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.
This week, Steve hypes his local convention and talks to best-selling ebook writer Ed Howdershelt, plus there’s advice on writing and selling ebooks!
A story bundle for time travel addicts!
Will any Indie offerings make it on the Hugo ballot?
A profile of four French publishers
A bit of retro – recusiveness, revisiting an earlier post.
Review of Ronald Delgado’s Ficha La tierra del cielo sin sol.
Books no longer need to be treated like perishable goods, with e-books and POD, a book can last, and sell, forever.
Alastair Savage joins Achilles, Agamemnon, Helen, Paris and Menelaus before the walls of Troy as he embarks on a self-publishing odyssey.
Data is showing indie publishers on the rise for customer satisfaction, Keith West explores where this could lead.
Keith West’s massive market study has revealed that 100% of respondents say that “price” is their over-riding consideration when purchasing books. So when it comes to price – how do you allocate your resources? One ‘expensive’ book or multiple ‘less expensive’ ones?
Recently I wrote a post The Race to the Bottom, where I talked about the disturbing trend of low priced ebooks. After the post went live I had an excellent discussion on line with a number of people. That conversation made me think about the various factors in today’s landscape so it begged for a follow-up piece.
An author’s view of the current e-book pricing model.
The publishing industry is currently experiencing its own version of the “S” curve and the “boom and bust” curve
Ever since Amazon announced it’s Amazon Select program (December 2011) the plethora of free books has significantly decreased the effectiveness of this type of promotion.
Can indie authors – truly indie – be treated as artisans?
Indie authors are doing well because they know it’s all about the reader.
This is a creepy Halloween tale that isn’t for the faint of heart. If you are uncomfortable with stories in which children are threatened (or worse) with bodily harm, then you might want to give this one a pass
a discussion on another publishing option for your backlist of short fiction
independently publishing your stories yourself
What is really needed is the ability to bundle ebooks with print books regardless of where the print book is purchased.
Steve Jackson is one of the biggest names in British fantasy fiction. Along with Ian Livingstone, he was one of the founders of Games Workshop, one of the first major stores selling role-playing games in the UK. In 1982, Jackson and Livingstone brought fantasy to the doorsteps of British schoolkids with the publication of their […]
This man foresaw the NSA scandal before cell phones were even invented. So why have you never heard of him? Blame the Japanese publishing industry–which makes Westeros look like the Oneida Community.
In early June 2013, Harper Collins held an investor’s day where it presented financial data through the company’s third quarter. The CEO, Brian Murray presented more than 100 slides but the most interesting one was the following: Why is this slide so interesting? Well if you are an author you’ll immediately see the disparity between […]
“There have always been stories. Ever since the earliest days.” Once in a while, I like to be reminded that the future is pretty from where we’re sitting, the present endlessly dull, but the past is far more vibrant than any technology can reproduce. That’s a theme that seldom gets put into words without a […]
I spend a lot of time on author forums trying to Keep up with changes that are going on in publishing industry Do what I can to tell other writers what I have learned It’s amazing to me that whenever someone mentions they are about to take the step toward publishing that both self and […]
Welcome internet traveler. I will be stockpiling neatly organized bits into a collective known as a blog along this portion of your journey. Do not fear for your personal safety, as I will take great care to observe the rules of hospitality during your visit. As I am a certifiable Tech Geek, I will spend […]
Frogs in Aspic Keith P. Graham Kindle only $1.99 I’m partial to short fiction, especially lately when I have so many interruptions it seems to take forever to finish a novel. So when a collection comes my way that contains numerous short stories, I’m a happy guy. (Come to think of it, I’ve not reviewed […]
Not long ago, my publisher (Orbit) released a new work by Lilith Saintcrow, The Hedgewitch Queen and they released it ONLY in ebook format priced at $2.99. This was the first time I had seen a major publishing house do a digital-only release, but predicted there would be a lot more in the future. And […]
On January 8th, the long awaited final edition in the Wheel of Times series was released in hardcover. The ebook, however, was no where to be found, and won’t be available until April 9th. Hardcover only releases have existed for years, but where people were once willing to wait six-months or a year for the […]