Monthly Archives: May 2011

Copyright and ISBN

The U.S. Constitution grants the government the power to grant copyrights.  A copyright provides certain legal rights to a creative work, in our case, a book.   The copyright will last for seventy years after your death.  You can get more … Continue reading

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The decision to self-publish

If you read my Bio on the website, you already know I went through almost a year of researching agents and then sending them my manuscript.  This was preceded by many months of reading books and websites about how to … Continue reading

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The Blizzard is a Book Award Finalist!

I was up early this morning and found an email from the president of the San Diego Book Award Associations that was sent at 12:53 a.m. that read: Your book The Blizzard is a finalist in the Seventeenth Annual San Diego … Continue reading

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More About Book Awards

As promised, here is some information for several book awards contests around the country. This list is far from comprehensive, so be sure to check with your local library, major booksellers, and your own Internet searches. If it hadn’t been for … Continue reading

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