Great post! I do think that all the “digital publishing changes everything” talk is true for the industry itself (dinosaurs of the publishing world are going to have to evolve into birds or go extinct). But it certainly doesn’t change the landscape of the reading public. Want to make a whole bunch of money self [...]
Matt Youngmark commented on the blog post 5 creative book marketing and promotion tips with fiverr.com 2 years, 2 months ago
I also tried a similar fiverr deal months ago, both for my author blog and the Favorite Thing Ever site. They worked as advertised, and brought hundreds of new fans to my facebook pages. But facebook traffic to my sites never jumped much because of these fans — I wasn’t reaching people who actually cared [...]
That may very well be true, but due to the distribution channels, realities of ebook pricing and attitudes of e-book early adopters, many indie authors are finding that they sell a heck of a lot more books to the growing digital crowd than they ever could to the (potentially larger) group of people who still [...]
As I’ve mentioned, I love my Kindle ( I really do ), but I’m not crazy in love with the Kindle store. I went to download a book the other day, and and it seriously took me like fifteen minutes to pull the trigger. The problem wasn’t the $9.99 I was paying — I would have gladly paid [...]
Victory! Machine of Death is published by Bearstache Books, a company wholly owned by one of the editors/contributors (he primarily publishes collections of his webcomic, Wondermark). So it’s self-published in a very real sense.
Savor it — a self-published book is #1 at Amazon right now.
UPDATE: Today’s the day of the big push, and as of 9:30 am PST, Machine of Death is the #2 best selling book at Amazon.com (just below the new Keith Richards biography, and above Glen Beck). It’s also discounted at 45%, so if you’ve got an extra $10 laying around, help “The Little Indy That [...]
I thought this was an interesting way to do a book launch: The creators of some popular webcomics have a new book coming out next week called Machine of Death (a collection of short stories from a whole mess of folks), and they’re asking all their fans to buy the book on the same day in an [...]
I think self-publishers can learn A LOT from comics creators — particularly the way independent comics folks are adapting to new media and carving out new business models out of whole cloth. Phil & Kaja Foglio at Girl Genius, for example, discovered that they sell more books by publishing their comic in free web installments, [...]
Thanks for the shout out, Henry! Really, FTE probably falls under the category of “something else I’m doing that feeds into my book promotion efforts.” Some of the bloggers there are authors hoping to raise their profiles, and others are just blogging for the joy of it. Still, I maintain that I’m more likely to [...]
Just fyi, the guy has apparently had a computer crash, so the tweets he was going to do never happened. He contacted me after the fact, though, and I was able to cancel the job and get my $8 back. So the Uphype service itself appears to be above-board
Nova — I think it’s certainly true that agents are only looking for something that they think will sell, but I hardly fault them for that. It’s pretty much their job. It’s always tough when our own work is at stake, but we should keep in m mind that publishers…
Thanks for the kind words Zoe (also, I AM NOT BITCHES:)) Can’t claim that paranormal romance is really my bag, but I will say that our book looks as good as the ones I see at the supermarket, and your website is super fancy!
It’s called Zombocalypse Now (I’m not sure why my name on the post doesn’t link to my website like everybody else’s, clearly I have set up my profile weird) and you can check it out at http://www.chooseomaticbooks.com
And don’t get me wrong, I try to treat everybody with…
Put out a great, professional-looking book, and nobody cares if it’s self-published. In my experience, there is no self-publishing stigma.
There is, however, a stigma associated with bad writers publishing unreadable books, but you know what? There should be. I’ve…
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