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Cindy Caldwell on Starting over as a Single 50-something

IndieReader | Posted 07.15.2016 | Home

By Cindy Caldwell I can hardly believe that I even have a self-publishing story to write about, let alone a success story! But here I am, on the one...

Keira Monclair on How Self-Publishing Changed Her Life (Hint: It Involves Grandchildren!)

IndieReader | Posted 06.08.2016 | Home

By Keira Monclair I started writing on a whim. I loved historical romance so much that I decided to try creating it, and I was surprised by how easil...

Jeff Bezos and Amazon's Book Review Policy Is Destroying Indie Authors' Ability to Sell Books

Anthony Papa | Posted 06.06.2016 | Home
Anthony Papa

Without a doubt it has been a struggle to bring my story to the big screen. But now I realize, it's even harder to get an online review posted on Amazon because of the unfair book review policy they have.

Kindle Unlimited's New Payment Terms: An Author Does the Math

IndieReader | Posted 08.06.2016 | Home

$1.40 is almost three times what I earned for my last traditionally published novel--a paperback original for teens released in 2010. The book sold for $8.99, and I earned a 6 percent royalty. That came out to 54 cents per copy.

It's Not Me, It's You: Letting Go of the Status Quo

Zetta Elliott | Posted 07.18.2014 | Home
Zetta Elliott

Hashtag activism and symbolic gestures have their place, but transforming the publishing industry will take sustained pressure; increasing diversity in children's literature will require support not only for inclusion but innovation.

Being More Than What We Are Currently Doing Here on Earth

Maria Portas | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Portas

Your emotions are the fuel to create what it is you want in your life. By sending and receiving the emotion of Love you shift everything around you. It truly is a tool of creation that must be embodied and once it has you will see the transformation of your life.

Should You Self-Publish Your First Book?

Adam Smiley Poswolsky | Posted 05.06.2014 | Home
Adam Smiley Poswolsky

After talking to several people with significant experience in the industry, I realized that traditional publishing was not going to be easy.

And Then What Happened?: Chapter 3 in My Self-Publishing Diaries

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 06.18.2013 | Home
Julie Gerstenblatt

Part of why I decided that I was a good candidate for self-publishing is that I have what is called a platform. Oh, that's one of the buzziest buzzwords around the self-pubbing world, your platform. Turns out that platform of mine is less of a high-dive springboard and more of a children's step-stool.

Paperback Distribution: Createspace vs. Lightning Source

Terri Giuliano Long | Posted 05.06.2013 | Home
Terri Giuliano Long

While some services overlap, each company has its strengths and weaknesses. Which is preferable depends largely on the needs and objectives of the author. The information here should help you decide which service would be better for you.

Why Traditionally Published Authors Are Going Indie

| Sabrina Ricci for IndieReader | Posted 01.16.2013 | Home

By Sabrina Ricci for Indie publishing is a growing trend. According to Bowker Books in Print and Bowker Identifier Services, over 2...

And Then What Happened? More of My Self-Publishing Diaries

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 02.25.2013 | Home
Julie Gerstenblatt

Do I ever doubt my decision to self-publish? Hell yeah. Just about every other Tuesday I wonder if I made the right choice.

Making E-books Is Harder Than It Looks

Andrew Zack | Posted 08.20.2012 | Home
Andrew Zack

As the Department of Justice faces off with the major publishers and Apple, I want to offer up a simple statement that likely contradicts what most readers believe: Making e-books is harder than it looks.

How I Ended Up in the Self-Publishing Hall of Fame

John Blumenthal | Posted 06.13.2012 | Home
John Blumenthal

In 1999, I decided to self-publish a novel. I'd sold books to mainstream houses in the past, but no one wanted this one. But I believed in it. My agent believed in it. My wife believed in it. The dog was neutral.

Did I Just Hammer a Nail Into My Bookstore's Coffin?

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.10.2012 | Home
Holly Robinson

Who am I to think that my novel is good enough to be published? Am I now as pathetic as those street poets I used to see in Berkeley, peddling their sappy, mistake-laden chapbooks for a dollar a copy? And how the hell does a writer act as her own publicist?