Moving From Small To Big

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on August 4, 2014 in Publishing |

For those of you who have been keeping up with the (sparse) news on my publishing endeavors, here is a small update on plans and actions because the thing about having a company is that you need to stay on top of things, you need to be capable of evolving. Stagnation is the death of […]

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Review: Essay Oder Stirb

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on August 2, 2014 in Articles and Reviews |

It is amazing how few people sit down and think. I mean really think, consider the big and the small things in life and not just what is happening to them, why, and why life is so unfair, but moving events and powers of our modern world. People in general no longer seem to look […]

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If I Can Criticize Others

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on July 30, 2014 in Publishing |

Time, I think, to do a little self promotion. The thing is, I write reviews. I take the works of other people and criticize them, rip their writing or editing or spelling to pieces. Sometimes the books I receive to review are good, sometimes I am incapable of reading through the whole thing. As a […]

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Taking Note Of The Title

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on July 17, 2014 in Publishing |

Yesterday I wrote about the various means by which a writer can begin their work: by using a provided opening paragraph; by simply writing until the fear of a blank page is gone; by using notes and ideas planned long in advance. Despite my post title, I didn’t write anything about using Titles or Grammar, […]

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Blank Pages, Titles, Writing And Grammar

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on July 16, 2014 in Personal |

I read recently on Twitter an entry by a female novelist about how she begins writing, how she overcomes the fear of a blank page. She says that, rather than planning how to start, she simply sits down and writes whatever comes into her mind for the first ten minutes. This removes the fearsome blank […]

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Books: Finally Out There

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on April 14, 2014 in Publishing |

After a good deal of hard work – which I am definitely getting used to! – our first three titles are now available on Amazon for anyone who wishes to buy through their system instead of through our shop or Etsy. That is, it is available on their US site but, for some reason, there […]

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Selling On The Internet

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on April 8, 2014 in Internet, Publishing |

I am amazed at how difficult it is to set up an account and sell books on the Internet. It’s not so much the regulations involved, more how difficult certain sites make it just to register, as if they really don’t want you to use their site, don’t want to earn their (often exceptionally high) […]

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Nothing But Paperwork!

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on April 3, 2014 in Publishing |

It is a very frustrating time, as far as my small business is concerned. We seem to be overwhelmed by paperwork, all the forms which need to be filled out, all the various institutions we have to register with, tax, selling on certain platforms, just general work. I wonder whether it is all necessary? Fine, […]

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How To Kill A New Business

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on March 30, 2014 in Publishing |

Ever wondered how much work goes in to building up a business? I mean, from the very first idea right through the first two or three years of its existence, not just the actual paperwork and launch. Believe me, I can tell you from experience that it is a lot and, even after six months […]

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Promotion on Goodreads

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on March 27, 2014 in Publishing |

Publishing a book is one thing, getting people to show more than interest is quite another. There has to be a certain level of promotion, preferably through means which are as cheap as possible, and one of the methods is to offer copies for review. Any independent author will tell you, sending out review copies […]

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