When the Force Awakens This evening I’m watching Star Wars, The Force Awakens. I’ve seen it before. My daughter and I watched it when it opened. Spoiler Alert! I’m about to reveal a part of the story so if you
Like most first time authors, I figured that once the word was out that I’d written a book, the world would beat a path to my door wanting to buy it. I’ll admit I gave little thought to marketing until
Too many new authors believe that once their book is written the sales will just come pouring in and they will make a bundle. Sadly, this disillusionment is shattered when they receive a royalty check. The honest to goodness truth
As you may know, Isabella Media is based in Newport, RI. Newport is a coastal beach town with a rich history. Today, I’m writing this on Saturday, while I’m out with my family at Misquamicut State Beach in Westerly. Westerly
Elissa is launching a new book so we are celebrating with a Facebook T-Shirt contest!
Do you have a platform? Do you know what a platform is? This blog post will help you answer those questions. So, your book is finished! What do you do now? Locking it away in a drawer is not an
Yes, it would be your first time to do self-publishing but that is not an excuse for you to commit mistakes. Committing mistakes with your self-published book can project that it is made in an unprofessional way and can be
Over seventy years ago mankind put an end to one of our bloodiest wars in history. That war, World War II was fought by brave men and women from the United States and our allies that sacrificed themselves for the
Images are the life blood of any blog, or publishing venture but acquiring them can be quite expensive as many authors know first hand. But fear not author friends we’ve got your answer with this checklist of 72 free resources
As a parent, there are certain stages we go through with our children. One stage that seems to hit every kid at one point or another is fear of the doctor. This might be because of numerous reasons, such as fear
Common Reading Mistakes and How to Fix Them Reading is a challenge for many young children. There are a number of common errors that are made when learning to read, but there are ways to correct them before they become
When we look around at kids today, the popularity of anything electronic can be easily identified. From smartphones to iPods. From smart watches to the e-reader, the world is suffering from technology overload, and the only question is; What comes
Through books, a child is taken from the confines of their reading area and into the world of a writer’s imagination. They can walk through a land far away, fly through a cloudy sky, or experience life that is different
Just because it is Summertime, it does not mean that it is time to put the books away and have a three-month break from learning. Education is a year-round activity. Studies have shown that children can lose some of what
Before you throw away your stacks of real books and switch to online reading only, you should know that there is research concerning the positive things about hard copy books. Today, many individuals are focused on getting rid of the
I have been writing this blog for almost two months now. I have written on subjects like The Second Amendment, Immigration, and Gun control. The Presidents words and actions have been topics I have covered as well. Over the last week, I have gone over each entry and have come to a conclusion: our country
4 Tips to Help You Incentivize Your Kids to Do Their Reading Developing a love of reading in your child is one of the best things that you can do as a parent. Regular reading builds comprehension and communication skills,
New numbers are out from the Association of American Publishers (AAP) on the continued growth of audiobooks consumption.
A reader dissects THE FINAL AFFAIR, an unpublished novel from the tie-in series for the popular and enduring spy show The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
I’m not telling you to turn these gorgeous millennial pink YA books into the perfect bookstagram aesthetic shelf, but I’m also not NOT telling you that.
Are you reading a comic? A graphic novel? A trade paperback? We’re here to demystify the definitions of these common comics terms.
A list of twenty-five of the greatest free nonfiction essays from contemporary and classic authors that you can read online.
We’ve compiled a list of all of the things that you need to host a Where the Wild Things Are baby shower that even Max may want to attend.
Featuring Iowa City must-reads from writers who spent time in this UNESCO City of Literature and home to the University of Iowa Writers Workshop.
Some of the best FLEABAG quotes from the show, adapted from the play, paired with books that share a similar theme of grief, guilt, hope and more.
From older series to series that have recently concluded, we’re highlighting some of the best completed romance series you can read all the way through.