• Negative criticism: "Put down the spoon and the ice cream pint!"

    I’m back... I got them too a few days ago... It was too good to be true to have never received one! Because it is impossible to please everyone, people. Everybody knows. Why should it work differently for my book? My first thought was to contact every single person who said that my book was beautiful and give them the third degree. But since I did not want to antagonize my whole family, my friends and a lot of strangers, I opted for a simpler and faster solution: turn the screw on my husband. After ten minutes he raised his hands and gave up.

  • Self-publishing: How much are you costing us?

    Did you think it was going to be free to publish your book? I did. I had no idea that I was going to take my purse out of my bag so many times! I made a deal with my husband: no more presents for me: -o. I have to save money to keep up with my great passion! And that's okay. So goodbye (farewell sounds bad, come on!) Christmas gifts, Easter Eggs (fortunately I have a child who doesn’t love chocolate so I’ll eat them anyway!), Birthday, name-day for the next 5 years, minimum! And goodbye compulsive online shopping ... Bye, bye good old days ;-)! But I do not want to discourage you, no way... But, if you want a job well done

  • How to organise a book presentation

    Good morning! My book presentation went really well and I’m very proud of it. One of the biggest satisfactions was to write the inscriptions on the books of future “Shielded”. My hands were shaking while writing. I was so excited! A girl came up to me and she looked all insecure and excited with my book in her hands waiting for an inscription, unaware that my levels of excitment were much higher than hers! I thought of leaving you the videos of the first and second part of the presentation and a list of what to do to organise one (They are in Italian, sorry). Have a good day, Shielded! • Find a good location big enough to host at least 60 people. I was expecting...

  • I miei pensieri su “Darkest Minds” di Alexandra Bracken

    Ho appena finito di leggerlo e devo dire che mi è piaciuto. Come al solito si rimane sempre a bocca asciutta alla fine di un libro che fa parte di una serie, ma è proprio quello il bello! E non dirò altro per evitare spoilers… Sono sincera, le mie aspettative erano alle stelle dopo aver letto svariate recensioni online, e mi aspettavo qualcosa di più, ma la lettura è stata comunque piacevole. I personaggi sono ben descritti attraverso gli occhi della protagonista ed è semplice immaginarseli in tutte le loro sfaccettature. Alcuni punti scorrono un po’ lenti per i miei gusti, ma è un po’ nello stile di Alexandra Bracken.…

  • The pains of self-publishing...

    Buongiorno a tutti. Anche se per ora nessuno legge i miei articoli, ho pensato che devo pur iniziare da qualche parte e quindi ci riprovo anche oggi. Mi sono guardata un centinaio di tutorial su youtube su come auto-pubblicarsi, fare marketing, creare un blog, acquistare i codici ISBN e mille altre notizie che al momento mi stanno confondendo e mi pare di saperne meno di prima. Ho consumato l’inchiostro di minimo un paio di penne per prendermi appunti e mi sento comunque persa. Pensavo che scrivere il libro sarebbe stata la parte più difficile e invece avevo torto marcio. Ora viene il bello…   ARTICOLO NEL MIO BLOG: Come organizzare…

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