At the heart of this desire to re-term ourselves is the fact that self-publishing still carries a stigma, and yet we'll never get to distance ourselves from it completely, no matter how much momentum we might be able to muster.
Aren't there authors who stay outside the mainstream and are better for it? To satisfy myself, I concocted a version of objective analysis sufficiently rigorous to help a fiction writer relax. Scientists, shut your eyes.
The next time you hear someone say "no one reads anymore," show them Wattpad. With more than 20 million users, Wattpad is the world's largest community for readers and writers, and to the consternation of traditional publishing -- entirely free.
Only 93 books published last year (less than three percent) featured black characters. The trend for other ethnicities fares no better.
Traditional publishing is in a state of turmoil. As the Chinese say, though, in chaos there is opportunity. To this end, I recently sat down with auth...
These are matters that any MFA applicant should think through, and you may want to look around.
Your book is your dream and your baby. You want it done right, and you don't want to fall prey to things that can a) cost you a ton of money and b) delay your success. It's up to you to make sure that you don't become the next victim to something that's only going to cost you money and take the wind out your creative sails.
Increasing readership, instead of restraining it, is only one reason suppressing books on religious grounds tends to backfire.
As I traveled from Vienna's palaces to Budapest's cathedrals, tracing Sisi's footsteps and the history of a nation on the eve of World War I, I uncovered an ageless truth: that real life often proves more interesting than fiction.
Jenny's second novel, Ruin Falls, comes out in April, and she's already filling up the car.
I had the opportunity to speak with Neal about his new book, which is published by Bold Strokes Books and will be release on April 15th.
Last week, I gave an interview to Inkspokes...
The 10 trends above underlie my prediction that indie ebook authors will capture at least 50 percent of the U.S. ebook market in next seven years. Go ahead, call me crazy or delusional. I don't mind.
While the inmates wrote of the ways I'd helped them, they were helping me: my essay and their responses were a conduit, a bridge connecting their world and mine. Writing transcended prison walls. The incarcerated women ignited a spark I thought had left my life when I lost my teaching position.
After talking to several people with significant experience in the industry, I realized that traditional publishing was not going to be easy.
Kind of like kids knowing they need to eat their veggies, authors know the importance of a well-crafted bio, but that still doesn't mean they like writing one.
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