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?
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
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
Remember back in June, when I made all your bodkins start quivering with the news that Shelf Unbound just opened its 2013 Indie Publishing Contest? Well, prepare to be re-quivered … Continue reading Half Price Books and Shelf Unbound Indie Book Competition
Pssst. Hey, self-published authors. I’ve got a secret for you. Do you want to know how to get more exposure for your book on Amazon? Are you confused about why … Continue reading The Dirty Little Secret of Amazon Category Rankings
When I published The Last Death of Tev Chrisini in March of 2012, I was a helpless neophyte when it came to the world of self-publishing. I made a series … Continue reading Five things you’d rather not know about self-publishing
Write every day. Write when you feel like it. Drink green tea. Don’t drink anything so you never have to get up to pee. Only use the 2008 limited edition … Continue reading Seven Things You Should Never Do Unless They Work for You