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Nov.18.2013
By Henry Baum Dan Brown sells more books than Michael Chabon. Does that make Dan Brown a better writer? With the appearance of a post, Is Publishing Still Broken? The Surprising Year In Books in Forbes on Friday, I thought it timely to re-post something that our friend Henry Baum wrote...
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Nov.11.2013
There’s a sense of prestige attached to just about any movie adaptation of a book. Something about the written word elevates any cinematic venture, even if it’s about a zombie who falls in love with a nubile young blonde. That’s right, last Feburary’s Warm Bodies was a novel before it became a...
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Nov.04.2013
As an author, marketing myself is a crucial part of the business -- but that doesn't mean I hate doing it any less  By Sean Beaudoin This article originally appeared on The Weeklings. I HATE FACEBOOK. I hate Twitter. I spend a lot of time on both. At least a solid hour a day. I...
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Oct.28.2013
Romance and literary fiction are top genres as 391,000 books self-published in the US in 2012 by Liz Bury Romance and literary fiction have helped drive the number of US books self-published in hard copy up to 234,931, an increase of 59% compared to 2011.   Research by the book data company...
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Oct.21.2013
A media attack on erotica quickly spun out of control, shutting down book stores and wiping some indie authors off the face of the internet. by Michelle Fox It’s been a wild ride in indie publishing the last few days. A media attack on erotica quickly spun out of control, shutting down book stores...
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Oct.14.2013
By Mik Everett “You’ve probably never heard of them.” This phrase, spoken about an indie band, is a badge of honor: It’s one kid’s way of saying to another kid, “I’m cooler than you.” The same phrase spoken about an indie author is a dismissal. A death sentence, in terms of popularity. The...
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Oct.07.2013
By Mik Everett “You’ve probably never heard of them.” This phrase, spoken about an indie band, is a badge of honor: It’s one kid’s way of saying to another kid, “I’m cooler than you.” The same phrase spoken about an indie author is a dismissal. A death sentence, in terms of popularity. The...
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Sep.30.2013
By Keri English So what is the deal with pseudonyms?  I remember hungrily devouring The Vampire Chronicles and being utterly devoted to Anne Rice. Then I remember my delight at discovering that she was also A.N. Roquelaure and delving into the sultry adventures of Sleeping Beauty the sex slave...
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Sep.23.2013
As an increasing number of DIY authors climb the digital bestseller lists, book prizes will have to rethink their entry criteria Posted by Liz Bury   A self-published book reaching the top of the charts is losing its power to surprise. Certainly it's less shocking than...
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Sep.16.2013
As Amazon tears down the gates around literary culture, even independents are caught in the crossfire by Richard Lea   Perched on the end of a panel filled with writers who are throwing off the shackles of conventional publishing, surrounded by Kindle enthusiasts of every...