Articles, how-to’s, opinion and tips and tricks in the self-publishing arena

The Dream of an Instant Book

“I’m a reader, I have identified a book that I would like to read, and I want it now.”

Throughout most of the centuries that manuscripts have been set in type and bound into books, the sequence of thoughts expressed above would have framed an immense impossibility.…

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Help Me Pick a Book Cover

I’m gearing up to finish and release my novel.  Note: anyone waiting for reviews, sorry for the extra delay, as I’ve got a lot on my plate right now, revising my novel and putting it together.  I’m still reading and reviewing, just not as quickly.…

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One of the Many Author Sins I'm Most Enjoying

I seem to have put myself in a sticky spot: I want to be represented by an agent and sold by a publisher, but I’ve committed the cardinal sin of self-publishing. All I can say to defend myself is that if I were to have waited for an agent to say “yes” to my book, it would still be sitting un-read as a stack of paper rather than being read and enjoyed by readers.…

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On Agents and Editors

The interview with Nathan Bransford @ Alan Rinzler’s blog has a couple of very fascinating comments. The first is a comment from someone who goes by AE, without a link to a homepage:

The statement about agents becoming the tastemakers is hopeful, at best, and obviously smeared in self interest.

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Self-Published Sales Figures Don't Matter

Fact: It’s incredibly hard to sell a self-published book, especially self-published fiction.  Opinion: this doesn’t matter.

There’s a post on Janet Reid’s blog today calling out writers who mention they’ve been published by AuthorHouse, iUniverse, etc. because this implies that they haven’t sold a lot of books. …

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