Friday, September 04, 2009


One of my friends over at Scribd gave me a heads-up on a freebie that gives a broad view of how to use the site to make money: 7 Little Known Secrets for Making Money and Saving the World on SCRIBD by Jed Diamond Ph.D. Note 9/3/10: Since instituted an access fee scam to charge people for downloading e-books, including those I have provided for free for the last ten years, I no longer recommend using their service. See my post about this scam here.

I read it off the screen because the print option didn't work, but it's only eight pages so that didn't fry my eyes. It's a decent overview, but more geared toward nonfic writers; I don't think it's not going to set your fiction writing career on fire. It does contain a few helpful tips for those of you who are interested in self-pubbing/selling your stuff online.

I also heard from the senior editor of Artful Blogging magazine, who stopped by here and asked if they can use an edited excerpt from my Journaling Hardware post in their next issue. I said yes, of course; I love the magazine and I probably wouldn't have a photoblog if it wasn't for all the terrific articles and insight I've gleaned from every issue. This also makes me very happy, because now I have the perfect excuse to buy a bunch of copies and hand it out: Look! I'm in the Buzz section! Now put down that cell phone and read!

Finally, Guideposts sent me some trade paperback reprint copies of Going to the Chapel, my first Grace Chapel Inn novel, which they'll be selling in a two-book set along with Melody Carlson's Back Home Again. Melody and I are being featured because we were the authors of the very first two books of the series, and I imagine the two-book set is a commemorative thing (to date over a million of the Grace Chapel Inn books have sold by subscription service; I wrote six of the thirty-one books in the series.) The editors are also including with the set a neat little booklet of 30 recipes from the series books which has my strawberry popovers recipe in it. The book set will be on sale at the Guideposts web site sometime in the near future; I'll post a heads-up when it's available.


  1. Congrats on Artful Blogging, how cool to get to be part of something you find inspiring. Full circle! And very cool Grace Chapel news.

  2. Could you post your strawberry popovers recipe on the blog someday? I'm intrigued.

  3. Thanks for mentioning my article on How to Make Money and Save the World on Scribd. Although I am a non-fiction writer and was offering my thoughts from that perspective, a lot of the ideas would be applicable to fiction writers as well.

    Jed Diamond, Ph.D.


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