July 23, 2014

Catherine Burr's Desires and Deceptions Novel Earns Bestseller Star


July 21, 2014

Vanity publishing becomes self-publishing and gains respect?

by catherine burr

Interesting article on Amazon and author earnings reports. I'd love to delve more into these numbers. For example, how do they ("they" being Amazon) define "small and medium" publishers? Obviously self-published or indies (as they're now called) could be as little as one title, but curious about the small and medium pubs.

It's fascinating, early on, to be published on certain online retail sites (like Fictionwise), publishers had to have a minimum of titles. You COULD NOT publish with only 1 or 2 titles. Wasn't allowed. And, you needed a certain number of authors, I believe it was the same at All Romance, but I could be mistaken. It's been awhile...

And back then, indie publishers were considered "indies" or small houses and were not considered self-published, because self-published authors were another breed and were considered "vanity" authors. Back then to be self-published was a disgrace. Now, it's becoming the norm.

Time's have changed. Now, it's prideful to be self-published, who are now called, "indies."

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Just because someone can write a book, doesn't mean they should publish a book.

Writers wanting to be published authors still need all the professional editors and quality team (not someone's cousin twice-removed and NOT a critique group), needed to make a quality book. That is, if they want it to sell.

June 21, 2014

Welcome

Welcome to Cathy's World of CatherineBurr.com
I write romance novels, children's books, and parenting humor.


April 21, 2014

Real Estate News!

Call Catherine Burr for all of your Amador County real estate needs.

Visit me at CatherineBurr.com


February 10, 2014

Read My Diary


By subscribing to my blog, you can read my innermost thoughts that are more than the 140 characters that I might post on Twitter.

In my Diary aka blog, I write silly, serious, spontaneous posts; publishing news, author news, anything that pops into my little mind! I have posts that go back for years, so, please peruse and thank you for your interest! 

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All About Me!

Catherine Burr

"Write what you know, and if you don't know, find out!" -Catherine Burr


Books have been a part of Catherine Burr's life as far back as she can remember. She has written over a dozen books and has published over 118 books through New Line Press. She has written everything from children's books to romance novels and everything in between. She has been on many bestseller lists and has received awards, accolades, and critical acclaim for her writing. 


Real estate has been a part of Catherine's life since she bought her first house at 19. She is a licensed real estate agent in the state of California and loves working with clients buying or selling property.


"Catherine Burr is a genuinely gifted author!" – James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review


Children's Books
God Loves Me Too (New Line Press)
God Loves Me (New Line Press)
The Cat Who Could Count (New Line Press)
The Cat Who Found Fame (New Line Press)
The Cat Who Would Never Be The Same (New Line Press)
The Cat Who Went Lame (New Line Press)
The Cat With No Name (New Line Press

Parenting Humor Books
Motherhood Moments (New Line Press)
Motherhood is not for Wimps (co-author, Walrus Productions)
Misadventures of Moms and Disasters of Dads (anthology) (Moms in Print)

Short Stories
Inconvenient Affairs (New Line Press)
An Inconvenient Attorney (New Line Press)

Novels
Orchids to Die For (co-author, New Line Press)
Desires and Deceptions (New Line Press)
Silicon Secrets (New Line Press)

Audio Book
Wreal Writers Write Romance audio book (Hazel Street Productions)

Other Writing Credits
Motherhood is not for Wimps column for The Celebrity Cafe.com)
Non-Profit Directory (Non-Profit Development Center, San Jose, CA Project Director)
Remember Your Heritage (self-published)

Achievements:
Bestseller List Children's eBooks, Amazon.com
Amazon.com Best Seller Lists (Top 10, Top 100)
Amazon.com Mover and Shakers List
Mobipocket.com Best Seller List #1
Multi-Nominated Blogger Choice Awards
Author's Hall of Fame, Saratoga, CA
Outstanding Author Award, Book Review Cafe
Best of Silicon Valley Books
Grandma's Seal of Approval
50K Bestseller Club
Certified Catechist

All my books right here!

Books by Catherine Burr 
Click on covers for details of each book.
God Loves Me book series by Catherine Burr
motherhood is not for wimps book cover
shadow cat bookshadow cat bookshadow cat bookshadow cat bookShadow cat book Motherhood Moments ebook of Silicon Secrets Desires and Deceptions novel by Catherine Burr Silicon Valley Orchids to Die For book cover An Inconvenient Attorney   Misadventures of Moms Remember Your Heritage book cover by Catherine Burr Wreal Writers cover


2/23/2013

Catherine Burr's Desires and Deceptions Novel Earns Bestseller Star


Vanity publishing becomes self-publishing and gains respect?

by catherine burr

Interesting article on Amazon and author earnings reports. I'd love to delve more into these numbers. For example, how do they ("they" being Amazon) define "small and medium" publishers? Obviously self-published or indies (as they're now called) could be as little as one title, but curious about the small and medium pubs.

