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Pulling the plug (temporarily) on your online presence

As an independent author, I know the importance of platform building. Being plugged in to social media, feeding content to a website or blog, and connecting with readers is part of the self-publishing process. But sometimes, it feels good to … Continue reading

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Book 1 vs. Book 2: The battle for an indie author’s attention

I’m not a mother yet, but I think I’m experiencing a hint of how it feels to have two kids. On the one hand is Book 1. My firstborn. My toddler. Not even a year old, Book 1 was released … Continue reading

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Unofficially making the ‘official’ Book 2 announcement

For a few months, I’ve debated how to make an official announcement about my next book. That’s one of the challenges of being an indie author. There is no marketing department making widespread proclamations to a national audience. There are … Continue reading

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Self-publishing by any other name

A trend has developed when I talk about SARAH & KATY AND THE IMAGINATION BLANKETS with friends, acquaintances, and complete strangers. The conversation usually starts something like this: PERSON: Wow! You wrote a book? Is it for sale anywhere? ME: … Continue reading

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Launch of ‘Sarah & Katy and the Imagination Blankets’ almost here

It has been another exciting week at La Casa Barichello. On Tuesday, the proof copy of SARAH & KATY AND THE IMAGINATION BLANKETS arrived in the mail. I may or may not have spotted it sticking out of the mailbox … Continue reading

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Thoughts on pricing children’s chapter books

When I was a kid, I got an allowance of $5 per week. That $5 went toward many Beanie Babies, a handful 10-cent Now and Later candies at Mazon Market, and those big 50-cent stickers you can buy from sticker … Continue reading

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Exciting developments

I haven’t been this excited since the seventh Harry Potter book was released. I received the proofs for the first bookmarks to accompany SARAH & KATY AND THE IMAGINATION BLANKETS. (Hopefully I won’t be as disappointed in the final result … Continue reading

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