Here we are six months from launching my Kickstarter campaign with an idea for a book, not nearly the final manuscript, and RIP Corey: My Friend Died and It Sucks! is born thanks to TEAM BAIPA! We’ve come a long way, baby! From a jumble of … [Read more...]
Carol Shelton Reads from Slippery Slope June 10 at Book Passage
Join Carol Shelton Saturday, June 10, 2 pm at Book Passage for the launch of her new book, Slippery Slope. … [Read more...]
Hybrid Meeting a Success
On Saturday, May 6, fifty-plus BAIPA members gathered at the Key Room in Novato. It was the first in-person meeting since the pandemic hit in March 2020. It was also the first hybrid meeting for BAIPA with about twenty members attending on … [Read more...]
Need a Free Book Trailer? Try Canva
Keeping up with all the tools available to help with book marketing is hard, and you can certainly get stuck deciding which technology will be most useful. Recently, when I wanted a short video to promote a new project, I was surprised to find the … [Read more...]
New Book Offers Solutions to Long COVID Sufferers
It was the COVID pandemic and my clinic — which was already booked to the brim with fatigued patients — started to overflow with COVID survivors. They had developed what would later be called COVID PACS, or Post Acute COVID Syndrome, commonly known … [Read more...]
Have you tried listing your book with Google Play recently?
I just came across this updated article from Reedsy, with detailed instructions for indie authors and how they can get their books set up in Google Play. It is certainly comparable to what you need to do with Amazon and Draft2Digital, with maybe a … [Read more...]
Substack for Authors: What’s All the Fuss?
Substack has been generating a lot of chatter in author communities recently. For good reason, it's catching attention as an enticing new tool for building your author platform, and in turn selling more books. I took a look at what all the fuss is … [Read more...]
Sausalypso Houseboat Wars Murder Mystery Opens in Tam Valley on March 3
Three years ago, at the beginning of the pandemic, I wrote a murder mystery play for my local community theater troupe, the Tam Valley Players, not realizing it would be years before we returned to live theater. Now it has been years and I am … [Read more...]
My Test of AI Translation Software
I tried the web version of the DEEPL app suggested for the translation as a test — and I already have a rough draft of the book in Spanish, which I speak and read. I am looking at the manuscript right now, and it is actually very much on … [Read more...]
Translation: So What’s the Big Deal?
During a recent discussion about the role artificial intelligence can play in delivering translations, the topic of the differences between translations of different genres of work arose. I view translation as more than just the mechanical exchange … [Read more...]
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