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Digging Deeper Into Author Earnings

The Author Earnings team are attempting to do something which hasn’t been done before, and their work can’t be refined and improved unless there is some intelligent criticism of their approach and findings. Today I’ve invited Phoenix Sullivan to blog … Continue reading

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Author Solutions and Friends: The Inside Story

Author Solutions has forged partnerships with a long list of famous names in publishing – from Simon & Schuster and Hay House to Barnes & Noble and Reader’s Digest. Recent disclosures in various lawsuits, along with information sent to me … Continue reading

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Fighting With Both Hands

This blog has been quieter than usual lately and I thought I should let you know what I’ve been doing. I’m going to prattle on for quite a while; you might want to get comfortable (or head off to Tumblr). … Continue reading

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Bay Area Book Festival Defends Author Solutions Sponsorship

I discovered yesterday that Author Solutions was sponsoring the inaugural Bay Area Book Festival – something at odds with the breathless verbiage on the event’s site: A new kind of book fair… the largest, most innovative, and most inclusive… [we … Continue reading

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Barnes & Noble’s Dirty Little Secret: Author Solutions and Nook Press

Nook Press – Barnes & Noble’s self-publishing platform – launched a selection of author services last October including editing, cover design, and (limited) print-on-demand. Immediate speculation surrounded who exactly was providing these services, with many – including Nate Hoffelder, Passive … Continue reading

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How To Win Sales And Influence Algorithms

I’m hosting a discussion today between two authors who are using creative ways to share audiences, something which has the happy side-effect of increasing their respective sales. As I said on Thursday, I think creative forms of collaboration – especially in terms … Continue reading

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Round Up: Audiobook Release, BookBub in Canada & Amazon Launches Ad Service

I have finally returned to work after an extended period back in Ireland over Christmas – which was wonderful – and then a spell with a virus which was considerably less so. I was mostly unplugged from the internet over the … Continue reading

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