Time Management and Solving the "I Have No Time" Problem

Time Management and Solving the "I Have No Time" Problem

When I first started writing books, my wife must have been sick of me saying, "But I don't have enough time." I complained a lot. I worked full-time, we were raising two kids, there were chores to do, I wasn't getting enough sleep and I'd finish my book—only to realize that now the real work needed to get done. I had to figure out how to market the damn thing!

The Challenges of Indie Publishing: Interview on Kevin T. Johns' The Writing Coach Podcast

The Challenges of Indie Publishing: Interview on Kevin T. Johns' The Writing Coach Podcast

Kevin T. Johns of The Writing Coach podcast was kind enough to interview me on his January 27, 2017 episode of the podcast. During the interview, we talk about how storytelling helped me escape a challenging childhood without a father as well as wasting years waiting for the publishing industry to validate me as an author. I also talk through my long term approach to my publishing career, sharing my year-end numbers from 2016 and the challenges of earning money as an indie author.

Our Time to Rise: Digital Book World Indie 2017 Wrap-up

Our Time to Rise: Digital Book World Indie 2017 Wrap-up

Based right outside of Philadelphia, I took the train up to New York and went hoping to find answers at Digital Book World Indie 2017. Truth be told, one of the main reasons why I went was to hear Data Guy talk in the Tight Insights: The Indie Universe Quantified session. I wanted to see his data on the big screen. I could have listened to him for hours (more on that in a bit).

What I Learned about Indie Publishing in 2016: Full Sales & Figures

What I Learned about Indie Publishing in 2016: Full Sales & Figures

Where did the year go? It’s already the end of 2016 and the world has gone through some difficult changes and I feel battered myself. Sales for the third quarter report from Author Earnings showed significant marketing share shrinking for indie ebooks. Was that due to the election in the US? Or top indie authors moving out of the indie publishing category, falling under Amazon’s press? Or is the downtrend a sign of more to come?