Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending Mountain of Authors, a wonderful annual event in Colorado Springs. It featured the work of more than 30 Colorado authors and included advice from NYT bestseller Stephen Coonts, Colorado Book Award winner Nick Arvin, and Romantic Times Career Achievement Award winner Kathleen Morgan. I got to sit on a Q&A panel about publishing perspectives with Judith Briles, founder of Author U, and Marilyn Largent, VP of sales at David C. Cook. There were a lot of great questions—the kind I think many authors are asking about the changing world of publishing, so I thought I’d share some of them here.
What can writers learn from the phenomenal success of E. L. James’ originally self published book, Fifty Shades of Grey?
Creative ways to use handcuffs? (Sorry, who could resist?) The first lesson to take away is that it’s…
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