In the Spotlight :: Author Chris Pedersen

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Today I am writing about one of my favorite authors!  We met through the app world  a few years back and Chris is one of those people who really works hard at providing quality storybook apps and books.  She is also a big supporter of other authors and is always willing to help out a fellow author!  She is the author of the popular The Prisoner of Carrot Castle and recently released a new Middle Grade chapter book Ethan Blecher Braves a Bully for children who can read on their own but not quite ready for the larger Middle Grade chapter books.  It is the perfect book for this in-between stage.  She says it is geared for children ages 5-8 years of age and is about a boy, Ethan, who stands up to the local bully.  Bullying is a something that most of us had experienced in some form in grade school and I think it is such an important life lesson to teach our kids how to handle this … [Read more...]

In the Spotlight with Brian Felsen, CEO of BookBaby

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  If you are a self-published author you have probably heard of BookBaby.  They can convert your book (or manuscript) into an eBook for a very reasonable price and help with getting your book into major distribution channels.  With so many authors opting to go this route it is great to have BookBaby around.  One of the things I like about this company is that they charge you a flat up-front fee and that's it.  They don't take a percentage of your sales once it becomes available as an eBook.  There are not many services around that do that.  Having an innate sense of curiosity about the people behind the companies I like - I wanted to find out more about the person who created Book Baby.  In my eyes, this person and company is helping to realize people's dreams.  How many people wish they could write and publish a story they might have been working on forever.  Well, BookBaby can … [Read more...]