Manhattan Author John Nuckel Joins thewordverve to Publish White-Collar Crime Thrillers

Don’t Give Up Your Daydream. We stole that line from Manhattan resident John Nuckel, former Wall Street-er and current financial adviser, podcast host, and author of several titles in the “white-collar crime” genre, as well as some short stories. The idea of “don’t give up your daydream” really hits home with us. That is just one of many reasons we knew John would be a good fit for thewordverve, and we are honored he accepted our invitation to represent him [...]

Marketers with Verve: Leslie Whitaker, Party Girl

A  year or so I stumbled upon this woman, LESLIE WHITAKER, through an author connection (Greg James of the UK--crazy great writer). Leslie was hosting a book-launch party on Facebook for Greg, and he invited me to join the party. Which I did. I was blown away by the engagement. I'd never really considered such a thing for my authors before. And it doesn't fit everyone, but for those it does, it's an uplifting experience. A lot of fun, engaging the author [...]

What’s Bigger than (an) Amazon?

Folks, I’ve been in a tizzy for a long time now about Amazon’s listings of our print books in terms of availability. I’ve called Amazon. To no avail. I’ve submitted product queries, as an informed reader. I’ve called Ingram/Lightning Source, the print-on-demand (POD) distributor of our published authors’ books. I’ve ranted and raged. How can a print-on-demand book be “one to two months” out for availability? Interestingly, when I push, the availability changes to something more reasonable. But I have to push. And push [...]

Hybrid Publishing Love

Konradbak | Hybrid publishers get a lot of down news--lately and forever. There are some, for sure, that maybe deserve it. We at thewordverve have been a hybrid publisher since 2010 (incorporated officially, State of Georgia). And I love it. It's persevered with low overhead and a wealth of ideas, and a lot of "winging it." Just one example of recent instances where hybrid publishing gets the thumbs down: Tate Publishing, one of those, bit the dust. I never tried [...]