2014 Brings Change

Starting January 2014 there will be some changes to my blog There will be set days for guest posts, and I will do an author page to highlight fellow writers and their projects, plus a weekly update on the publishing world. If you are an author and would like to participate please feel free to message me on FB http://www.facebook.com/Aronjoiceyafantasy. Since I am a writer of Fantasy I would like to highlight that genre, but all genres are welcome. Times are changing, it is becoming more exciting by the day, and it is time to step it up.

We all have our headshots and promo pictures out in the cyber world. For something a little different add some personal photos, lets get our readers to know us on a different level. Remember only jpegs that you feel are safe should be considered. We still like a bit of privacy. You may send monthly updates for your page(pg13 please) to keep your fans in the loop. Any questions please message me at FB.

Eventually I will have a referral page for editors, illustrators, designers etc. This will be a handy reference for any writer.

Thanks once again for your support.

Book Fairs or Writers’ Conferences?

Which is better for an Indie Author?

I have been thinking about attending and participating in book fairs and writers’ conferences/conventions.  For the most part it seems most book fairs are geared towards traditionally published authors, and/or authors that are from the hosting state. The welcome mat isn’t exactly rolled out for Indies. I started to do a little research and  discovered there are some Indie fairs out there in this big old world.  The glitch is that it appears attendance numbers aren’t that great and the costs may not justify attending. Now if the numbers were high and an author could network I think the money spent would be well worth it. 

Conferences and conventions can empty your pocketbook (at least it could mine) and the additional expenses such as airfare, food etc.  could equal a nice little vacation. So what’s a newbie to do?  

I would like to open a forum on these two topics. If you as an author  or anyone you know has had current experiences with either of these venues, the feedback would be welcomed. In the meantime, I am going to dig deeper and post any stats or information related to each subject.

Please feel free to reply, and maybe together we can open up some new doors.  It would be nice to keep this going. Although I am a fantasy writer, all genres are encouraged to share.