Category Indie publishing

The Birth of the Kindle

Originally posted on David Gaughran:
The 10th birthday of the Kindle was on Sunday, which has been met with all sorts of retrospectives. Getting less coverage is that it’s also the tenth anniversary of Amazon’s self-publishing platform. In this excerpt from the forthcoming third edition of Let’s Get Digital, I argue that the real revolution…

A Perfect 10 with Deborah Jay

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
Today, I have the distinct pleasure of featuring author Deboray Jay on this edition of A Perfect 10. Deborah is a respected blogger and author and I’m glad she stopped by to tell us more about herself. Please enjoy this special installment of A Perfect 10 If you want…

Some great advice about how to handle reviews #authors

Click on over to Nicholas C. Rossis blog to see this great post on handling reviews ūüėČ via 7 Ways to Handle Reviews: Brought to you Buy Tongue & Cheek

Authors, do you use beta readers? Editors? I have a guilty secret… #amwriting #amediting

Since I joined the Indie publishing scene back in 2013, I have read SO many times the advice, nay instruction, ‘thou shalt not publish without having your work professionally edited/proof read/beta read’. But I have a guilty secret… I don’t use editors or proof readers. Gasp! Isn’t my work trash? Well, apparently not, if my […]

This Self-Publishing Course Is Free… And Great Too

Originally posted on David Gaughran:
When I heard someone was giving away a self-publishing course, I was a little skeptical, presuming it was either some kind of bait-and-switch or an opportunity for some hardcore upselling. But I was wrong. Iain Rob Wright has done something pretty amazing. He has created a pretty damn comprehensive course…

Are you attending the #IndieAuthorFringe event? 18th March #writers #authors

Have you heard about the Indie Author Fringe, organized by¬†the¬†Alliance of Independent Authors¬†(ALLi)? This is a FREE, online global conference for authors, run fringe to the major book fairs: London, BEA & Frankfurt Bookfairs, broadcasting¬†24 sessions of author education over 24 continuous hours, so that authors around the world attend some live sessions, no matter […]

How to open a link in a new Window – and why you should #Blogging

We all want people to read our posts, don’t we? Why else would we devote so much¬†time to blogging? So in amongst your material, you include helpful links to other articles. What you may not realise is that more often than not, once a reader clicks away from your page, they don’t come back. Particularly […]

THE PRINCE’S SON – Gold Star #Winner! #TheBookDesigner #ebook #cover awards

Yay! We won a gold star! If you haven’t yet discovered TheBookDesigner.com and¬†Joel’s monthly¬†ebook cover awards, I can only say: “Why not?” It’s probably the most regular¬†education on offer for¬†learning about what does, and what¬†doesn’t, work¬†for¬†ebook cover¬†design. Every month, around 100 people enter their ebook covers, in all genres, for Joel’s uncompromising view. I suggest […]

Creativity, Sensitivity, Laziness and Courage #IndiePublishing #Authors

Originally posted on The Write Stuff:
(Reblogging here with Marcia’s permission) In which I make the point that it is horribly hard to send our “babies” out to agents and publishers, something I think is overlooked in the ongoing debate re: indie vs. traditional publishing… Would love to hear you all’s thoughts on the topic.…

#amwriting: manners and toxic professional relationships

Originally posted on Life in the Realm of Fantasy:
Working authors rely¬†on the world of the internet. We must not only have our own website, but we must also have a Facebook page, a LinkedIn page, and a Goodreads page. In this electronic world, an icon or avatar is the pictorial representation of¬†our alter ego…