Category Archives: Business

Q&A: Why don’t I get royalties for Used Book Sales?

Q:  I see my book is selling used at Amazon, why am I not getting royalties?? A:  I regret to say that no author has ever been paid even $1 from Used Book sales.  This is because the Used Book … Continue reading

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Ronnie Boggess – Writing and Publishing Legacy Books

On August 25th, 2012 Susan Violante and Victor R. Volkman spoke with publisher and family archiver Ronnie Boggess.  After doing extensive research on her own family genealogy, Ronnie had both the vision and the goal to help others research and … Continue reading

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JC Simonds – How to Start a Publishing Company

On December 1st, 2011 Susan Violante and Tyler R. Tichelaar spoke with publisher and marketing guru Jacqueline Church (“JC”) Simonds.  She is the co-owner of Beagle Bay, Inc, a book packaging and distribution company. Jacqueline is also the author of the … Continue reading

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Publishing and Marketing Roundtable 2011

On November 3rd, 2011 we held the 2011 Publishing and Marketing Roundtable with Tyler R. Tichelaar, Irene Watson, and Victor R. Volkman.  Tyler R. Tichelaar is the owner of Marquette Fiction and author of The Marquette Trilogy and other books. … Continue reading

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Brent Sampson – Dispelling the Myths of Subsidy Presses

Irene Watson and Victor R. Volkman spoke with Brent Sampson., president and CEO of, on subsidy press, vanity press, and what authors can expect from them. Brent is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year semi-finalist. Through Outskirts … Continue reading

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