My Self-Publishing Strategy in 2016

My Self-Publishing Strategy in 2016

You might be surprised to learn that Amazon is not the only way that an indie author can distribute a book to the world. There are several options, and several distributors, each with its own set of complications and advantages. I spent weeks gathering all the...
A Statistical Look at Piracy

A Statistical Look at Piracy

In a BookBaby post from last month, Chris Robley weighed in on the ebook piracy issue, discussing an NeoMam Studios produced infographic that also appeared in an Encremento story. The bottom line: fears about ebook piracy are vastly overstated. Among the raft of...
Traditional Publishing Unfair

Traditional Publishing Unfair

The news may not be surprising, but traditional publishing offers fewer opportunities and less renumeration these days for authors in the UK, as detailed in this article published in The Guardian. Figures released by the Authors’ Licensing & Collecting...
Trust Your Customer: An Instructive Lesson in Sales

Trust Your Customer: An Instructive Lesson in Sales

In the small southern Vermont town where I live, my morning walks take me down roads and past buildings that have been around since the 18th century (including Ice Pond Farm, a farmstead built in 1792). A recent walk had me reflecting on the nature of trust in...
Forging a Link Between Writing and Money

Forging a Link Between Writing and Money

This interview by Anne Hill with Jane Friedman and Manjula Martin explores the tenuous and elusive link between money and writing, as well as the birth of a new magazine, SCRATCH, that serves to demystify the methods for getting paid for your writing efforts. Some...
EYI: The 7k Report on Author Earnings

EYI: The 7k Report on Author Earnings

Hugh Howey at authorearnings.com describes an innovative data mining study to determine whether it is in an indie-author’s financial interest to self-publish. The 7k Report ePublish Yourself Intelligence Hugh Howey reports the following: The major booksellers...

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