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A Note from the New Guy

Hello, everyone.

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a few days now, but prior commitments have kept me from it. Now that I’m here, I want to take a moment to introduce myself directly.

Name’s Todd. I’ve been involved in self/indie publishing for the last 7 years.…

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Ads in eBooks

Even though it’s an idea in infancy, writers and readers are already appalled at the prospect of ads in books, but it is as inevitable as rain.

As soon as the dream of making riches as a writer fades from public consciousness (and Stephen King quits featuring bestselling writers as characters), then only a peculiar, suspect group will still be writing.…

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The Time Is Now: Independent Publishing 2.0

Independent writers have the opportunity of a lifetime. We are on the cusp of a revolution in breaking open the audience for our work. Millions of e-readers were opened under the tree, and all of us writers are standing on the sidelines watching and hoping and wringing our hands that our work will be chosen to be downloaded.…

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The Loneliness of the Self-Published Writer

Have you ever opened Facebook and not been able to post even a simple “Washed my feet today” and then looked to see successful(!) indie writers, saying clever things like “Tell about your funniest co-worker” or “What are you reading lately?” and getting 187 comments?…

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Smashwords as Dirty Book Store

Do you ever go to the Smashwords.com website, and find the first page makes you want to puke? I mean, with great regularity, Smashwords is making itself, not the Grove Press of the 50’s and 60’s, but the Adult XXX Open All Nite of the 21st century.…

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A Black Eye for Self-Publishing

You may have heard by now about the Kindle book, The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure, that was posted on Amazon, greeted with mass outrage, and subsequently removed by Amazon. My first thought hearing this was: Damn, self-publishing doesn’t need this. …

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