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nina-amir's picture
Mar.25.2011
Here's the latest news in the world of e-book self-publishing: Bestselling thriller author Barry Eisler turned down his traditional publishers $500,000 contract for two books and will instead self-publish his next novel. After a bit of prompting from his daughter, he self-published a short...
cliff-burns's picture
Nov.25.2010
Of course, I had to pick a night that happened to be in the middle of a frigid patch of weather only a penguin could safely endure.  Never mind, forge on, boats against the current and all that. The launch of my new novel Of the Night went off without a hitch and except for that arctic air mass,...
nina-amir's picture
Nov.22.2010
I frequently get asked, “What, if any, benefit is there to traditionally publishing a book?” This question typically comes from an aspiring writer who has just learned they must do the same amount of promotional work to help sell their book if they land a contract with a traditional publishing...
kristen-j-tsetsi's picture
Nov.12.2010
I'm excited to announce my novel "Homefront," originally self-published, has been picked up by a small trade publisher and is scheduled to release in Spring 2011 under a new title. "Scheduled" is used loosely - the original schedule was for a Feb. 2011 release, but, as I...
cliff-burns's picture
Sep.22.2010
How would you like an advance look at the cover art of my next novel, Of the Night? Australian artist Adrian Donoghue came up with the original image and our designer, Chris Kent, adapted it and created a "look" that I absolutely love. Of the Night is part of a cycle of tales and novels...
kevin-arnold's picture
May.03.2010
I was honored to teach at Gold Rush Writers this weekend.  Antoinette May did a magnificent job of keeping seventy people continually challenged.  We had more participants with higher evaluations than ever before.  Some items that got buzzed up: >  Fiction is getting shorter, again.  Forget...
LauraJWRyan's picture
Oct.10.2009
In a field of stones there are big ones and little ones...and here I am, the little stone wedged in between the big ones...I am an independent author, independently published. Field Stone Press got its name from those beautiful old bones of the earth, their composition an amalgam of the ages, we...
kristen-j-tsetsi's picture
Sep.17.2009
Welcome to the Backword Books contest. Grand Prize: A package of seven books by Backword authors: Homefront by Kristen Tsetsi, Spam & Eggs by Andrew Kent, The Brightest Moon of the Century by Christopher Meeks, Threshold by Bonnie Kozek, Broken Bulbs by Eddie Wright, Waiting for Spring by RJ...
kristen-j-tsetsi's picture
Aug.03.2009
Over at Backword Books, a blog post addressing J.A. Konrath's idea of what makes a "confident" writer has, so far, inspired 44 comments. Are indie publishers "confident" writers? Are they legitimate? Are you only legitimate when an agent or publisher says you are? What do YOU...