All posts tagged: Self Publishing

Do You Know a Good Book When You See One? Self-Published Authors Want to Know!

In the ever-changing world of publishing and book marketing, there is still a stigma attached to self-publishing, even by authors who are established with mainstream publishing companies. As big box bookstores like Borders close their doors, and at a time when e-books are outpacing print books, why is it embarrassing for an author or a publicist to announce a book as being self-published? Is it the perception that in order to be a credible author you must have the “blessing” of a traditional publisher to feel you have created something successful; and do readers really care anymore? Authors continue to have their works rejected by traditional publishers and find that to get those works into the hands of readers, self-publishing is the alternative. Although there are no prepaid advances and an upfront investment is made by the author, there must be a consensus that self-publishing has worth. A good book is a good book, and readers want to read a good book, period.  Moreover, success stories of first-time authors making a good living on a .99 …

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A New Literary World: Success of Self-Publishing, BLOODSTAINS and Jeff Mudgett

What defines success of a first time author? For Jeff Mudgett, author of BLOODSTAINS, his first published work, success comes in various forms; book sales, recognition, and cold hard cash! His foray into publishing his first book took many turns, including turning down an offer by a traditional publisher. To self-publish was his decision, it was good for him, and for his book, which is currently being developed as a major Hollywood movie, the dream come true for most authors. Taking his words from the page to Hollywood, Mudgett has a lot to share and teach, and is willing to do it so other new authors will be able to duplicate his successes, and avoid  his pitfalls and mistakes. He speaks to writer’s groups, classes and conferences, not only about the information contained in BLOODSTAINS, but his process in becoming a successful, self-published author. Anyone who seeks to make a living as an author knows it’s a long stretch to reach a form of success for your first book, especially with the competition which is now engaged, and the …

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“The devil in the White City” Meets “The Shining”, BLOODSTAINS is the Story

On Saturday, November 16th, BLOODSTAINS author, Jeff Mudgett, was in the company of over 50 of the best male mystery writers at the Men of Mystery event in Irvine, California. The annual event combines the best of  writers with their readers and fans for a day of meeting, greeting, lunching, and autograph sessions. The invited authors were asked to give a 1 minute introduction of themselves and their latest book. Only 1 minute and that’s all! How could a wordsmith keep it to a minute? Jeff Mudgett’s was the best byline of the day, and he delivered with 30 seconds to spare! “IMAGINE! It’s revealed to you that you’re the direct descendant of the devil in the White City!” This is the story of BLOODSTAINS. Following gasps throughout the audience, Mudgett politely handed back the mic and left attendees with gaping stares, wondering why he didn’t explain the statement and continue his 1 minute opportunity to speak. The crime genre savvy audience was well aware of the story in The Devil in White City, the …

Dying to Live: Running Backwards through Cancer, Lupus, and Chronic Illness, Amy Susan Crohn, ImaginePublicity

Amy Susan Crohn and DYING TO LIVE Featured on Indies Unlimited

Independent author, Amy Susan Crohn, and her book, DYING TO LIVE: Running backwards through cancer, Lupus, and chronic illness is the featured book on the website, Indies Unlimited. Indies Unlimited is a platform for engagement between indie authors and their readers, and much more. Indies Unlimited’s website contains a treasure chest of information, not only about books, publishing and book marketing, but also the good, bad and ugly of the ever evolving industry pointing authors and readers to helpful sites, and exposing those who aren’t so helpful. Monday, September 30, DYING TO LIVE will be discovered by independent readers looking for a memoir with long lasting value. DYING TO LIVE is not only  the author’s story, but the reality of millions who suffer from chronic illness brought on by childhood maltreatment, abuse or neglect. Indie Unlimited readers will walk through Amy’s childhood, and adulthood, “running backwards” through her experiences and ending with valuable solutions. Since it’s launch, DYING TO LIVE has been an inspiration to others who recognize their own experiences within the pages, not only with their …

Jeff Mudgett, Bloodstains, ImaginePublicity

Crime Wire: BLOODSTAINS Author Jeff Mudgett!

You can hear Crime Wire   Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Eastern.  Please visit our Crime Wire Website. Together we can make a difference. LISTEN LIVE or to the PODCAST Yes, a new look, a new host, but the same quality show!  Bloodstains is the startling tale of one man’s search for the truth after inheriting the personal diaries belonging to his great-great-grandfather who he discovers was America’s first and most notorious serial killer Herman Webster Mudgett. Better known by his alias H.H. Holmes, Mudgett was the mass murderer who struck terror into the nation by being the proprietor of the infamous Murder Castle and stalking the streets of Chicago during the 1893 World’s Fair. During his incarceration awaiting execution, well over a century ago, Holmes admitted killing 27 innocent victims, but the evidence the author locates indicates hundreds more likely. From his investigation, Jeff Mudgett, the direct descendant, learns that Holmes’ reign of terror was worldwide and not limited to Chicago as has been so widely believed. Based upon never before revealed historical facts, Jeff pieces together a dynamic and extraordinary puzzle, including …