In the Spotlight: With Dan Poynter


The publishing landscape is changing and many authors have chosen to bring their own work to market as independent publishers.  According to Jim Barnes, of the Independent Publishers Book Awards, there are more than 1.2 million books being independently published each year.  He goes on to say that many authors are realizing that in a fast-changing marketplace, independent publishing offers the flexibility to succeed. Last month I had the opportunity to attend the first Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards ceremony in Santa Barbara, California.  Dan Poynter is a pioneer in book writing, producing and marketing and he is very generous with his knowledge which he freely shares with fellow writers about what it takes to be a successful author.  He has written and published more than 100 books (wow!) since 1969 that includes Writing Nonfiction, The Self-Publishing Manual, The Skydiver's … [Read more...]

Penelope’s Dan Poynter’s Global Ebook Award Giveaway


    Exciting News from the Ship! This past weekend we were so happy to find out that Penelope the Purple Pirate was the Winner of the Children's Picture Book category for a  Dan Poynter's Global Ebook Award!  We actually tied for the win with a great book called Bella and the Year of the Dragon by Barbara Nick.  The ceremony was held at the Santa Barbara University Club in downtown Santa Barbara. Actress Marilu Henner and Jim Cox, the Founder of the  Midwest Book Review along with Patricia Bragg, of Bragg Health Products, were the featured guests along with the man of the hour - Dan Poynter.  Mr. Poynter founded the Global Ebook Awards because he believes that Ebooks are the future for authors.  He has written and published 133 books since 1969 and is strong advocate for indie authors and publishers. My husband and I drove up from Orange County and unfortunately hit … [Read more...]