Posts Tagged ‘free’

Free #ISBN numbers from the Government of India

February 26, 2015 Leave a comment

If you’re self-publishing a paperback or hardback, you can apply for a free ISBN. ebooks don’t require ISBNs. I found a post detailing the steps required. Very useful. Note the the address on the form has not been updated (it is a government agency. Use the one the site below provides).

Click here for the site.


Goodreads Giveaway: shipping the world over

July 14, 2012 4 comments

I’m giving away 3 paperback copies of my novel, Tell A Thousand Lies, no matter where you live in the world. Stop by at Goodreads to join the 515 people currently vying for the book (as of July 14, 2012, 9:30 pm IST).

It has garnered good reviews on Amazon (link here) as well as Goodreads.

Promotion ends July 25, 2012.  Click here for the link.

Facebook Marketing Basics: Free Webinar

Whether you’re self-published or a mainstream author, marketing matters. The VT Small Business Development Center, part of the e-Vermont Community Broadband Project, is generously offering a webinar on marketing basics, free of cost.

Click here  for details.

How To Make A Living as a Writer: Free Webinar

American Writers & Artists, Inc. is offering a free webinar. Click here for details.

Contest for Women’s/Upmarket Fiction

Chuck Sambuchino of The Guide to Literary Agents is running the “Dear Lucky Agent” contest for writers of Women’s or Upmarket fiction.

So what is Upmarket fiction genre,  you ask. (my favorite topic! 🙂 )

This from the agent judge Weronika – Upmarket fiction is “any high-quality fiction that is written for women and/or written for book clubs and/or is women-centric; may be general women’s fiction (Jodi Picoult or Nicholas Sparks), women-focused suspense (Laura Lippman), etc. This does exclude any category romances and romantic suspense.

Click here for a link to the contest.


Free Webinar on Facebook Fan Page

If you haven’t already, you might consider signing up for this webinar:

  •     How to create custom tabs for your Services
  •     Ways to use the TabSite suite of tools to showcase your Services
  •     How to use the newest Facebook and TabSite tools
  •    Best Practices for posting on your Wall and connecting with Fans


WHEN: Thursday, June 30

TIME: 2:00-3:00 pm EDT (11 am PDT. 11:30 p.m. IST)


Short Stories from Asia/ Africa: “Outcasts” Anthology

April 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Short stories are invited from writers from Africa and Asia. To be part of an anthology.

Deadline is 30th May 2011.
Topic – Outcasts (contemporary or historical, adult audience)
Length – 3000-5000 words

You can expect remuneration of some sort. Details not specified.

Click here for details.

Self Publishing Is Lucrative

March 29, 2011 Leave a comment

By now everyone in the know has to know that Amanda Hocking, who made at least a million dollars by self publishing her book, has been shopping around for a mainstream publisher.

Now comes the startling news that NYT bestselling author Barry Eisler has turned down an offer of $500,000 from St. Martin’s Press because he would rather self publish!

Click here for the story.