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!
Monster Hunting is Mordecai’s business. Getting sales is John’s.
Success requires hard work and dedication – even for indie authors
Being an indie author requires more skills than “author”
“Anyone can self-publish”: Not true.
Keith West begins a series looking at “teaser” fiction from the indie publishing world.
Keith takes a break from reviewing and asks readers a question.
A review of some current crowdfunding publishing projects
An inside look at the process of developing a cover for a self-published book
Alastair Savage’s Self-publishing odyssey comes to an end with the publication of The Adventures of Siskin and Valderan
Hachette. Amazon. One need say nothing more to gain the attention of writer’s everywhere. Sullivan’s take on author manipulation.
Fraught with peril and nail-biting anticipation, launching a new book is always exciting.
Alastair Savage’s Self-Publishing Odyssey moves on to stage 4: Designing the cover.
Should there be a ban on calling indie writers authors? Michael J. is just a bit ticked off by the suggestion.
an interview with the unstoppable game designer, author and illustrator – Gary Chalk.
What does an editor do and why is one important? David fills us in.
Publishing is changing in big ways. Nina offers advice on how to hang ten while surfing that wave to success!
How do you get anyone to look at your book? When I was an in-house editor, I was very aware that it was difficult to get anyone to read a submission from a member of the public. The reality is that most editors are extremely busy and continually up against time pressure.
There’s been something going on in the publishing business the last several years, and it’s nothing less than what I’ve been calling a Neo-Pulp Electronic Revolution.
Alastair Savage joins Achilles, Agamemnon, Helen, Paris and Menelaus before the walls of Troy as he embarks on a self-publishing odyssey.
Michael weights in on Brenna Aubrey’s decision to turn down a six-figure advance.
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?
Last week I did a post entitled: Dear Publishers, listen to authors and put reader’s first where I held traditional publisher’s feet to the fire for things they were doing wrong and I thought they should address. But I’m an equal opportunity finger-wagger, so today I’ll put the shoe on the other foot and turn my attention […]
Sorry, I ran this data a few days ago but didn’t have time to finish the analysis. Once again it’s time to take a closer look at the Amazon’s Epic Fantasy Bestseller list for the Kindle. The data for this post was taken on 09/27/2013. Traditional publishing continues its majority presence, but just barely (51% of […]
Cedar Sanderson interviews Archer Garrett, author of The Border Marches
a discussion on another publishing option for your backlist of short fiction
This is part two of Eric Gustafson’s guest post for me on covers. It’s a huge topic, and even if you aren’t responsible for your own covers, you should understand how a bad cover can tank your book, and fight for a better one. You can find Eric here, to ask questions and check out […]
Just a few housekeeping items before I get into the subject of this month’s post. I am happy to announce that my latest vampire novel came out last week and is available on Amazon.com (U.S., U.K., European sites, Japan, and India). Click for the paperback or for the Kindle version, or you can search the international sites for Blood […]