As some of my long-time readers might know, I started my self-publishing journey on a whim in 2012. I had written a book two years before, a few friends who were … Continue reading Five Questions to Ask Yourself before Committing to Self-Publishing
I visited New York this weekend, for a short but multi-purpose trip back to my ancestral homeland. As many of you know, I spent the first 17 years of my … Continue reading Home is Behind; the World Ahead
So! Yesterday was technically Launch Day for Dark the Dreamer’s Shadow, but since I had a truly awful and rotten 24 hours, which included spilling an entire 16oz iced tea … Continue reading Dark the Dreamer’s Shadow: Happy (Belated) Launch Day!
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?
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
Self-publishing authors may want to think twice about that fantastic free promotion they’ve been planning, according to the newest data from Smashwords, because it won’t go nearly as far as … Continue reading Smashwords survey provides sales tips for self-published authors
Some people say that the hardest part of writing a book is making yourself sit down at the keyboard. Some say it’s maintaining the commitment to finish your first draft. … Continue reading The pre-publication checklist for indie authors
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”
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