Tracy Marchini

Freelance editor, children's writer and occasional word inventor.

Five Things I’ve Learned By ePublishing – Pub Speak Blog Tour

Over at Writer Unboxed, I’m sharing Five Things I’ve Learned By ePublishing. A sneak peek:

“In self-publishing, the business model tends to be more of a slow, gradual growth that’s built on a number of successful books. Self published authors should be prepared for the long tail, where the first orders are a spike of friends, family and followers, but the real success comes over a longer period of time. Though most self-published books will never sit on a bookshelf, by self-publishing Pub Speak, I can keep it available for as long as I desire – giving it the time that it needs to grow.”

I’m also very excited to announce my Virtual Mentorship Program. I’m looking for an aspiring children’s writer or children’s book marketer who has 15 hours a week to devote to social networking, blogging and researching. The ideal candidate would be someone who would like a writing mentor for their work, but perhaps can’t afford the cost. Click here to learn more about the position!

Also, I have a new cover for my hysterical contemporary YA story Effie At The Wedding. (Cover design by Michelle Davidson Argyle.)

A sneak peek:

5 (Totally Selfish) Reasons I Do Not Want George As A Brother-In-Law

5.) My sister is only 20, and he is 29. That means he’s almost thirty, which means that when she’s forty, he’ll be almost fifty, and then when she’s fifty, he’ll be almost sixty. Too old.

4.) He just graduated med school. People never see their spouses when one is a doctor. And on Grey’s Anatomy, the doctors are always sleeping with the other doctors and nurses. Ophelia is cute, but she can’t compete with a tall, blonde-haired millionaire doctor. (Sorry, Ophelia.)

3.) He’s too nice. Nice is lame. Ophelia will be SO BORED when she’s like, 23 and realizes that her older, doctor boyfriend is too busy saving lives and golfing to go out clubbing.

2.) He’s too good looking. Again, the nurses are bound to fall in love with him.

1.) I will never be able to bring a boyfriend home without him also being a good-looking, well mannered doctor. Which means that I am going to be single for the rest of my life, while my sister and her husband make lots of good-looking doctor babies. I will have lots of cats.

Also stay tuned for the second part of the interview over at Inspired Quill!

How are you, my bloggery buddies? Is there anything that you’d like to know that I haven’t covered in the blog tour yet?

Follow the rest of the blog tour for Pub Speak: A Writer’s Dictionary of Publishing Terms here:

1.) MJ Rose’s Backstory about the genesis of the book.
2.) What Could An Agent Do For A Self-Published Author? over at Selling Books.
3.) All About Queries and Publishing Terms! at Michelle Davidson Argyle’s writing blog The Innocent Flower.
4.) Pub Speak Definition Contest over at Sarah LaPolla’s Glass Cases.
5.) Writer’s Conference or Workshop? at Carolyn Snow Abiad’s Serendipity.
6.) Don’t Ignore Logic When Writing Fiction for Children at
7.) Crafting the First Page of a YA Novel at Flogging the Quill.
8.) Part one of a two part interview at Inspired Quill.
9.) Five Things I’ve Learned by ePublishing over at Writer Unboxed.

6 comments on “Five Things I’ve Learned By ePublishing – Pub Speak Blog Tour

  1. Michelle Davidson Argyle
    April 16, 2011

    Oh my gosh, this story sounds ADORABLE! My sister got married when I was 18 – ON MY BIRTHDAY. I have a feeling I’m going to love this story!

    • Tracy Marchini
      April 17, 2011

      Haha! I can’t tell if that’d be the best birthday ever (HUGE party) or the worst (party not for you!) I hope you like it! :)

  2. Michelle Davidson Argyle
    April 17, 2011

    That link to your excellent post is broken. :( I did end up finding the post, though. I will go finish reading it now. :)

    • Tracy Marchini
      April 17, 2011

      Ack! Fixed, thanks! (I think I’m going to avoid apostrophes in blog post titles from now on!)

  3. The English Teacher
    April 18, 2011

    Wow. Michelle designed that? She is so über talented!
    A very nice cover indeed.

  4. Stuart Land
    May 9, 2011

    Hi Tracy. Found your blog through #SampleSunday. Seems like a fun story. Great cover, too. Very nice of you to offer your virtual mentorship to kids. Drop by my blog to say hi when you have a chance.

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