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Sep.09.2013
Christiana Miller Novelist, TV Writer and mom When you first enter the world of indie-publishing, things can get confusing, fast. The learning curve is steep. And now that companies have realized how lucrative it can be, self-publishing and vanity imprints are springing up like wild mushrooms,...
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Sep.02.2013
By Alanna Brown, a LuxEcoLiving Advocate, creator of Brown House Online, and author of Moonpennies John Locke broke an independent publishing record in 2011. He was the first indie author, and only the eighth author ever, to sell more than one million copies of his books on Kindle. How'd he do it...
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Aug.26.2013
by Rachel Smalter Late last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that, even as print publishing continues to shrink, audiobook publishing is exploding. “Pretty much everybody has an audio book player in their pocket” points out Hachette Audio VP Anthony Goff, and audiobook sales have doubled...
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Aug.19.2013
Penny C. Sansevieri Author and CEO, Marketing Experts, Inc. Over the years I've heard this phrase thousands of times. Authors getting great reviews, getting awards, even local media and still, book sales aren't happening. When you have external validation, it's hard to really understand where...
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Aug.12.2013
by Scott Lorenz President of Westwind Communications. “Do book awards matter?”  YES!! As a book publicist I am here to inform you that yes, they absolutely do matter! In fact, one of my clients won the prestigious Los Angeles Book Festival award. That then led to a flurry of media...
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Aug.05.2013
We are still coming to terms with writers not only being able to self-publish but being able to get those words easily to anyone with an Internet connection and reading device or a postal service. In other words, you can write a novel, novella or shopping list and get it out in the world with...
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Jul.29.2013
Erin Kern is the author of the Trouble Series of romance novels. Like many of my writer friends, she began by querying agents and ended up going on her own after several rejections. I hope you're as inspired by her story as I am, especially if your dream is to eventually sign with a large...
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Jul.22.2013
by Joe Nobody I see a fair amount of forum traffic by independent authors concerning the topic of agents. Many indies view self-publishing as a springboard to an eventual relationship with an agent, hopefully to increase their income and expand their market presence. For me, as well as the...
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Jul.15.2013
by Joe Nobody I see a fair amount of forum traffic by independent authors concerning the topic of agents. Many indies view self-publishing as a springboard to an eventual relationship with an agent, hopefully to increase their income and expand their market presence. For me, as well as the vast...
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Jul.08.2013
I published three novels at big houses to good reviews. Now I'm my own publisher, and the media wants no part of me By Ted Heller Stick with me on this. In 2001 when my first novel, “Slab Rat,” was published and I was important for about eight weeks, I was asked to write three very short...