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Publishing Scam Artists: How to Spot Them

Samita Sarkar | Posted 07.28.2016 | Books
Samita Sarkar

Vanity presses, otherwise known as "self-publishing companies" or "subsidy publishers," will publish any book written by anyone with a large bank account and a spendthrift attitude. In the ocean of publishing, vanity presses are the sharks.

On Vanity Presses, True Self-Publishing, and One Author's Tenacity

Samita Sarkar | Posted 07.28.2016 | Books
Samita Sarkar

In a nutshell, Medley admits that Gardham has sold a solid number of books over the years, but questions whether or not it was worth the effort. The entire piece is oozing with thinly veiled pity for Gardham, who hopes to someday catch the eye of an agency or traditional publishing company.

4 Strategies for Becoming an Expert in Something You're Passionate About

Jack Choros | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Jack Choros

Very few people in this world actually get to go to work every day and do what they really love for a living. Any freelance writer, actor, artist, mus...

The Basics of Your Author Platform

Kylie Dunn | Posted 07.24.2016 | Entertainment
Kylie Dunn

"You must have an author platform!" Everyone keeps saying this, but what does that mean? And how do you go about it? Basically, your author platform...

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

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 07.18.2016 | Books
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.

Why I'm Writing And Publishing 9 New Books This Year

Jennifer Blanchard | Posted 07.12.2016 | Books
Jennifer Blanchard

When you first read that headline, you probably thought I was going to say I'm doing it because I'm dying and want to rush and get my books out there before I kick the bucket. And well, you wouldn't be totally wrong.

Getting Published -- and Read -- in Today's Book Market

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 07.11.2016 | Books
Barbara Falconer Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I thought I knew everything there was to know about getting published: How to write the perfect pitch for my book. How to...

Are Books On Life Support? Hardly...

Ahmad Raza | Posted 06.21.2016 | Books
Ahmad Raza

Who doesn't love getting comfy in bed and curling up with a good book on a rainy day? There's something about the sound of rain hitting the roof as pages turn that puts me at ease. But to be honest, I couldn't tell you the last time I actually visited a bookstore. My entire library of books has been transformed into zeros and ones that display on my iPad or iPhone whenever they're summoned.

An Old School Writer Adapts to the New Publishing Landscape

beth brophy | Posted 06.16.2016 | Books
beth brophy

This journey is forcing me to leave my comfort zone and push on. I'm hoping to prove that a dinosaur can adapt to her new terrain, and not succumb to extinction.

How to Market Your Self-Published Book Without A Budget Or Audience (Yet)

Samita Sarkar | Posted 06.15.2016 | Books
Samita Sarkar

When I first began my book publishing journey, even writing a book seemed like such a lofty goal. But publishing, and then marketing it on my own? An insurmountable feat.

In the Picture: Prepping Images for Your Ebook

David Kudler | Posted 06.13.2016 | Books
David Kudler

Last month I discussed how to clean up your manuscript to prepare it for ebook conversion. This time I'm going to be looking at how to do the same thi...

10 Things All Aspiring Writers Should be Doing

Quora | Posted 06.06.2016 | Books

What are some writing tips for young aspiring authors? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are ans...

Six Things All Self-Publishers Should Know

Kylie Dunn | Posted 05.29.2016 | Books
Kylie Dunn

Last year I self-published my first real book - by this I mean a book that I physically launched and is in bookshops and everything. A book I have pro...

Why Distributors Are Book Publishing's New Gatekeepers

Brooke Warner | Posted 05.12.2016 | Books
Brooke Warner

As a former gatekeeper, I'm fascinated by the gatekeeper divide in book publishing, where the role gets falsely propped up by supporters of traditional publishing and completely dismissed by those who favor the indie space.

How Writing (and Self-Pubbing) Helped Clover Autrey Conquer Her Grief + Pay the Bills

IndieReader | Posted 05.04.2016 | Books

By Clover Autrey I got my first publishing break in 2006 with The Wild Rose Press, a small ebook press, back when digital books were the new kids on ...

Profile: Linda Langton, Super-Agent

Paola K Amaras | Posted 04.20.2016 | Books
Paola K Amaras

She is always dancing, so we were lucky enough to get her to slow down for a bit to talk about her remarkable life. Linda Langton runs Langtons Inte...

The Truth About Self Publishing

Quora | Posted 04.20.2016 | Books

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Cathie Borrie on Getting a Book Deal When No One Wants to Publish Your Book

David Henry Sterry | Posted 04.19.2016 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We first met Cathie Borrie years ago on our trips around the publishing world. It was immediately apparent upon reading her stuff that she was an amazing storyteller and an exquisite wordsmith with a true gift for poetic articulation.

What, Me Query?

IndieReader | Posted 04.13.2016 | Books

When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade. Nope. Instead, snatch up the biggest juiciest lemon, and you hurl that mo-fo back as hard as you can. Hear the succulent splat when it hits

Creatively Embracing My Heroin Past

Stephen Grant | Posted 04.12.2016 | Books
Stephen Grant

It doesn't matter if you have been using heroin for six months or six years; it is dangerously dark from the beginning and it only gets darker as you continue to use.

Bestselling Commercial Women's Fiction Author Talks the Value of Self Publishing

Quora | Posted 04.11.2016 | Books

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

"What's LOVE got to do with it?" Self-publishing as a Black feminist act of radical self-care

Zetta Elliott | Posted 04.05.2016 | Books
Zetta Elliott

"The Door at the Crossroads" may not be perfect, but it deserves to exist in the world. It can serve as a mirror for so many Black teens who never get to see themselves in the pages of a fantasy novel. My hope is that my act of Black feminist resistance will inspire a new generation of writers

Amazon Solves Book Marketing Challenge (Satire)

Mark Coker | Posted 04.01.2016 | Books
Mark Coker

Amazon today announced Kindle Power Bucks, a powerful new ebook marketing program for indie authors. Kindle Power Bucks solves an age-old problem fac...

This is Why Your Books Aren't Selling: 4 Ways To Improve Now

IndieReader | Posted 03.30.2016 | Books

By Rachel Thompson for IndieReader Your Books Aren't Selling "My sales are awful, and I've done everything. I give up." I heard this from three au...

Nail the Timing for Book Promotion

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

The biggest mistake authors make is waiting until their books are published, before thinking about reaching out to media. Books are a golden time/news...