Why Being a Bookworm is Good for Your Brain and Your Body

By evan| 08/25/2020
Any habit can often have bad sides to it. Take exercise, for example. You can work out so much that you end up injured, and doing long term damage to yourself. You can, in fact, drink too much water (yes, that’s a thing). You can both oversleep and...

The Day My Life Was Changed Forever

By evan| 06/16/2019
I had lived my whole life unable to create any written word because of my inability to write legibly or to spell correctly. I couldn’t even spell well enough to look up a word I wanted in the dictionary. I decided that this was my lot in life. I co...

My First Published Magazine Article

By evan| 06/16/2019
During my grade school years teachers gave up trying to teach me to write cursive. My penmanship was so bad they could not read what I wrote. They finally threw up their hands and said, “Evan, just print.” But, even with printing, my penmanship w...

One Last Cast—The Beginning

By evan| 06/15/2019
Whenever I’m asked to be a guest speaker I usually begin with, “I have the best job in the world. I get up in the morning, put on my fly vest, pick up my fishing rod, kiss my wife goodbye, tell her I’m going to work—and she believ...

One Last Cast

By evan| 06/15/2019
I have the best job in the world—I get up in the morning, put on my fishing vest, pick up my fly rod, kiss my wife goodbye, tell her I’m going to work—and she believes me. Bringing One Last Cast to market began when I crossed the border and mov...

The Day Trees Bent to the Ground

By evan| 04/16/2019
“Mr. Swensen, you go to hell!” Vera Stribling shouted. When morning came I returned to the Gambell Street store. I had intended to just get reports from everyone about their families, but instead, upon learning that all were okay—and after hear...

It’s A Scam

By evan| 03/18/2019
As a writer and author you may receive an email from Author Solutions reading something like this: Dear Author: We recently had mail addressed to you returned to us by the U.S. Postal Service as undeliverable. In order for us to forward future mail s...

I Got Into Book Publishing By Accident

By evan| 10/30/2018
Many people don’t know I got into book publishing by accident. I was a successful publisher of Alaska Outdoors magazine, I’d hosted a fun radio talk show, and produced a television show on the same topic. Then, in 1990, my wife brought...

How Out of the Ashes of an Awful Experience I Started My Own Book Publishing Company

By evan| 10/18/2018
Forty years ago I had an idea for a book: The Insiders Guide to Alaska Outdoors. I wrote inquiry letters to 34 publishers and received 34 rejections. I was disappointed, discouraged, and disheartened. I thought I’d have 34 publishers scrambling to ...

Almost Everything You Need to Know to Self-Publish Your Book

By admin| 09/21/2017
Publication Consultants is not able to publish every book that comes to us. The book, or author’s circumstances, does not qualify for our business model. But, if an author doesn’t qualify to be one of our authors, we’d like to help them stay ou...

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