravan-and-now-winner-of-a-165-000-literary-prize

Long-Term Marketing Models for Self-Published Authors  by Jane Friedman  (January 20, 2016): https://janefriedman.com/long-term-marketing-models-for-self-published-authors/ 

May 2016 Author Earnings Report: the definitive million-title study of US author earnings – authorearnings.com: http://authorearnings.com/report/may-2016-report/

Book Reading Resources

Author webcasts from the Library of Congress: http://www.read.gov/webcasts/

Read free books online: http://www.read.gov/books/

Looking for a good cozy mystery: http://www.cozy-mystery.com/authors_d.html

Looking for a local bookstore? https://www.indiebound.org/indie-bookstore-finder

Popular Lesbian Mystery and Suspense Books at goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/lesbian-mystery-and-suspense

7 Tips to Read Faster (and Still Understand What You Read) by Suzanne Raga – Mental Floss (July 29, 2016): http://mentalfloss.com/article/83881/7-tips-read-faster-and-still-understand-what-you-read

Books To Consider Reading

2017:  Looking for something to read this summer: http://www.npr.org/2017/06/29/534709986/i-want-the-pages-to-turn-librarian-nancy-pearls-summer-reading-list

All I Want For Christmas by ClareLydon: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27261195-all-i-want-for-christmas

Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe by Michio Kaku, Jennifer Trainer Thompson: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/328262.Beyond_Einstein?from_search=true

Death by the Riverside (Micky Knight #1) by J.M. Redmann: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/183692.Death_by_the_Riverside?from_search=true

Listening to a Continent Sing: Birdsong by Bicycle from the Atlantic to the Pacific by Donald Kroodsma: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27311873-listening-to-a-continent-sing?from_search=true

Merle’s Door by TedKerasote: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/430968.Merle_s_Door

Mind Over Muscle: Writings from the Founder of Judo by Jigoro Kano: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1002968.Mind_Over_Muscle?from_search=true

The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1134122.The_Power_of_Positive_Thinking

The Tracker by Tom Brown Jr: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/253272.The_Tracker

Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck – A fun read and glimpse into America of years ago – : http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5306.Travels_with_Charley

War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love by Rebecca Frankel, Thomas E. Ricks (Foreword): http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20696003-war-dogs?from_search=true

 

 

 

 

Business Resources – Entities, Taxes, Websites, And More…

General Business Advice:

Doesn’t get any better than this: https://www.ziglar.com
@TheZigZiglar

Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony (Tony) Robbins: https://www.tonyrobbins.com/ebook/

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4865.How_to_Win_Friends_and_Influence_People

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30186948-think-and-grow-rich

The Success Principles by Jack Canfield: http://www.thesuccessprinciples.com

 

Setting Up An Entity:

Are you a sole proprietor: https://www.sba.gov/starting-business/choose-your-business-structure/sole-proprietorship

Starting a business? Start here: https://www.sba.gov

 

Setting Up A Website:

Buy your website domain name directly from a registrar?: https://www.thesitewizard.com/archive/registerdomain.shtml

Excellent video on how to verify a website with Google: https://youtu.be/AGd90eN9GHk

Get to know the technology behind the internet (protocol parameters, Internet number resources and domain names) : https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/beginners-guides-2012-03-06-en

Has your website suddenly disappeared from search engine results? Check out Edward Chung’s article: https://edward-designer.com/web/website-disappear-google/

Registering a domain name: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,33918,00.asp

When purchasing a domain name through a web host, check their policy to make sure you own the name and can move it to another host if necessary. https://whois.icann.org/en/domain-name-registration-process

 

Taxes:

Are your self-employment taxes keeping you up at night?   I bought this book and it has helped me: https://accountantbesideyou.com/products/banish-your-bookkeeping-nightmares-the-go-to-guide-to-save-money-reduce-frustration-and-satisfy-the-irs

Self-employment tax: https://www.sba.gov/starting-business/filing-paying-taxes

Why can’t the government make figuring out taxes easy? This book helped me: http://taxmama.com/small-business-taxes-made-easy/