Tag Archives: Indie publishing

Authors beware: A new danger for KU authors

Originally posted on K.J's Athenaeum:
Hi all, Anyone who follows me closely will know my book was removed from Amazon for almost a fortnight after they registered some unusual activity. At first I was at a loss. What was it, where had it come from? But since I have learnt a terrifying truth…

Think You Couldn’t Possibly Lose Your Amazon Publishing Account? Think Again. — Ruth Nestvold – Indie Adventures

Originally posted on The Active Voice: There’s this indie author I know a little bit from the Kboards.com forum. Her name is Pauline Creeden, and she’s an ordinary midlister, like so many of us. I remember PMing her some time ago and gushing about how particularly beautiful one of her book covers is — the one… […]

10 things #indie #authors are doing wrong (and 7 things they’re doing right)

For almost the first time since I started blogging, I missed Monday! This has to do with entering my third working week without a day off, plus a monster-sized migraine on Monday (think these things might be related, huh?), so this week I’m sharing a fabulous post from book designer Derek Murphy – you can read […]

Are you attending Indie Author Fringe? #IAF16 #AuthorEvent

I only got to post once last week because my day job kept me pretty busy – judging at the British Dressage Winter National Championships 🙂 Here I am with my scribe, at the ready… And this is what the arena looked like from my view So, after an exhausting judging stint, back to the […]

Show the Love Meme

Originally posted on The Write Stuff:
A little something for you to share, if you like.

#99c #sale DESPRITE MEASURES #UrbanFantasy and news!

  Here’s hoping you’ve all had a great holiday and that the New Year will bring success in all your ventures 😀 Countdown Sale Here we are again, DESPRITE MEASURES is once more participating in an Amazon Countdown Sale, at 99c until New Year’s Day, although unfortunately due to the unwieldy Amazon behemoth as reported in my […]

Amazon strikes again! #IndiePublishing #KindleCountdown

Authors, don’t you just love getting those emails from Amazon that tell you they are changing the rules? I assume everyone got the notification about the need to change the price of your books to accommodate the differing VAT charges in different countries? Here in the UK, VAT is 20%, and Amazon will now deduct that […]

What sort of ‘back matter’ should your book contain? #IndiePublishing #BookReviews #BookMarketing

In response to a question asked on my last post – a request for advice on gaining reviews for your book, I decided it was time to get my act together and repurpose a guest post I did for Debbie Young’s excellent blog OFF THE SHELF BOOK PROMOTIONS, as this includes one of my favourite […]

Is an indie author’s work ever done? #IndiePublishing #writing

Bit of a silly question, really. Even discounting the continual marketing, we all know the answer. Of course not! And I’ve just had it rammed home, yet again 😦 It’s now 16 months since I published THE PRINCE’S MAN, and it’s all gone smoothly. More than 60 reviews, 44 of those 5* 😀 And not […]

#Loncon3 – THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE PANEL ABOUT INDIE PUBLISHING, WITHOUT AN INDIE PUBLISHER ON THE PANEL

Alternative Publishing Models Panel discussion at Loncon3 Perhaps my title is a bit unfair – there were a number of topics on the agenda for this panel, it just seems ironic that – no, let me get into that after you’ve read the following description for yourself: ‘Between the disappearance of independent bookshops, the dominance of […]