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The global book market in 2021 was 138.3 billion dollars.  I was surprised to learn, according to Global Books Market Size & Industry Trends Report, 2022 – 2030 (, that by 2030, it is estimated to be 164.22 billion.  Let’s do an over-simplified calculation; at an average book price of $15, that is 9.2 billion […]

How do You Choose?

September 2, 2022

Me and Lola

I found some older photos today and I chuckled because nothing has changed.  Lola doesn’t go far, and when I am writing, she is right next to me.  My husky mix, Clarabelle, is usually at my feet.  In the comments below, post pictures and tell me stories about your animals!

August 30, 2022

Luka Volkov is the Renegade in my book The Renegade’s Daughter – The Life She Never Knew.  He is from Russia, but with all the suspense and intrigue, we do not explore where he is from or where he lives in the first book.   We know that he and his brother Oleg operate a factory […]

Perm, Russia

August 28, 2022

Power of Perseverance

As I wrote and published my recent book, it became clear how important perseverance is when you are working on a large project.  When you self-publish, you are responsible for all aspects of the process.  Obviously, you write the material.  Then, you need to ensure that the material is formatted correctly for both print and […]

August 26, 2022

It’s hard to start something new, and it’s hard to do something different than you’ve ever done before.  But if you believe that your new something has worth and that there is value in it, by all means pursue it with all your heart.  It may surprise you where the support will come from, and […]

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August 19, 2022

Kathryn Mathis shares about the self-publishing process and her experience recording an audiobook with Scott Lambert for

August 12, 2022