The next podcast installment: How to Build An Author Newsletter

Yesterday, we released our March newsletter via Substack, so full of information that we’ll be breaking it into several blog posts. If you wish to read all of it, we point you here. But today, we will start with our third column for the upcoming Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group member newsletter on podcasts thatContinue reading “The next podcast installment: How to Build An Author Newsletter”

Podcasts, the GOAT IMHO of writing

I recently provided information on several storytelling podcasts to, hopefully, ease you into the idea of using your phone or your computer as a listening device to allow these modern radio programs (everything old is new again) into your lives. Many podcast players/ streaming services (like Spotify) offer free versions. So consider the possibility ofContinue reading “Podcasts, the GOAT IMHO of writing”

Sharing my podcast expertise, from the beginning

We proposed a column to the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, sharing our breadth of podcast knowledge and our Spotify playlists. I just emailed the first sample in, and I thought I would share it with you. Podcasts to improve your storytelling I’m not really a fan of podcasts. I mean Jane Fonda on CallContinue reading “Sharing my podcast expertise, from the beginning”

NetGalley: A Starving Artist Resource for the Latest Books

If you are a writer and/or author, you have a duty to stay current. Just like any profession, the writer must know what is happening in the industry. Common advice points toward Amazon for information on trends, genres and even as a source to show what covers sell. And, of course, writers should read allContinue reading “NetGalley: A Starving Artist Resource for the Latest Books”

Social media, BookTok & Building Readership

Publisher’s Note: Hi! It’s almost 7 a.m. on a winter morning in January and I (Angel) am drinking my coffee, reflecting and sharing with you. Before I move to today’s topic, BookTok, I want to share a personal story that isn’t related to the topic, but it’s a good reminder of maintaining good habits andContinue reading “Social media, BookTok & Building Readership”

Grammar Girl may inspire a toast for the historical and fantasy writers (and how our publisher’s day job can help you grow your craft)

That title may be a bit much. But this blog post will contain a lot. We want to inspire. We want to share. We want to reassure. Backstory: The Day Job As a boutique publisher of craft books in its youth, Parisian Phoenix remains a part-time business (ad)venture. Publisher and founder Angel Ackerman has retainedContinue reading “Grammar Girl may inspire a toast for the historical and fantasy writers (and how our publisher’s day job can help you grow your craft)”

Happy New Year: Public Domain Day 2023

If you’re looking for inspiration for 2023, check out Duke University School of Law’s Center for the Study of Public Domain. As of today, works published in 1927 have entered the public domain and Duke has provided a list of them. Copyright causes a lot of confusion and questions among artists. Check out our publisher’sContinue reading “Happy New Year: Public Domain Day 2023”

My Love of Poetry is Not Gone, Part 3 of 3

Guest Post on Writing Poetry By Ruchi AcharyaPublisher’s note: As part of the Parisian Phoenix mission, we publish unique voices and diverse perspectives in print and online. So, this week, we will explore poetry with Indian author Ruchi Acharya. This is part three of three, where Ruchi offers her final two lessons on how toContinue reading “My Love of Poetry is Not Gone, Part 3 of 3”

My Love of Poetry is Not Gone, part 2 of 3

Guest Post on Writing Poetry By Ruchi Acharya Publisher’s note: As part of the Parisian Phoenix mission, we publish unique voices and diverse perspectives in print and online. So, this week, we will explore poetry with Indian author Ruchi Acharya. This is part two of three, where Ruchi offers two lessons on how to approachContinue reading “My Love of Poetry is Not Gone, part 2 of 3”

More podcasts on writing, five on self-publishing

As publisher of Parisian Phoenix Publishing, I have curated some playlists of podcasts on Spotify. I encourage anyone with questions about certain aspects of writing and publishing to check out my profile and see if any of the topics appeal to you. Some of my past discussions on this topic include Spotify Playlists for WritersContinue reading “More podcasts on writing, five on self-publishing”