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

"Anyone can self-publish": Not true.

The Leap from Self to Traditional Publishing

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...

Surfing The Hybrid Wave of Publishing

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

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

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

Epic Fantasy Analysis September 27, 2013

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...

Read the Contract

The time has come, my friends, to talk of cabbages, and sealing-wax, of walruses and kings... and of contracts, those sheets of paper that...

What Traditional Publishing Can Learn From Self-publishing

One of the first things you learn as a traditionally published author is that you have very little control over a great many things...
Reading and signing

Why I Do What I Do

I have been asked several times in the last week alone about indie publishing. Before I talk about what I'm doing, and why, let...

Publishing: Let’s stop comparing apples and oranges

Ever since the Taleist Report (a survey of 1,000 self-published authors) came out I see it everywhere.  Online comments or articles saying most self-published authors...

50 Shades of Self-publishing

Okay, so maybe there aren't fifty shades, but I've yet to do a "50-shades of gray" take-off in a blog post so this seemed...

Oh How the Times Have Changed

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...

How Much Will They Pay? Pricing E-books for Fun and Profit

Since my first time up at bat I discussed how to know when you should self-publish, it is now time to answer the second...

Hybrid Authors: The Best of Both Worlds

I've been exclusively published through a small press. I've been exclusively self-published. I've been exclusively traditionally published. But I'm about to go "hybrid" and...

Don’t Quit Your Day Job – Traditional Publishing by the Numbers

If you've ever considered becoming a writer, surely you've heard the old expression, "Don't quit your day job." But what can you really expect...
Many paths

Publishing Options – Many Choices Now Viable

Many fans of fantasy & science fiction have dreams of joining the ranks among their favorite authors someday. But as little as five years...