Hello, everyone. Yes, I really am back here after an extremely extended hiatus. It’s been a weird couple of years for me, with a lot of soul-searching, a lot of … Continue reading Hitting the Reset Button
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
It’s very tempting to believe that the exploding popularity of self-publishing has revolutionized literature in all the right ways. After all, anyone with a computer and a word processor can … Continue reading Marketing for Self-Publishers: My Successes and Failures of 2015
NB: In case you’re interested in winning a copy of Dark the Night Descending, even though it’s self-published, I’m giving away five books on Goodreads right now! Twitter is great … Continue reading Hey, Traditional Authors: Self-Publishing Isn’t the Easy Way Out
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?
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
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
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?
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