PubIt! by Barnes and Noble [Live-blogging the DFW Writer’s Conference]

I’ve been a huge proponent of the Amazon Kindle, but today I attended a class about the Barnes and Noble Nook, which is a slightly different platform. Less a dedicated ereader and more a mini-tablet, the Nook uses the Android operating system. Here’s what B&N rep Mark Hollingsworth had to share about publishing for this…

Barnes and Noble NOOK

Don’t Fear the Ebook [Live-blogging the DFW Writer’s Conference]

Russell C. Conner spoke on ebooks today, revealing some of his personal experience with the format. He’s actually found his self-published ebooks outselling his hard copies by 8-to-1! The two C’s of electronic media: Convenience—it must be easy to download and customizable Cost—the price must be lower than its physical counterpart Compare, for instance, the…

Russell C Conner

Pay It Forward [Live-blogging the DFW Writer's Conference]

Young adult fiction writer Jamie Harrington talked at the DFW Writer’s Conference about Paying It Forward. Here are some of my favorite points she made: The good thing about paying it forward is that it helps you find the perfect critique partner, builds a strong support system and you might make some real friendships. The…

Jamie Harrington

Ask the Agents [Live-blogging DFW Writer's Conference]

As I’ve been looking for an agent with a good fit lately, I’ve enjoyed participating in agent panels. Here are the answers from the open Q&A at the 2011 DFW Writer’s Conference. Panelists include Louise Fury, agent at the L. Perkins Agency, Robert Brown, publisher with Ampichellis Ebooks, Jean Sagendorph, agent and owner of Mansion…

Agent Smith

Book Review: Rumble! Zap! Pow! By Diane Stortz and Luke Dabb

Rumble! Zap! Pow! by Diane Startz and Luke Dabb is a Bible…or a comic book…or really both. Designed to make Bible stories come alive for children, Diane Stortz and illustrator Luke Daab give the most popular stories the comic book treatment—something sure to hit home for many families. As someone who has written comics for…

Rumble! Zap! Pow!

One-on-One with Author Frank Viola

I really enjoy Frank Viola’s blog and his books on Christianity and the Church’s place in the world today. (Yes, this is Frank Viola the author, not the baseball player!) Recently, we were emailing back-and-forth and here are some of his answers to questions I thought might also bless my readers, too. Be sure to…

Frank Viola

Ebooks, Amazon Kindle and Apple iPad Statistics

Compiled these statistics about ebooks, reading, the Amazon Kindle and the Apple iPad the other day for a project and thought I’d share: Ebooks Ebook sales grew 177% last year. Source 53% of those who buy ebook readers state that they now read more books than they did before. Source 51% of e-reader owners increased…

iPad vs Kindle vs Rock

Frank Viola and the New Roman Road

Recently, I’ve been enjoying author Frank Viola’s blog posts, especially as he’s been engaging more and more with those who follow his writing on the Internet. If you’re not familiar with Frank (the author, not the baseball player), he’s the author of a series of some extremely thought-provoking and faith-stirring books including Pagan Christianity?, From…

The Roman Road