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Jan.29.2014
By CL Bell    for Indiereader:  “That was back when the Internet was still some exotic pet kept in the corner of the publishing world – throw some kibble at it, watch it dance on its little leash, oh quite cute, it definitely won’t kill us in the night.” -- Gillian Flynn,...
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Jan.27.2014
by Heather Hummel Photojournalist and Professional Landscape Photographer Did you know that 96% of authors seeking agents are rejected? Flip it around, and it can be said that only 4% of them land an agent. Peruse through Writer's Market and you'll see that right alongside an agent's address is...
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Jan.24.2014
by Sarah Juckes An easy-to-follow guide to writing a cover blurb to help seal that sale to your target reader, by YA author Sarah Juckes from ALLi Partner Member CompletelyNovel.  So, you’ve got a kick-ass front cover and have chosen a suitable title. Now comes the hardest part – condensing...
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Jan.22.2014
Dr. Jim Taylor Adjunct faculty, University of San Francisco Disclaimer: Four of the 14 books I have written have been self-published with the ready admission that I couldn't find a traditional publisher to publish them because of their decidedly niche nature. The topic of self-publishing, which...
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Jan.20.2014
Randy Malamud  Regents' Professor Of English, Georgia State University Prepare for the worst and hope for the best, I tell my students. Books will probably be gone in a decade, though if we ask politely we may be permitted to keep the ones we already own; après nous le deluge. A brave new...
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Jan.13.2014
It only takes five books to see what all of the fuss is about. by David Vinjamuri Want to understand self-publishing?  It only takes five books to see what all of the fuss is about. Dust by Hugh Howey Howey made a million dollars on his own before he signed with a traditional publisher. His...
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Jan.06.2014
How Writers Used Free Tools to Get Their Books Noticed By Heidi Mitchell The popular saying that everyone has a book in them has never been truer, as the much-heralded rise of self-publishing—and companies dedicated to editing, printing and promoting books—has put the power to publish at people'...
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Dec.09.2013
By IR Staff Only about one-third of self-published authors surveyed stated that they would consider a traditional book deal.* From today’s GoodeReader… In a standing room only panel presentation at CONTEC, a fact that is very telling about how the traditional publishing industry is beginning to...
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Dec.02.2013
by David Vinjamuri For traditionally-published authors, the consistent advice from agents and publishers is “Don’t quit your day job.” That’s not the case with an increasing number of indies. The below post is an excerpt from Understanding Self-Publishing: 2013, a 46 page article that includes the...
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Nov.25.2013
By: Hugh Hart Jeff Vandermeer's Wonderbook: The Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction is jammed with storytelling wisdom from some of world's top fantasy writers. Here's some of it. What the hell is a Story Lizard? In Wonderbook: The Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction (Abrams Books, October 15...