It's fascinating, early on, to be published on certain online retail sites (like Fictionwise), publishers had to have a minimum of titles. You COULD NOT publish with only 1 or 2 titles. Wasn't allowed. And, you needed a certain number of authors, I believe it was the same at All Romance, but I could be mistaken. It's been awhile...

And back then, indie publishers were considered "indies" or small houses and were not considered self-published, because self-published authors were another breed and were considered "vanity" authors. Back then to be self-published was a disgrace. Now, it's becoming the norm.

Time's have changed. Now, it's prideful to be self-published, who are now called, "indies."

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Just because someone can write a book, doesn't mean they should publish a book.

Writers wanting to be published authors still need all the professional editors and quality team (not someone's cousin twice-removed and NOT a critique group), needed to make a quality book. That is, if they want it to sell.

Welcome

Welcome to Cathy's World of CatherineBurr.com
I write romance novels, children's books, and parenting humor.


Real Estate News!

Call Catherine Burr for all of your Amador County real estate needs.

Visit me at CatherineBurr.com


Read My Diary


By subscribing to my blog, you can read my innermost thoughts that are more than the 140 characters that I might post on Twitter.

In my Diary aka blog, I write silly, serious, spontaneous posts; publishing news, author news, anything that pops into my little mind! I have posts that go back for years, so, please peruse and thank you for your interest! 

Subscribe (free!) to receive email updates from my Diary.

All About Me!

Catherine Burr

"Write what you know, and if you don't know, find out!" -Catherine Burr


Books have been a part of Catherine Burr's life as far back as she can remember. She has written over a dozen books and has published over 118 books through New Line Press. She has written everything from children's books to romance novels and everything in between. She has been on many bestseller lists and has received awards, accolades, and critical acclaim for her writing. 


Real estate has been a part of Catherine's life since she bought her first house at 19. She is a licensed real estate agent in the state of California and loves working with clients buying or selling property.


"Catherine Burr is a genuinely gifted author!" – James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review


Children's Books
God Loves Me Too (New Line Press)
God Loves Me (New Line Press)
The Cat Who Could Count (New Line Press)
The Cat Who Found Fame (New Line Press)
The Cat Who Would Never Be The Same (New Line Press)
The Cat Who Went Lame (New Line Press)
The Cat With No Name (New Line Press

Parenting Humor Books
Motherhood Moments (New Line Press)
Motherhood is not for Wimps (co-author, Walrus Productions)
Misadventures of Moms and Disasters of Dads (anthology) (Moms in Print)

Short Stories
Inconvenient Affairs (New Line Press)
An Inconvenient Attorney (New Line Press)

Novels
Orchids to Die For (co-author, New Line Press)
Desires and Deceptions (New Line Press)
Silicon Secrets (New Line Press)

Audio Book
Wreal Writers Write Romance audio book (Hazel Street Productions)

Other Writing Credits
Motherhood is not for Wimps column for The Celebrity Cafe.com)
Non-Profit Directory (Non-Profit Development Center, San Jose, CA Project Director)
Remember Your Heritage (self-published)

Achievements:
Bestseller List Children's eBooks, Amazon.com
Amazon.com Best Seller Lists (Top 10, Top 100)
Amazon.com Mover and Shakers List
Mobipocket.com Best Seller List #1
Multi-Nominated Blogger Choice Awards
Author's Hall of Fame, Saratoga, CA
Outstanding Author Award, Book Review Cafe
Best of Silicon Valley Books
Grandma's Seal of Approval
50K Bestseller Club
Certified Catechist

All my books right here!

Books by Catherine Burr 
Click on covers for details of each book.
God Loves Me book series by Catherine Burr
motherhood is not for wimps book cover
shadow cat bookshadow cat bookshadow cat bookshadow cat bookShadow cat book Motherhood Moments ebook of Silicon Secrets Desires and Deceptions novel by Catherine Burr Silicon Valley Orchids to Die For book cover An Inconvenient Attorney   Misadventures of Moms Remember Your Heritage book cover by Catherine Burr Wreal Writers cover


2/23/2013