Self-Published Authors are Real

Creative State of Mind

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Oh yes. I’m feeling a bit ranty this week, which would explain the frequent blogging, I suppose. I’ve penned similar posts in the past. Hell, you have probably blogged about this too. I think nearly every self-published author has. Well, it’s time to say it again:

I am self-published and I am a REAL author. 

There are some folks out there who will tell us self-publishing isn’t legit because we bypassed the gatekeepers (agents and big publishers), but I didn’t write my books for agents and publishers – I wrote them for readers. While agents and publishers might not respond to a query letter, leaving you to wonder if they hated the idea of your book, or if they just never got your email, the readers are not shy about telling you what they think when they review your book. In the end, readers…

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Fat Girl Begone!

Brayton's Briefs

Fat Girl Begone Button 300 x 225So, this morning, I’m not surprised when the guest author shows up at my doorstep. Yes, this time she was expected. I’m all ready to whisk her away to destination unknown (her choice) and conduct an interview, but instead, she shows my her guest blog.

“But, I had an interview all ready for you. We’ll sit on the beach or at a bistro or on top of a tall mountain-”

“Please!” she drawls. “I’m am not going up any mountain, least not today.”


And, you know what happens next. Yep, I’m nudged aside and she sits at my new laptop and, well, no mountain top for me today.


Readers, reviewers, family members – let’s just say pretty much everyone – assumes that writers use the people they know as characters in their novels. Friends and acquaintances will spend hours debating which character was them. The discussions can get…

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Iowa Book Source press release

Iowa Book Source

Iowa Book Source display window


Who: This is for independent authors as well as small press publishing houses and their authors.

What: This is a place to get your book on a physical bookshelf in a display window in our local mall as well as on the website with links to their amazon and Barnes and Noble links below them.

When: you can contact us at any time and get your books into the stores!

Where: The books would be in a display window in our local mall where there are no book stores in town. The display window will be changed every couple of weeks to keep with the holiday themes and keep it fresh and eye catching. There is signage in the window directing them to the web page where the books are sorted into genres.

Why: This is a new way to capture the best of both a physical brick and mortar space along with the internet.

How Much: This is the last but most important question. It’s $5.00 a month for one to ten books, if you have more the price goes up. 11 to 20 books would be $10.00 a month and so forth.

If you have any more questions please feel free to contact us at for more information.

The website is where you can see your books. Pictures will be taken when the decorations are changed and posted on Facebook as well as a few other sites.