Books

Announcing my desserts cookbook!

You can now purchase Delicious Connections volume 1: Delectable Desserts from Amazon. It’s available in print now, with a Kindle version coming soon. It’s the first in a series of cookbooks. I love so many things about this cookbook, starting with the fact that I’m finally putting into print a lifetime’s collection of recipes, some […]

Self-publishing tip #5: Hire professionals to design and typeset the interior

This post is part of a series on self-publishing. You’ll find links to all posts in this series in the first post. Try this: flip through a half dozen books from your bookcase. What do you notice? How do the pages look? What about the fonts? Are they intrusive, or do they match the subject of […]

How to self-publish step #2: get your book reviewed while you’re writing it

This post is part of a series on self-publishing. You’ll find links to all posts in this series in the first post. When you’ve completed a draft of your book that you feel good about, Ask people to review it. Decide how you want to manage your reviews. Pay attention to the feedback. Consider using a […]

How to self-publish step #1: write your book

The first thing, the very most essential thing, in publishing (self- or otherwise) is that you need to write a book. Oh, and by the way: once you publish a book, you are considered an expert on that topic. Yes, even if it’s a terrible book. So write it! All you need to do is make […]

Taking the big leap

We all have that friend. Let’s call her Joan. Joan always says she’ll do something, and then never does it. She says she’ll meet you for tea at a bookstore. You’re looking forward to it; you haven’t seen Joan in months. (And there’s a reason why you haven’t seen her. Just watch.) But when the […]