Whether you’re blogging, Facebooking, Instragramming, Tweeting, or (heaven help us) Snapchatting, social media is a primary part of our current cultural experience as well as a great way to make … Continue reading The top ten Twitter hashtags for writers
Despite the growing popularity of self-publishing, the low cost of bringing a book to market, and the expansion of opportunities to distribute, promote, and share ideas with audiences larger and … Continue reading Should the “Indie Author Manifesto” define self-publishing?
Hello again, m’lords and ladies. Today, I’d like to talk to you about the state of the industry that we all know and love. Publishing, just like every other business … Continue reading Howey says nothing new about self-publishing, but should we listen?
Note: I’m sorry for the lack of posts last week, but I was fighting off a sinus infection. Everything should be back to normal for now. Rumors of the death … Continue reading Half of readers own a tablet, but just 4% are “e-book only”
If there’s one thing readers complain about when the words “self-published book” enter the conversation, it’s visual quality. Inside and especially outside, authors who may have a wonderful grasp of … Continue reading Yea or nay: MS Word book cover templates for self-publishers
So remember when I said that there was a whole boatload of self-publishing going on in 2012? Turns out there are a lot more best-sellers than you might think. Self-published … Continue reading 25% of Kindle books are self-published, but not for the money
You’ve waited patiently for months to hear which books topped the list of the second annual Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Competition. Wait no longer, people of Internetlandia! The answer … Continue reading Shelf Unbound Writing Competition Winners!
Hey, guys! I hope you’ve all enjoyed your first week of noveling madness, and haven’t yet been banned from your local coffee shop for scaring the children with your creepy … Continue reading WordPress authors talk NaNoWriMo and what happens after
Ready or not, here comes Netflix for e-books. Oyster is the new kid on the content delivery block, offering access to more than 100,000 e-books for a monthly subscription price … Continue reading Yea or nay: Oyster subscription e-book service
Last week, the results of the Writer’s Digest 21st annual Self-Published Book Awards were announced. I didn’t win. It was a hundred bucks down the drain and a predictable bit … Continue reading Fantasy cover art: It figures…or does it?
When people say there’s stiff competition in the indie publishing world, they usually just mean it as a really ineffectual way to temper a new author’s disappointment at not bursting … Continue reading Wait, there were HOW many self-published books in 2012?!
Forgive me, Miss Manners, but I think it’s time to talk about cash. It may be polite to tiptoe around the subject, but I know all too well that authors, … Continue reading The real(ly ridiculous) cost of self-publishing