Happy Friday the 13th – October 2017

​Hello everyone! We are so excited! This year, Friday the 13th falls in our favorite month: October. Can it get any better for those of us who love the Spooky?  Today, you can help us celebrate. The Stitched Smile Authors are coming together to give you free samples of their written word. If you like … Continue reading Happy Friday the 13th – October 2017

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OPEN CALL / CONTEST

OPEN CALL CONTEST: Stitched Smile Publications is issuing an open call in the form of a contest. In preparation for the NanoWriMo, we're doing our own version! Starting October 1st we will take all submissions of the dark persuasion. Word Count: NOVELLA length (17,500 to 40,000 words) Deadline: October 31st Prize: Publication! (PM us for … Continue reading OPEN CALL / CONTEST

Word Association..

From the Desk of the CEO... Everyone talks about how "nice" people are. In business, there's a stigma attached to this label. "Oh, their staff is so nice there!" And then all your friends shuffle in and blindly follow the "nice" signs to the "nice" building. The problem is nice doesn't always mean that you're … Continue reading Word Association..

Invest In Your Audience

If you want to create a book and market it in 2016, then you need to educate yourself about marketing methods. These ideas need to be at the forefront of your project before you begin to pen it. Networking your contacts in the area of your expertise, your baseline of friends and family and your … Continue reading Invest In Your Audience

Being Professional

What makes a writer a professional? It's not money, though I can see where you could think so. Deriving your entire income from writing may very well make you a self-sufficient writer, but I have seen writers who are self-sufficient without being one whit of a professional. Panel appearances aren't the litmus. Not all panels … Continue reading Being Professional

5 steps for writing preparation Mark Deloy #2 Perseverance

Welcome to the second installment of 5 steps for writing preparation.  Step one was desire, where I laid out my thoughts on having the desire to write, write often, and hopefully, write well.  The second part in our journey has to do with sticking to it: perseverance.  Let’s face facts.  If you are anything like … Continue reading 5 steps for writing preparation Mark Deloy #2 Perseverance

Class tomorrow! Independent and Dependent Clauses

One thing that I love about Stitched Smile Publications is how much we're already setting ourselves apart. We offer Stitched Smile University: writing, editing, and publishing classes provided exclusively to authors and staff. I am excited to be teaching my first grammar class on Sunday the 10th on independent and dependent clauses! Here is a … Continue reading Class tomorrow! Independent and Dependent Clauses

So You Have Been Stitched Now What?

Have you ensured your Amazon book page has a great book description, amazing cover and your book is competitively priced and has plenty of reviews? Your answer: Have you looked up similar books to yours on Amazon and noted their Amazon categories and possible keywords? If yes, please input categories & keywords. Your answer: Have … Continue reading So You Have Been Stitched Now What?

How to Build an Email List for Authors

What is list building? You offer something of value for free in exchange for an email address. You can set up auto-responders which are automatic emails that go out directing the person to more useful information. This is permission marketing. You have given something to the person and in exchange asked permission to send them … Continue reading How to Build an Email List for Authors

Zombiepalooza Radio Live Presents: Bram Stoker Nominees 2015

Zombiepalooza Radio Live Presents: A Night with a few of the 2015 Bram Stoker Award Nominees 2-26-16 Starting at 8 pm EST Your not gonna want to miss this set your clocks, and mark your calender's 1. 8:-9 pm EST JG Faherty for "The Cure" (Samhain Publishing) IN: Superior Achievement in a Novel http://tinyurl.com/z277x3g 2.9-10 … Continue reading Zombiepalooza Radio Live Presents: Bram Stoker Nominees 2015