Tag Archives: Indie publishing

The Birth of the Kindle

Fabulous piece by David Gaughran on the birth of the Amazon Store, and of the wonderful independant publishing world it opened up for authors.

Do you know how traditional publishers pay their authors?

Neil Gaiman comes up with such wonderful quotes! I’ve wanted to be an author since I was able to read, it was something I always assumed I would do. It wasn’t until I was older that I realised it wasn’t (at that time) as straightforward as that. Once I’d written a book that I believed […]

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.…

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 […]