"I found my support people through author's groups, both online and off. Local SF cons or steampunk cons can help you start making author connections, too. A good online group is Broad Universe. You don't have to join the org to join their…"
"It's tough to have the first not go well. I've been publishing since 1998 and it happens. I've read on loops that some readers won't take seriously a book that only gets good reviews. They are suspicious of all good reviews. So…"
"The best way to deal with bad reviews is to realize that a) you can't please all the people all the time and b) a review is someone's opinion, and c) they will happen (see a) Tell yourself this, and apply chocolate or your favorite comfort…"
"My books usually release in digital before print. Its the way my publisher does it and I use each release for a puff moment. Try to build momentum over a period of time. The question isn't, IMHO, should I release the ebook/print in what order,…"
"I thought that might be your emphasis. I keep feeling like I read about some stories like this, but not sure where. I read a straight SFR called Mech Man, but its not steampunk. There was a Carina Press title, I think, about a guy who had a…"
"My novel deals with this in a small way: a mind control device. Not sure if it fits your criteria though. Been mulling it. For me, loss of personal control is very horrifying. But my novels tend to be more action adventure than horror."
Pauline Baird Jones is the award-winning author of eleven novels of science fiction romance, action-adventure, suspense, romantic suspense and comedy-mystery. Her latest release is a steampunk/science fiction romance novella called Tangled in Time.
What do you hope to find at The Steampunk Writers & Artists Guild?
"A 'read' registers every time a new user clicks on a chapter. If someone comes back to read it again it won't register as they've already seen it.
Wattpad Feature books, but only if the author is willing to leave them up…"
I use Wattpad, and I have to say that I've had a very positive experience so far. I have one question about reads. What constitutes a read? Does a person just need to visit the first page of a chapter for the number to…"
The Museum sounds like a great project, and once my novel is released, I'd be happy to add it to the museum. What kind of writing work do you need done? I can donate a little time.
In regards to you asking about interviews, I…"
The world of publishing is actively changing around us. The internet is abuzz with authors favoring self-publishing their works over taking the traditional route to publication. The latest author to follow this emerging trend is debut indie author S.C. Barrus with his upcoming novel,Discovering Aberration.Discovering Aberration is a new take on the popular steampunk genre, which take place in an alternate Victorian-era setting where steam and clockwork technology have taken hold. “Discovering…See More