As a Christian, I strive to have childlike faith in God, but the book The Edge of Everywhen by A.S. Mackey reminds me that sometimes even children can struggle to believe in the goodness of God when times are tough. But this novel offers a message of hope that will prove particularly poignant for writers and readers who believe words can change lives.(more…)
When it comes book publishing, we often think we only have two options – work for years and years to land a literary agent and a book deal with a traditional publisher or strike out on our own and try our hand at self-publishing. But there is another way to get your work into the world and that’s through hybrid publishing.(more…)
What if I told you that there was a conference specifically for nonfiction writers? And what if I told you that you could attend this conference without having to leave your city — or even your house?!
See Jane Write has partnered with the Nonfiction Authors Association to bring you a special discount off the 8th annual Nonfiction Writers Conference happening May 2-4, 2018. This event is completely virtual—attendees participate via phone or Skype—so no travel is required! The opening keynote speaker this year is New York Times bestselling author Gretchen Rubin, known for her books The Happiness Project, Better Than Before, and The Four Tendencies.
You could say that Liza Elliott thinks like a rock star.
“Just like a musician can set up their own production company to write, produce, and sell their music, I thought, why not authors?” Elliott says. So six years ago she started Red Camel Press, a small publishing house based here Birmingham.
Now she’s following in the footsteps of musicians who collaborate with other artists. Elliott has partnered with Kaneshia Sims Hudson, a public relations and marketing professional and owner of Red PaSH Magazine and The Southern PaSH Company. Hudson helped with the marketing of some of Red Camel Press early publications including Elliott’s novel 30-A Supper Club, the accompanying cookbook, 30-A Supper Club: The Cookbook, and the art book John Lonergan: Painter. With this new partnership Hudson is now co-owner of Red Camel Press. Elliott and Hudson are eager to work with emerging writers with unique stories, especially those related to science, and are even interested in publishing graphic novels.
The latest work published by Red Camel Press is Everything is Known, a sci-fi, futuristic novel, highlighting the journey of a strong, fiery female protagonist fighting against oppression. The novel is due to hit shelves this fall.
For my latest piece for B-Metro magazine, I had a chat with Elliott and Hudson about their partnership and about the future of Red Camel Press. You can read the interview at B-Metro.com.
If you go to Carrie Rollwagen and ask her how you can self-publish your book, you probably won’t like her first piece of advice: “Don’t!”