ebooks have enabled new opportunities for both traditional and self-published authors. Barriers to entry have been lowered, gatekeepers have expanded and both readers and writers are benefiting from this brave new world.
There is a legal idiom that goes like this: “the value of a thing is that which that thing will bring”. Michael J Sullivan has a few thoughts.
Today, Amazing Stories is pleased to offer you an excerpt from Michael J. Sullivan’s latest, much anticipated and highly praised novel The Age of Myth. Michael has been a long-time contributor to Amazing Stories, where […]
MIchael J. Sullivan is looking to help new authors with a contest!
MIchael explains how marketing your book is like a Presidential hopeful going to the down dump to drum up support.
Good advice from a successful professional is hard to come by. But we deliver!
Authors: Use this portal to get magically transported to a world of information!
Success requires hard work and dedication – even for indie authors
Being an indie author requires more skills than “author”
If you think being an “Indie Author” means going it alone – better read this!
“Anyone can self-publish”: Not true.
Watch your royalty statements and understand the terms – before signing!
Today’s post is prompted by two events: My wife was filling in for me on a writer’s panel this weekend (I got a bad fish that gave me a bit of food poisoning) I’m counseling […]
Michael touts a new tool for crowdfunding projects
Michael, our in-house expert on all things Hachette and Amazon, braves the slings and arrows to ‘splain some things to us.
Who is going to win the Book Subscription War (I)?
Hachette. Amazon. One need say nothing more to gain the attention of writer’s everywhere. Sullivan’s take on author manipulation.
More great background on the business of selling books!
Michael J Sullivan Champions Reading Rainbow’s Kickstarter
No matter what happens between Amazon and Hachette, literature will still exist.
Amazing Stories’ resident expert on publishing indie, traditional and seemingly every other outlet, weighs in on the Amazon-Hachette dispute.
As if we didn’t have enough to deal with already…Hatchette and Amazon are locking horns.
One book does not a writing career make. Advice on considering a writing career from an author who walks the walk and talks the talk.
Hadrian discovered the most fascinating thing about plummeting in total darkness wasn’t the odd sense of euphoria from the free fall or the abject terror from anticipating sudden death but that he had the time […]
Important, timely and valuable information on obtaining book translations; your market may just be in another language!
Should there be a ban on calling indie writers authors? Michael J. is just a bit ticked off by the suggestion.
There has been a bunch of news lately about subscription services and books…the so called “Netflix for Books.” The premise is simple, you pay a monthly fee and then you pick books from their library. […]
Michael dives even deeper down the rabbit hole of author’s earnings.
Part 2 of Michael’s examination of earnings in the field of authorship.
How much does an author actually make traditional publishing versus self-publishing? Well, the data is hard to find.
Michael J. Sullivan is a speculative fiction writer who has written twenty-five novels and released nine. Eight of his fantasy books (The Riyria Revelations, and The Riyria Chronicles), were published by Hachette Book Group’s Orbit imprint. Hollow World, a science-fiction thriller was released by Tachyon Publications. The first four books of his new series, The First Empire, has sold to Random House’s Del Rey imprint, and the first book is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2016. He can be found on twitter, through his blog www.riyria.com, and on his facebook page and his publisher’s page for the series.