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Independent Authors

5 Ways Independent Authors Can Advocate for Themselves

Brooke Warner | Posted 06.10.2016 | Books
Brooke Warner

I've worked on both sides of this industry, and author-subsidized books are every bit as good, and often better, than traditionally published books. Because indie authors have skin in the game, their books are only getting better, too.

What Should Authors Expect to Earn?

Brooke Warner | Posted 12.09.2015 | Books
Brooke Warner

Publishing a first book may be a thing on your bucket list, and if that's the case, and you don't want to think too much about the money, then don't. But if you're serious about earnings and have your sights set on becoming a career writer, writing your first book is not unlike standing at the threshold of a new galaxy.

Trumpet-Blowing and Other Necessary Evils of Our Self-Promoting Culture

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 08.21.2016 | Media
Lorraine Devon Wilke

I cannot tell you how many tweets, Facebook posts, etc., I see every day from people trumpeting their product -- usually over and over and relentlessly throughout the day- - without seeing them post or share about anything else.

Top 5 Marketing Tips for Indie Authors

AK Turner | Posted 12.19.2014 | Books
AK Turner

My fellow writers often ask my advice on various aspects of writing and publishing, not because I've enjoyed great success (though I have enjoyed moderate success), but because I've tried just about everything.

No Table Flipping and Weave Pulling -- Creating Characters Who Actually Support Sisterhood

Cecilia T. Capers | Posted 10.08.2013 | Black Voices
Cecilia T. Capers

I went into the creative process promising myself to listen directly to the voices of my characters. I felt compelled listen to the voices telling me that Avery and her multicultural mosaic of friends would not succumb to cat fights and back-stabbing to move the story forward.

iPad Creates Self-Publishing Option

Wired UK | Brian X Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Getting a book deal isn't easy (I can personally vouch for that), and Apple is now an alternative to the traditional publisher. The company this week ...