Category Archives: Writing and Publishing

Blasty: An Anti-Piracy Tool

A few months ago I wrote an article about piracy. Unfortunately, many writers have to deal with the theft of their original work, when they could be enjoying the fruits of their hard labor. Monitoring whether your work has been … Continue reading

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Peace ~ Love ~ Joy

During this holiday season – and on this important day for many who celebrate Christmas – I wish you and your loved ones peace, love, and joy. I am grateful for your support and friendship during 2015! My best wishes … Continue reading

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Join my Advanced Reader Group!

As the release of Antonio’s Grace (Book 2 of The Antonio’s Series) nears, I am excited to announce the creation of my author “Advanced Reader Group.” Subscribers are author’s supporters who follow, read, and provide honest reviews of my books. … Continue reading

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Components of a Business Plan: Market Analysis (Article 3 of Business Planning Series)

(This is Article 3 of a series in Business Planning. You can read the previous articles here: Article 1, Article 2). In my previous articles on the Business Planning Series, I focused on the general aspects of why a business needs … Continue reading

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On Pen Names

Writers often ponder over the decision of writing under their real name or adopt a pseudonym or pen name. Personally, I went through this process when I published my second book, Antonio’s Will, a historical novel. My first book was … Continue reading

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Author Q&A: Is it unethical to create a company or fictitious name to publish your own books?

Absolutely not! There is nothing illegal or unethical about obtaining a fictitious name or creating a separate legal entity to operate a business. This includes a business to publish your books. Writing and publishing books is a business like any other, … Continue reading

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Author Q&A: Should I incorporate or form an LLC if I am a self-published author?

This is a very common question, but there is no single answer to it. This decision depends largely on the personal preferences and goals of the author. I covered the topic of selecting a business legal entity on this blog … Continue reading

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A Thought on Piracy

I have published two books to date, releasing my third in the next month or so, and my fourth is in progress. For the past seven years, I have focused on writing (when I could), publishing, and marketing my books. … Continue reading

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Fair Use: Using Copyrighted Work without Permission

Often authors, bloggers, book reviewers, reporters, researchers, academicians, teachers and others may wish to use material subject to copyright protection. The owner of a copyright has the sole right to reproduce (or to authorize others to reproduce) their work in … Continue reading

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Copyrights

This article generally discusses the legal protection afforded by copyrights, and the logistics and approximate cost to obtain copyright protection. Copyrights are a form of intellectual property. The term Intellectual Property refers to ideas, inventions and words or designs that … Continue reading

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