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Will 2014 Be the Year of the Indie?

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Data is showing indie publishers on the rise for customer satisfaction, Keith West explores where this could lead.

Road to Publication in 2014

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Cedar clues us in on a host of useful tips and guides for those who are looking to publish in 2014.

Interior Format for CreateSpace

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Cedar Sanderson dives into the nitty-gritty of self-publishing with this how-to on formatting with CreateSpace.

Formatting for Createspace: The Cover

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Cedar Sanderson gives an insider perspective to designing your cover and the Createspace templates.

From Locks to Freedom

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The problem with the internet is that anyone can write something down, publish it, and present it as fact when it’s not. I have ten titles on Amazon, and another one coming out later this week. Every single one, the default is no DRM, although there is a check-box I can click if I decided I wanted it on my work. Which I don’t. Unlike Big Music and Big Publishing, I don’t think all people are thieves. I also know better than to think that DRM is anything but a challenge to hacker twits who break stuff just for jollies.

Interview with Archer Garrett

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Cedar Sanderson interviews Archer Garrett, author of The Border Marches

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

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a discussion on another publishing option for your backlist of short fiction

The Power of Free

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Face it, no-one needs to buy a fiction book. It’s not like underwear, or food, or a roof over their heads. It’s entertainment.

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

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independently publishing your stories yourself

Marketing As A Metafictional Tool: Harnessing the Power of Misdirection

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Deliberate misdirection is a writer's tool that also deserves a place in the marketer's toolkit. Here's how writers can colonize the search page, where the reading experience ought to start.
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The Art of Designing Covers

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Today I am pleased to present a guest post by Eric Gustafson, an innovative artist and book cover designer. I am still learning so...

LibertyCon 26 Report

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Home from LibertyCon 26, in Chattanooga TN. We put a thousand miles on the little car this weekend, stayed away from home for four...

Interview with Stephanie Osborn

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I chose to interview Stephanie Osborn about her writing and publishing work because I really admire her Displaced Detective Series, and I had the...

Woman, You Make Me Sick and Other Adventures in Freefall

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These offputting objects killed the novel. Let's dance. 'Cos it's more fun reading in freefall.

Opening Salvo

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Hi. I’m glad you’re here. Come in, make yourself comfortable, and let me introduce myself. My name is Keith West. I’ve been reading science...