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robert-earle's picture
Oct.29.2011
I finally have managed to launch publication of The Man Clothed in Linen on Amazon and Barnes and Noble...but it's been a struggle, and I have a lot more to do. Here are some of my experiences: I tried Scrivener as a means of formatting my Word document as an ebook.  It was way too complicated...
hannah-davis's picture
Sep.27.2011
Monday, September 26, 2011 alternative title:  The Internet is Evil Incarnate My daily writing schedule requires me to write 1,000 words - be they free writing, plot details, character traits and flaws, or actual text.  Like many other writers, I get stuck occasionally and need to take...
christopher-meeks's picture
Sep.06.2011
After I wrote about the challenges of marketing literary novels (see my previous post here),  I asked if anyone knew of an author writing a literary book that’s done what Amanda Hocking, J.A. Konrath, and other eBook superstars have done. A reader on Kindleboards told me about Darcie Chan and...
brian-moreland's picture
Aug.20.2011
My favorite local book store, Borders, where I used to love to hang out and buy books, has recently closed its doors, as are all the Borders stores across America. Today, I discovered another local independent book store, Legacy Books, which did a lot for the community of authors and book lovers...
arthur-slade's picture
Aug.01.2011
Amazing new stupendous ebook developments this month! Okay, maybe that's a bit of an overstatement, but I have discovered that "free" sells. Or at least it leads to numerous downloads. About the middle of June I made this book free on iBooks and Smashwords: And now it's free on Kindle...
katherine-holmes's picture
Jul.29.2011
Writing Amid Used Books Chronicling a writer's thoughts and processes as she examines the used books that she finds. Books are a forest and it’s hard to see the trees, except the tall ones or the old ones. But when you enter the forest, it’s the new growth that emits the...
christopher-meeks's picture
Jul.05.2011
I’m new to Twitter. Now that I’m there, I’m seeing all sorts of Tweets on self-publishing, which is clearly the new Gold Rush. Here’s one tweet (love that word):      If I Were a Newly Self-Published Author, What Steps Would I Take To Succeed? http://bit.ly/dh8I7N  It’s...
arthur-slade's picture
Jul.05.2011
Here's my monthly update on the ebook sales experiment. The totals below are from these six books. They are sold on Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, and iBooks. Feb: 12 March: 43 April: 377 May: 274 June: 182 And here's the handy dandy chart (you knew there'd be one, didn't you?): As you can...
christopher-meeks's picture
Jun.29.2011
Perhaps the biggest touchstone in my life--though I didn't know it at the time--was when President John F. Kennedy spoke at Rice University's football stadium in Houston, Texas, in the late summer of 1962, the day before my tenth birthday. He said, "We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go...
nancybrady's picture
Jun.24.2011
that is the question.  But what is the answer?  As I think about this, I feel like I am in the 1980s all over again when trying to decide whether to go with a Betamax or a VHS player/recorder.  Everything that we had read about the differences said the Betamax was far superior, yet in the...