Category : Publishing Industry

Written on Oct, 23, 2016 by in | 1 Comment.

 October 8th: Tamara and I drove out to Yuma, Az to take part in the Yuma County Library's Indie Author Day, organized by the SELF-e program. SELF-e is powered by Library Journal and acts as a kind of matchmaking service to help Indie authors get their ebooks into the library system. It's slowly rolling out across the US and Canada, …

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Written on Feb, 28, 2016 by in | 2 Comments.

In February 2016, I ran a week-long promotion with Bookbub. For those unfamiliar with the name, it's a service that emails readers informing them of free or heavily discounted books. It is reckoned to be the best promotional service for a book, guaranteed to reach tens or hundreds of thousands of readers interested specifically in a genre – in my …

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  Featuring the fantastic author/writing podcast: Blondie & The Brit, who interviewed me last week. It was a lot of fun and we cover a variety of topics. Play the interview You can also right click on the destination page if you want to download it.  

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Written on Mar, 08, 2014 by in , | 2 Comments.

First world problems for authors: Editor deadlines. How much of a stressor is this for the modern author? Though authors have worked with publishing and editorial deadlines ever since some ancient druid told his craftsman “Finish runes on this stone before setting sun at solstice, or Gods seek revenge!”, I believe deadlines have grown tougher in recent years. Why? Since …

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Written on Nov, 28, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

Hello everyone, andĀ Happy Thanksgiving to those that celebrate it! Just for a bit of fun, I thought I’d post a short survey about book reading preferences. If you read novels or novellas (and if you don’t why are you here? šŸ˜‰ ), please take a couple of minutes to complete my survey. I’m not sure if you will be able …

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Written on Oct, 05, 2013 by in | 2 Comments.

I recently madeĀ Ocean of Dust FREE for 5 days on Kindle. Worldwide, anyone could obtain my book for absolutely nothing. Um… aren’t I writing books to make money? Well yes… and no. Why (and how) did I make my book free to so many people? First the How Most authors, especially in the Indie scene, are familiar or at least …

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Written on Apr, 29, 2013 by in , | 4 Comments.

There has been considerable press for years about what effect self-publishing and ebooks are having on our literary culture, be it bookstores and libraries or even literary masterpieces themselves. I’m sure you’ve all heard the rhetoric that allowing “normal” folk to publish whatever they want with no agent or publisher to act as a gatekeeper for quality, will result in …

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Written on Jan, 12, 2013 by in , | 2 Comments.

Ocean of DustĀ has been out for over 2 months now. Being the nerd and geek that I am, I did some analysis on my sales. No, I’m not ready to give actual numbers so early in the game, but I did analyze what formats readers are choosing. It will be interesting to see if this data holds true after 12 …

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Recently, I was thrilled to answer some questions posed by a great writer friend of mine, Heather Day Gilbert. Among other projects, she is trying to find a publisher for her fantastic-sounding Viking novel. I can’t wait to read it. In this interview, we talk about writing YA, world building and Indie publishing. It was a lot of fun. Thanks, …

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Written on Dec, 27, 2012 by in , | 1 Comment.

Hello all, and I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas (or other holiday). A little while ago, Candace, at the fabulous Candace’s Book Blog, invited me for an interview. I had a lot of fun answering her in-depth questions about Indie Publishing. Take a look at the interview! If you’re an avid reader, or interested in the latest publishing trends, …

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