A nice piece in Wired about the changes in publishing, which starts with Hugh Howey’s story:
While working in a bookstore in Boone, North Carolina, back in 2011, a 36-year-old college dropout named Hugh Howey […]
A pretty brutal assessment of Author Solutions at Let’s Get Digital:
You see, Author Solutions’ modus operandi is pretty despicable, and they’ve been badgering, swindling and confusing writers out of money—and […]
This is pretty bad news for self-publishers, given that many self-publishers are digital-only:
Sixty-one percent of book purchases by frequent book buyers take place online, but only seven percent of those […]
A good post and discussion at Rachelle Gardner’s blog: 5 Surprises About Self-Publishing. This leaps out:
4. I overestimated my ability to sell books. I have lists of bookstores at which I’ve done appearances, […]
Jane Friedman has a provocative post about self-publishing that has the potential to rekindle age-old genre wars: whether or not genre is “serious” fiction. But that’s not really what she’s getting at. Her point […]
An interesting announcement by Lulu, posted on their blog.
Effective January 15, 2013, Lulu will no longer offer Adobe’s Digital Editions DRM as an option when publishing or revising eBook content in EPUB and PDF […]
I released Part II of my novel. See here: http://www.theamericanbookofthedead.com/2012/12/24/part-ii-is-out/
Via the New York Times:
Big publishers have been tentative about entering the market, partly for fear of tarnishing their brand by allowing content they have not reviewed to be published under their name.
For months, Bluehost told me there was something wrong with the site which was causing the site to run slowly. After months of tweaking the site, they realized it was a hardware problem on their end and have migrated SPR to a new server. So: good news is the site should run fine now for everyone.
Sorry about the junk email. Her account’s been deleted.
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