Tag Archives: self-publishing advice

The Great E-book Pricing Question

There’s more guff written about pricing than almost anything else, resulting in an extremely confusing situation for new self-publishers. I often see them pricing too low or too high, and the decision is rarely made the right way, i.e. ascertaining … Continue reading

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Using Story Beats To Increase Writing Speed

You may be familiar with the Self-Publishing Podcast – hosted by Johnny B. Truant, Sean Platt, and David Wright – which has featured all sorts of people doing interesting things in the world of self-publishing. Well, now the SPP guys … Continue reading

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Amazon Makes Life Easier For Authors of Historical & Literary Fiction

There are lots of reasons why self-publishing success stories tend to concentrate around writers of “genre” fiction, but it’s a mistake to assume that success is impossible if you write literary fiction or historical fiction (which tends to get lumped … Continue reading

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The Craft of Writing: Interview with Michael Wallace (Part II)

Today I have Part II of my interview with Michael Wallace – an author who has sold over 400,000 e-books since he started self-publishing in January 2011. If you missed Part I yesterday, that’s here and make sure to read … Continue reading

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The 20 Year Overnight Success: Interview with Michael Wallace

I have an interview today with Michael Wallace, an author who has sold over 400,000 e-books since he started self-publishing back in January 2011. Michael patiently took the time over several days to answer my questions about writing, marketing, the … Continue reading

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The Author With The Biggest Mailing List Wins

What happens when a reader finishes your e-books? What’s the first thing they see? What’s the first thing they do? Back-matter is extremely important. Presuming you have done your job as a writer well, it’s a golden opportunity to draw … Continue reading

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Can You Self-Publish Your Way to a Big Deal? Guest Post from Lindsay Buroker

Self-published author Lindsay Buroker was approached recently by 47North, Amazon’s SF/F/H imprint. Today Lindsay is here to explain how you can best position yourself to attract an offer. And, despite what you may think, it’s not all about sales. Self-publishing offers a … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Digital Released Today!

It is with great pleasure, and no small amount of pride, that I can tell you that Let’s Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should has been officially launched. It’s been three hard months to get to this … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of A Book Cover

I know very little about cover design in a technical sense, but I know what I like, what I don’t, and that I should never attempt to do it myself. Self-publishing, for me, is all about rolling up your sleeves … 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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