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NaNoWriMo, Publishing and Gratitude

It’s November,  and for a lot of  writers, that means NaNoWriMo, also known as National Novel Writing Month. During NaNoWriMo, writers are encouraged to write a 50,000 word novel during the 30 days of November. I’ve never been a fan … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing Sunday: Which Writing Advice is Worth Following? + A Freebie

This week, I’ve come across an article that offered advice on writing, and which received a lot of backlash from the writing community. One was a Huffington Post article where a writer advised other writers not to write more than 4 … Continue reading

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How Amazon’s New KU Offers Authors Way too Much and Way too Little Information All at Once

We’ve seen an entire month of Amazon’s new way of paying authors of books available on the site’s Kindle Unlimited (KU) subscription service. Now that I’ve seen it, I must admit I think authors who aren’t moving tons of content … Continue reading

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Being Blamed When It’s Not Your Fault

Kid: Teacher, would you punish me for something I didn’t do? Teacher: Of course not. I would never punish you for something you didn’t do. Kid: Good, because I didn’t do my homework. So, I start this post with this … Continue reading

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Let’s Help Amazon Get This Right

I woke up this morning to an email from Amazon sent to self published authors asking them to email Hachette and ask they lower their prices. The letter had some organizational problems (the call to action was buried at the end of … Continue reading

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Brief Thoughts on Choices, Wealth and Publishing

If you have a print copy of any of the self-published editions of the WOOL series, you may have noticed something strange on page 99 of each book. Doesn’t matter which book in the series, they all have as the page … Continue reading

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Rooting for other people’s stupidity isn’t a sound business strategy

Even though I often think of myself as just an author or your average, run-of-the-mill person, as a writer who self publishes, I’m a business, too. And it’s not a sound business strategy simply to root for other people’s stupidity. … Continue reading

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There is no stigma to success; self publish if you wish

I was in a Facebook writing group the other day, and a writer there posted that he didn’t “condone” self publishing. I asked him to explain, and one thing he said was that there is a stigma to it. I’d heard … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Hachette, Amazon and the Missing Link

The news has been abuzz the past week or two over the Hachette/Amazon dispute.  The two are negotiating a contract, and Amazon, in what some are calling heavy-handed moves that hurts authors and consumers, has stopped stocking as many Hachette … Continue reading

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Indie Marketing may be able to Slash Timeline a bit

Last week, I gave a couple of the highlights of the publishing section of the Virginia Festival of the Book (which I attended in March). One of the sessions I attended, How to Succeed in the Author Business by Really … Continue reading

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