Interviews with indie authors, publishers and book service providers in the self-publishing realm

Bonnie Turner – Author Interview

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1. How did you come to self-publish? Did you try to get published traditionally?

Houghton Mifflin published my middle-grade novel, The Haunted Igloo, in 1991. I actively promoted it for a few years in elementary schools until my husband became ill and went on hospice.…

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Acronym of an Author: jaebi

The following is a brief interview with jaebi, an author who put intense thought into his name for about 10-15 minutes. Since then he’s barely given it another thought, so for the foreseeable future, jaebi will stand for “just another existential brief incarnation.”


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Eugene Wells Tries Decaf

Eugene Wells is the author of The Decaf Diet: Is Caffeine Making You Fat? in which he examines the role of caffeine in the obesity epidemic. In his book, Wells concludes that caffeine drives overeating in a number of ways and proposes two strategies for dealing with this effect.…

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SPR interviews Mark Coker of Smashwords

Smashwords is a service for helping small and self-publishers format ebooks in diverse formats (for example: kindle, epub, PDF, Palm) and distribute them through diverse retail channels (for example Amazon, Apple, BN, Kobo, and Smashwords itself). A few weeks ago I sent Smashwords founder Mark Coker a note asking if I could interview him for my site Wetmachine & SelfPublishing Review.…

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This Unhappy Interview – Marc Horne Speaks

I am a huge fan of Marc Horne. And it’s not just because he’s been known to write homages to Stan Lee or name books after Morrissey songs, or even because he’s been known to say a few kind words about my own work.…

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