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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 ... Read More »

AuthorEarnings.com Roundup

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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 ... Read More »

AuthorEarnings.com: Self-Publishing Has Its Advocate

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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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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.  ... Read More »