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VCON, HOWDERSHELT REVIEW AND MORE ON SELF-PUBLISHING!

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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!

The Joys of Self-Publishing

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Monster Hunting is Mordecai's business. Getting sales is John's.

Myths of Publishing: Anyone Can Self-publish, Part 4

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Success requires hard work and dedication - even for indie authors

Myths of Publishing: Anyone Can Self-publish, Part 3

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Being an indie author requires more skills than "author"

Myths of Publishing: Anyone Can Self-publish, Part 1

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"Anyone can self-publish": Not true.

Indie Book Review: “Passing in the Night” by Michael Kingswood

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Keith West begins a series looking at "teaser" fiction from the indie publishing world.

Biting Off More Than I Can Chew

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Keith takes a break from reviewing and asks readers a question.

Kick-starter Continues to be Used as a Publishing Strategy

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A review of some current crowdfunding publishing projects

Self Publishing: Evolution of a Book Jacket

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An inside look at the process of developing a cover for a self-published book

AMAZING PEOPLE: Alastair Savage’s The Adventures of Siskin and Valderan Now...

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Alastair Savage's Self-publishing odyssey comes to an end with the publication of The Adventures of Siskin and Valderan

On Books Being “Special”

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Hachette. Amazon. One need say nothing more to gain the attention of writer's everywhere. Sullivan's take on author manipulation.

Self-Publishing Odyssey: Part 5 The Launch

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Fraught with peril and nail-biting anticipation, launching a new book is always exciting.

Self-Publishing Odyssey: Part 4 Designing the Cover Image

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Alastair Savage's Self-Publishing Odyssey moves on to stage 4: Designing the cover.

On Writers and Authors

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Should there be a ban on calling indie writers authors? Michael J. is just a bit ticked off by the suggestion.

Interview With Gary Chalk, Fantasy Artist, Author and Games Designer

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an interview with the unstoppable game designer, author and illustrator - Gary Chalk.

¿Qué se necesita para ser un editor?

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What does an editor do and why is one important? David fills us in.

Surfing The Hybrid Wave of Publishing

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Publishing is changing in big ways. Nina offers advice on how to hang ten while surfing that wave to success!

Self-Publishing Odyssey: Part 2 Agents and Editors

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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.

The Neo-Pulp Electronic Revolution

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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.

Self-publishing Odyssey: Part 1 The Decision

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Alastair Savage joins Achilles, Agamemnon, Helen, Paris and Menelaus before the walls of Troy as he embarks on a self-publishing odyssey.

It’s Not About the Money…It’s About the Contract, Timing, and Price

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Michael weights in on Brenna Aubrey's decision to turn down a six-figure advance.

Beating Today’s “S” Curve (or Why an Editor is Every Writer’s...

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The publishing industry is currently experiencing its own version of the “S” curve and the “boom and bust” curve

Some Thoughts About Free Ebooks

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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.

INDEPENDENT BOOKS – 100% DIY?

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Can indie authors - truly indie - be treated as artisans?

Dear Self-published authors, it’s your turn to listen up

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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...

Epic Fantasy Analysis September 27, 2013

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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...

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
Eric Gustafson Cover

Part Two of the Art of Covers

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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...

Planet Blüd

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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...