The Business of Books with Author Mark A. Calde
Mark A. Calde, who published his fourth original novel,Bascomville, a sprawling romantic family drama about first love and the dark secrets that families keep hidden behind closed doors joins Enterprise Radio to discuss the business of books.
This episode of Enterprise Radio is in conjunction with the Author Channel.
- How should you approach pricing your book?
- What was the motivation for writing Bascomville, your 4th book?
- How slavishly should you stick to your business model?
- What are your ambitions for your writing career?
- What have you written & what are you working on at this moment?
- Do you write every day, 5 days a week or as and when?
- Do you proofread/edit all your own books or do you get someone to do that?
- How are you publishing this book and why?
- What would you say are the main advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing against being published or the other way around?
- What are your thoughts on good/bad reviews?
- What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
This is Mark A Calde’s fourth novel. His first book, Shadowboxer, a suspense thriller, was published in 1976 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons New York. The Chicago Sun-Times said: “Calde pulls all the pieces of this original puzzler together in masterly fashion!” It was optioned by CBS for “movie of the week,” published in the UK and reprinted in German. His second novel, Conquest, a historical family drama, was published by St Martin’s press in 1980, and seven years later, The Solomon Stone, a contemporary action novel, was published in paperback by an imprint of Ballantine Books.
Mark, who was born in Hollywood, CA., and studied communication arts at Loyola University, has been married to his wife Shelley for 46 years; they have two children and five grandchildren.