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Storytelling is What People Talk About When the Reading is Done

2017-07-20T17:23:28+00:00

Mickey Spillane's series of Mike Hammer detective murder mysteries are acknowledged as one of the all-time top sellers in that genre. His straightforward titles like More Than Murder and Murder Me, Murder You made book buyers out of browsers.  He created a storytelling style that immersed the reader in detecting who did what in the compelling plot.  In the middle of [...]

Storytelling is What People Talk About When the Reading is Done 2017-07-20T17:23:28+00:00

Join the Writers Union

2017-07-20T17:36:00+00:00

Self-Publishing Book Authors Unite!By Susan E. Davis, Writing books may be a solitary pursuit, but the writer’s life doesn’t have to be a lonely one. Writers need the company of other writers — to share experiences, offer support and guidance, and work collectively to protect their rights. Those are among the many reasons why the National Writers Union was [...]

Join the Writers Union 2017-07-20T17:36:00+00:00

Should your Book have an Index?

2017-07-20T17:18:03+00:00

It Took a Long Time to Write Your Book - Will Readers Be Able to Find Anything in It? Although your book will have a table of contents, which gives readers an overview of what’s in the book and how it’s arranged, what if someone wants to find something specific? More important, what if they [...]

Should your Book have an Index? 2017-07-20T17:18:03+00:00

Finding the Right Book Editor

2017-07-20T17:21:55+00:00

by Special Projects Director, Infinity PublishingJust like writers have different styles of writing, so do copyeditors have different approaches to editing. The ideal copyeditor works with a delicate touch fixing grammatical goofs, correcting typos and generally cleaning things up to make the author look better while carefully retaining the author’s expressive voice. Certain rules of grammar [...]

Finding the Right Book Editor 2017-07-20T17:21:55+00:00

The Benefits of a Bad Book Review

2017-07-18T11:44:53+00:00

There’s no such thing as bad publicity, but there are poor book reviews.  Bad publicity is common in today’s media because negative news stories improve ratings that increase the bottom line.  Everybody seems to be more interested in bad news than in good news, unless of course, the good news is about them or someone [...]

The Benefits of a Bad Book Review 2017-07-18T11:44:53+00:00

Midwest Book Review – Submit Your Published Book For A Book Review

2017-07-20T16:59:03+00:00

Gary Roen is a reviewer for the Midwest Book Review in addition to other national and regional publications.  He is interested in all types of published books— except for religious books—and he has been doing book reviews for 22 years.  Infinity authors can send their books to: Gary Roen, Syndicated Book-reviewer, 1600 Hull Circle, Orlando, FL 32806.  [...]

Midwest Book Review – Submit Your Published Book For A Book Review 2017-07-20T16:59:03+00:00

Editorial Pet Peeves – and how to avoid them

2017-07-19T11:01:02+00:00

by Emily Lawless & Brenna O’Toole, Infinity Publishing Copyeditors Copyeditors are, as a group, very patient and forgiving readers. We love noticing nitpicky details and fixing subtle errors to help you present your audience the most polished and professional version of your book possible. We could spend all day moving commas and repossessing possessives, and many [...]

Editorial Pet Peeves – and how to avoid them 2017-07-19T11:01:02+00:00

The Benefit of Book Reviews

2017-07-20T16:59:03+00:00

By Francine Silverman The 1500 subscribers of my bi-weekly ezine, Book Promotion Newsletter are welcome to contribute articles, announcements, feedback, and queries. One reader has questioned the value of book reviews. A compendium of the best marketing strategies of 325 subscribers, Book Marketing from A-Z (Infinity Publishing 2005) is in alphabetical order for ease of use, i.e, A [...]

The Benefit of Book Reviews 2017-07-20T16:59:03+00:00

How I got on Oprah – Terry Shulman’s dream come true!

2017-07-20T16:59:03+00:00

 Life After Being on Oprah It's the day after my guest spot on The Oprah Winfrey Show aired. I was an expert on shoplifting addiction for the show on "Secret Lives." My book, published in 2003 by Infinity Publishing, is Something for Nothing: Shoplifting Addiction and Recovery. Did you know that 1 out of 11 people in America shoplift? [...]

How I got on Oprah – Terry Shulman’s dream come true! 2017-07-20T16:59:03+00:00

Understanding Online Bookstores and Virtual Inventories

2017-07-20T16:59:03+00:00

The internet has created a virtual reality where things are not always as they appear to be.  Thanks to a recent Writer’s Digest article, Infinity author Gordon DePottie did an internet search by his pseudonym, Gordon Barr, to see what would pop up on the googled-web.  Much to his surprise, he found his Infinity published novels, The Ghost Platoon and Death Lost Death [...]

Understanding Online Bookstores and Virtual Inventories 2017-07-20T16:59:03+00:00