Time for a Second Edition
Writing & Speaking

Time for a Second Edition

by John Peragine    So, you’ve written your novel, it’s selling, and the reviews are in. They are mostly positive, but a few consistent critiques may be keeping you up at night. You read back through your book, and you notice minor errors here and there, and that only increases your anxiety. After some time, Read more

New Programs on Amazon – Do They Help Authors?
Writing & Speaking

New Programs on Amazon – Do They Help Authors?

by John Peragine  Amazon can be sneaky sometimes and add new features with little lead time nor explanation. In the past few weeks, some new features have appeared to help authors and potentially harm them. The Big A is a company that wants to keep every cent it makes, hurting authors’ bottom lines. Being aware Read more

Confessions of a Naïve Author
Writing & Speaking

Confessions of a Naïve Author

by John Peragine When you embark on the journey to go a non-traditional route of publishing, including self-publishing, hybrid publishing, or small/medium-sized publishers, you take on a lot. We concentrate so much on the craft that when it comes to handing it over to someone else, we often want to crawl back to the comfortable Read more

Serialization Storytelling- Part 2 Vella
Writing & Speaking

Serialization Storytelling- Part 2 Vella

By John Peragine There has been quite the buzz about Kindle’s new offering- Kindle Vella. It has not launched quite yet. Insiders tell me it will be in June 2021. But, authors can start creating stories right now. So what is Vella, and why all the hubbub? Vella allows you to create stories as a Read more

Serialization Storytelling- Part 1
Writing & Speaking

Serialization Storytelling- Part 1

by John Peragine One of the hot new forms of writing right now is serialization. This is breaking up a story into smaller digestible parts, much like episodes of your favorite TV series. While the trend is hot and fresh, the concept of serialization is not new. In the 19th Century, Charles Dickens wrote the Read more

Virtual Book Tours – The Basics
Writing & Speaking

Virtual Book Tours – The Basics

by John Peragine Next month my book Max and the Spice Thieves launches, and one of the main events, especially during the time of Covid, is a virtual book tour. The days of slogging a trunk full of books from bookstore to bookstore are far and few unless you are a celebrity. Traditional Publishing houses Read more