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Mar.31.2014
By Henry Mosquera Every now and then, when I’m browsing the web for interesting articles for my blog or Twitter feed, I bump into the old “indie authors = amateurs” tripe. This is a theme that has been argued ad nauseam from both sides of the dispute. Of course, as an indie author, I take issue...
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Mar.24.2014
By Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg  Self-publishing these days is increasingly a tale of two cities. There are established authors, like Nyree Belleville, who says she's earned half a million...
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Mar.17.2014
Is there a problem with how Latinos are depicted in literature? By Henry Mosquera A couple of months ago, I was reading this piece on CNN’s website. There’s definitely an issue with the depiction of Latinos in Hollywood. Television and film have a long history of misrepresenting minorities and...
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Mar.10.2014
Everyone says the Internet's making us dumb, but writing about comics online helped me write a book about them  by Noah Berlatsky The Internet is making us stupider. So various folks often say on the Internet, at least. One such is author and humanities professor Alan Jacobs. In a short post...
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Mar.03.2014
Figures show the vast majority of authors, both traditionally and self-published, are struggling to make a living from their work by Alison Flood  theguardian.com  The publishing industry has never been so sharply divided. In the week when the erotica writer Sylvia Day signed a...
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Feb.24.2014
by Jenny Trout  Writer, blogger The Guardian recently ran a piece about John Green, and some remarks he made in a speech to the Association of American Booksellers. He gave the reasons he would not self-publish, despite his large Internet following, and all his reasons are fine. Writers...
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Feb.17.2014
Writers differ in their opinions of the revision process. Some balk at it–they see it as the “no fun” part of writing, and much prefer drafting and creation to fixing and rethinking. Other writers embrace the process and consider it an act of strengthening, polishing, and ultimately making...
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Feb.10.2014
by Suw Charman-Anderson, Contributor I’m a geek & author covering self-publishing & crowdfunding   If publishers finally begin treating readers as their end customers, it will mean cutting booksellers out of the equation, said The Bookseller’s editor Philip Jones in last...
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Feb.03.2014
by Brian Klems (@BrianKlems) When writing my book, Oh Boy, You’re Having a Girl: A Dad’s Survival Guide to Raising Daughters, I ran into a lot of roadblocks. I’d like to place the blame elsewhere, but the truth is, they were my fault (Okay, I’ll place part of the blame on TBS for airing all...
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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,...