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Keep These Tips in Mind When Considering Self-Publishing a Book

Quora | Posted 10.14.2016 | Home
Quora

What factors should I keep in mind if I want to self-publish a book? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling que...

Stephanie Bond on why she credits her success with self-publishing to the hard-knocks she got when she pubbed "traditionally"

IndieReader | Posted 09.14.2016 | Home
IndieReader

Originally posted at IndieReader Atlanta novelist Stephanie Bond walked away from a corporate career in computer programming to write fiction full-ti...

Poets and Aliens: An Interview with Daniel Arenson, Author of "Earth Alone"

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 07.18.2016 | Home
Ilana Teitelbaum

A bestseller less than a month after its release, Daniel Arenson's military science fiction novel Earth Alone is full of soul. Set in a horrid dystopia in which Earth has been devastated by alien invaders, the book is about the humanity that shines even in a time of privation and war.

Self-Published Book Bumps 'The Girl On the Train' Out of the Top Spot

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 02.09.2017 | Home
Eva Lesko Natiello

photo by MTA The day my book got to the number one spot on the psychological thriller best seller list, I knew it finally bumped The Girl On The Train...

What Should Authors Expect to Earn?

Brooke Warner | Posted 12.09.2016 | Home
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.

Indie to Traditional: A Conversation With Kate Moretti

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 12.03.2016 | Home
Brandi Megan Granett

Kate Moretti's latest thriller, The Vanishing Year, marks a new transition for the New York Times bestselling author. With this novel, she is moving from a digital/print on demand publisher to a traditional publisher. This process represents one that so many independent and self-publishers dream about -- cracking into the work of traditional publishing.

The Hottest Self-Publishing Platform? Twitter!

IndieReader | Posted 11.06.2016 | Home
IndieReader

by Joe Sutton for IndieReader We're back in a time where serialized stories are in vogue: last year, listeners' curiosity was captured by Serial, a T...

Ultimately It's About Good Books By Good Writers. Meet Author Mark Barry

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 07.20.2016 | Home
Lorraine Devon Wilke

I don't give a hoot about the race, creed, color, gender, genre, price point, publishing platform, or social media status of an author; all I want is the alchemy, the magic... the good book.

If You Liked 'Grey,' You'll Love...

IndieReader | Posted 07.16.2016 | Home
IndieReader

Can't get enough Christian? Jump into bed with these five erotic indies.

Becoming a Publisher: A Positive Choice for Authors

Kristen Houghton | Posted 07.10.2016 | Home
Kristen Houghton

The book is written, proofed, edited and re-read until you feel as if your eyeballs will bleed, you've "sent it out" and now the wait begins.

Authors: 6 Reasons You Need to Be on Goodreads

David Kudler | Posted 06.15.2016 | Home
David Kudler

This past Saturday at a meeting of Bay Area Independent Publishers Association, I led a roundtable about the reasons that every independent author and publisher (as well as every "dependent" author) needed to have an active presence on Goodreads.com.

Don't Sweat Your Synopsis. Just Write It! 8 Easy Tips

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.05.2016 | Home
Holly Robinson

Imagine summarizing one of your favorite classics in a synopsis. Whether we're talking Pride and Prejudice or Ulysses, that synopsis would be a snoozer, since it's just a pitch giving the highlights of the plot. No pretty language. No tension. Just an outline in prose form.

IndieReader Announces the Winners of the 2015 IR Discovery Awards

IndieReader | Posted 05.28.2016 | Home
IndieReader

(5/29/15) -- Melissa Foster, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling indie author of 32 books (which have together sold over 1 million copies) an...

If You Don't Have a Platform, Borrow One

Neal Wooten | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home
Neal Wooten

Ah, yes: "platform." If you're an Indie author you know this term well. It might even be a four-letter word to you. This concept crept into the industry a few decades ago and has now become a major player.

Kick Ass Book Launch Tips (from Two Authors Who Really Know)

IndieReader | Posted 05.11.2016 | Home
IndieReader

For the purposes of this article, a "pro" is someone who earns his/her primary income from writing. Toby Neal and Holly Robinson are pros (although Toby is mostly an indie and Holly mostly traditionally pubbed), with multiple novels and credits of various kinds, and they're also friends.

6 Authors Who Break Boundaries With Indie Lit

IndieReader | Posted 05.26.2015 | Home
IndieReader

Because the world of indie-publishing gives authors more freedom, previously marginalized writers are able to reach a wider audience -- and readers can be treated to a wealth of new perspectives and experiences than those most explored in the traditional realm of publishing.

Finding Her Own Way in Paris: Meet Author/Publisher Adria J. Cimino

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.02.2015 | Home
Brandi Megan Granett

Meet Adria J. Cimino, author of Close to Destiny, and one of the publishers behind Velvet Morning Press. Cimino stepped away from both traditional publishing and the United States. After her move to Paris, she teamed up with author Vicki Lesage to form Velvet Morning Press.

Four Reasons to Self-Publish Your Children's Book

Sue Shanahan | Posted 04.27.2015 | Home
Sue Shanahan

If you have a story to tell, it's a wonderful time to be alive. Self-publishing gives authors creative control.

Killer Covers Can Boost Book Sales

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.10.2015 | Home
Lev Raphael

Because the University of Wisconsin Press had done such a bang-up job on my memoir My Germany--which got me three different tours, two in Germany--I gave them Assault With a Deadly Lie, and the cover they came up with knocked me out. So I decided the older Nick Hoffman books needed a makeover.

Creativity Over Coinage: Why Making Money Is Never My Objective For Writing Literary Fiction

Warren Adler | Posted 04.10.2015 | Home
Warren Adler

Must literary writers, including myself, quell the urges of our pen unless and until it includes a monetary transaction? Should a literary writer not be published unless they are paid for it? This implies that our writing must be bought before it qualifies as real writing.

So You Want to Be a Famous Self-Published Author?

Warren Adler | Posted 03.29.2015 | Home
Warren Adler

So you decide to do it yourself, go the Amazon way, make it on your own. You can now take your manuscript and convert it to a book with your name on the cover without having to rely on a traditional publisher.

Jeff Bezos and Amazon: Making Authors' Dreams Come True

Sue Shanahan | Posted 02.03.2016 | Home
Sue Shanahan

As an author who was beginning to wonder if she was washed up, I've found a new day has dawned. No longer am I at the mercy of the powers that be in publishing. I am extremely grateful to Amazon for making it possible for me to share my stories with the world.

The Next Marketing Trend: The Pursuit of Micro-Fame

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 03.18.2015 | Home
Penny C. Sansevieri

There's a saying in the music business: if you can't be a hero in your hometown, you can't be a hero anywhere. Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel both played bars that likely you and I wouldn't be caught dead in.

Reviving a Stale Book

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 03.08.2015 | Home
Penny C. Sansevieri

This is an issue a lot of authors face: a book that's been out for a while and you feel like you've really exhausted your options. Book sales are sagging and you figure it's over. Well, it's not.

How a Novel Ends

Warren Adler | Posted 01.23.2015 | Home
Warren Adler

What constitutes the end of a story, and how is it achieved?