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Self-Publishing Success Story: Hugh Howey

Hugh Howey

Hugh Howey, an American writer, started out his career writing as a side-project to his day-job as a computer technician, as well as a yacht captain. What books has he written? His smash-hit series follows a range of characters in an uncertain future, living underground in silos because the outside world is toxic. The original series is broken up into …

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AuthorEarnings.com Roundup

It’s been the week of Hugh Howey and AuthorEarnings.com, and there’s been an immense amount of coverage. Here are the main posts about the bombshell, both for and against. BusinessWeek: Is Self-Publishing a Better Road to Wealth for Writers? Howey’s data provide only one snapshot of a single market on a single day. Amazon may dominate the e-book world, but …

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AuthorEarnings.com: Self-Publishing Has Its Advocate

I can’t really do justice to the massive posts by JA Konrath and Porter Anderson, but this is a pretty momentous development. AuthorEarnings.com is a brand new site, which culls sales info from self-publishers. Authors can contribute to the project via a simple but useful survey. This is the site’s mission statement. Our purpose is to gather and share information …

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Hugh Howey’s Advice for Writers

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 started writing a series of sci-fi novellas called Wool. His stories were set in a postapocalyptic world where all human survivors live in an underground …

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Invaluable Reddit AMA from Author Hugh Howey

There’s a huge amount of self-publishing wisdom in this Reddit AMA from Hugh Howey, author of the Wool series (here’s the lowdown on a Reddit AMA).  The main takeaway is that writers need to be patient.  With all the overnight successes in self-publishing (Amanda Hocking), one might be led to think that’s the way you become successful as a self-publisher.  …

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