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When Should You Settle For Your Second-Choice Literary Agent?

| Posted 12.24.2014 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: So you’ve written a (stupendous) novel and you’ve submitted queries to multiple literary agents. Now all you have to ...

Why George Clooney Picked Amal, Instead of Me or How to Build a Surefire Author's Platform

Gabrielle Burton | Posted 07.28.2014 | Books
Gabrielle Burton

Just as I was settling into my golden years, I quit writing full-time to become a salesperson full-time. I only have one product, but it's a great one: my current unpublished book, Don't Sit Down Yet.

Why You Should Self-Publish

Hugh Howey | Posted 11.13.2013 | Books
Hugh Howey

This past week, my latest self-published book debuted at #7 on the New York Times bestseller list. Crunching some numbers, it appears that I've sold a million books in the last two years. You might think I'm living the best days of my life right now, but that isn't the case at all.

Are Self Publishers The Cool Kids Of The Industry?

Posted 03.20.2013 | Books

By Terri Giuliano Long for For years, self-publishing was widely considered an embarrassing fallback option. Occasionally a John Gr...

Is Power Shifting Towards Self-Publishing?

Posted 10.03.2012 | Books

By Terri Giuliano Long for Not too long ago, traditional publishers held all the cards. If publishing houses rejected a book, it...

Author, Author

Warren Adler | Posted 04.01.2012 | Books
Warren Adler

Although I have been a pioneer in promoting the concept of e-books, I have been stunned by the vast explosion of self-published books.

The Conmen Of Self-Publishing

| Posted 01.12.2012 | Books

For IndieReader, by David Gaughran All the indications are that this is going to be another bumper year for self-publishing. However, the ever-incr...

Combating the Stigma of Self-Publishing

Bryan Young | Posted 09.04.2011 | Books
Bryan Young

There are more than one reason for approaching book publishing as an entrepreneur and very few of them have to do with revenge on the traditional publishing industry for their shortsightedness.

Why Big Authors Are Walking Away From Big Deals To Self Publish

A Dialog Between Authors Barry Eisler and Joe Konrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amy Hertz, Huffington Post: Why are big authors walking away from half a million dollar advances from big publishers? Watch the discussion between two...

Self-Publishing Success Story

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Self-published fantasy novelist Brian S. Pratt earned more than $18,000 in a single quarter while selling 17 eBooks on Smashwords. According to Smashw...

Self-Published Books: How Do You Find Something Good To Read? | Laura Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When their former dictator, Augusto Pinochet, died four years ago, thousands of Chileans poured into the streets to celebrate -- but that's small pota...

Does Digital Self-Publishing Threaten Traditional Industry?

The Wall Street Journal | Geoffrey A. Fowler and Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Writer Karen McQuestion spent nearly a decade trying without success to persuade a New York publisher to print one of her books. In July, the 49-year-...

Ever Wonder How Authors Use The Internet To Get Published?

SF Gate | Regan McMahon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In the old days - which, in this case, you might define as "two years ago" - getting your book published would entail finding an agent, sending it off...

10 More Book Publishing Predictions

HarperStudio | Robert Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the e...