Monthly Archives: June 2011

Interview With Indie Romance & Erotica Writer Harris Channing

I like to mix things up now and then on this blog so that it’s not all publishing news all the time. Today, I am posting an interview with romance and erotica writer Harris Channing. Some of the topics we … Continue reading

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Major US Agency Moves Into Publishing. Or Do They?

It seems like the big news stories are coming every day now. That’s what happens when you combine the disruptive power of the internet with a revolutionary change like digital self-publishing. In an announcement that is sure to cause some … Continue reading

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Are Big Publishers Losing The Battle For The Big Backlists?

Ian Fleming Publications Ltd., the company which manages the literary estate of the deceased James Bond creator and thus controls not only all pre-existing James Bond works, but all future ones too, have been in the news this morning It … Continue reading

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JK Rowling Really Is Self-Publishing: A Closer Look

Now that the dust has settled a little, I would like to take some time today to examine aspects of JK Rowling’s move into self-publishing. As soon as the announcement was made, various people were tying themselves into knots to … Continue reading

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Print Continues Its Death Spiral

JK Rowling’s announcement that she is self-publishing the Harry Potter e-books pretty much drowned everything else out yesterday, but there was some other news that should be highlighted. The American Association of Publishers (AAP) released figures for April 2011. Adult … Continue reading

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JK Rowling To Self-Publish Harry Potter E-Books

In April, I predicted that a major international bestseller – a household name – would self-publish by the end of the summer. It looks like we won’t have to wait that long. JK Rowling announced the launch of Pottermore.com – … Continue reading

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Interview with Digital Poet & Fantasy Novelist Stephen R. Drennon

One of the many things that fascinate me about digital publishing are the new possibilities afforded to writers. Traditionally, publishing has been wary of all sorts of stuff – short novels, short stories, longer novels,  novellas, and poetry. In fact, … Continue reading

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John Locke Sells A Million Books, Then Tells The World How He Did It

John Locke made history (again) yesterday when he was announced as the first indie writer to sell 1 million Kindle Books. In case you are wondering about Amanda Hocking – who broke a million a while back – that was … Continue reading

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You Never Know When Your Promo Seeds Will Blossom

I am in a wistful mood this morning. Perhaps it’s the soft summer rain. Maybe its the Joe Dassin tune on my record player. Most likely it’s last tentacles of the wine I drank last night still wrapped lovingly around … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing Myth #1: You Will Never Make Any Money

There are a lot of myths surrounding self-publishing, and part of the mission of this blog is to try and dispel them. One of the most common myths is that if you self-publish you will never make any money. The … Continue reading

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