Stop pulling. It was a striking thought, and one that sounded simple enough, though maybe it was a bit of a strange epiphany when it comes to archery. After all, … Continue reading The Lightbulb Moment
Note: The Kindle edition of Dark the Dreamer’s Shadow is now available for pre-order! Paperbacks can be had on August 17. Keep an eye out for fun, exclusive Launch Day … Continue reading How to Make a Linked Table of Contents for Kindle eBooks
The Internet, that great and glorious money-making venture, has done some amazing things for the humble self-published author. As a marketing platform, it is unparalleled in scope – and with … Continue reading Should Self-Published Authors Get Paid by How Much You Read?
Whether you’re self-published, traditionally published, or just writing for yourself, all fantasy authors have one big thing in common: we all love being the omnipotent rulers of our own little … Continue reading World Building 101: Four Steps for Designing the Fantasy Landscape
For those returning visitors who may be finding yourselves a bit disoriented, welcome to the new Inkless, fresh from a facelift and chemical peel. Feel free to poke around and … Continue reading Goodreads Ratings and the Curse of the One-Star Review
If you haven’t heard by now, the literary world – and the fantasy genre in particular – has lost one of its most brilliant voices. Terry Pratchett died today after … Continue reading Death and Discworld: The Passing of Terry Pratchett
Note: Yes, fellow blizzard friends and horrible, mean, dry, warm people elsewhere in the country, I am writing this from under about 30 inches of snow. So far the power … Continue reading A Publisher’s Weekly and ABNA Reviewer Responds to Disappointment
Well, it looks like I got my (very irritating) ABNA experience on the books just in time. The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award is officially kaput, according to an announcement on … Continue reading Amazon Scraps Breakthrough Novel Award in Favor of Kindle Scout
Hey there, guys! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas (or at least a brief break from work/commuter traffic/annoying office mates, for those who didn’t celebrate). I don’t want … Continue reading The Top Ten Self-Publishing, Fantasy, and eBook Stories of 2014
Warning: This post contains spoilers. Lots of spoilers. Did you hear me? Spoilers. Spoilers for a book that is more than 75 years old and a movie that’s only been … Continue reading The Hobbit: There and Back Again…the Long Way Round
Web ads. Ugh. Flashy, annoying pop-ups and distracting sidebars; exhortations for products you don’t really care about; “targeted” pitches for lard clarifiers and chimney collars and one weird trick that … Continue reading Do Facebook and Goodreads ads work for self-publishing authors?
With the sudden blossoming of self-publishing, there have been various attempts to codify the movement that is leading away from (or at least providing more options in addition to) the … Continue reading What’s the difference between indie, small press, and self-publishing?