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Are Self-published Authors Really Authors or Even Published?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.30.2013 | Books
Dr. Jim Taylor

The publishing houses are certainly not beyond reproach as judges of worthy literature. Yet, despite their warts, the publishing industry does serve a valuable role as an initial arbiter of literary quality (however flawed it may be).

The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: Web 2.0: A World Without Editors?

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 10.31.2012 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

I have a special place in my heart for editors. Editing is an art; something that only certain people can do well. Without editors, almost everything I have published would be a mere shadow of itself.

10 Steps to Ebook Success

Ben Arogundade | Posted 08.06.2012 | Books
Ben Arogundade

I recently set up my own e-publishing imprint after 20 years working in print. Before launching, I did a lot of research into the market. Here are my top tips for ebook success.

Is This Writer the Next Amanda Hocking?

Nina Lassam | Posted 03.25.2012 | Books
Nina Lassam

Rather than post one of her already completed works, Geragotelis opted to write a brand new story that appealed to what her target audience was currently reading: paranormal dramas with young woman protagonists.

Timothy Mo Is Missing: Thoughts on SOPA, Creativity, and True Fans

Daniel Ben-Horin | Posted 03.18.2012 | Technology
Daniel Ben-Horin

imothy Mo set up Paddleless Press in the pre-web mid-Nineties. Today, with a database of his existing readers and SEO-savvy marketing techniques, he'd have a better chance.

Self-Published Author Amanda Hocking Sells Over 1 Million e-books

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 01.30.2012 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

Perhaps what "terrifies" publishers about Hocking is what she represents: a future in publishing in which writers have more agency over their work; and agents and editors no longer stand as gatekeepers between books and their audiences.

Art and Adventure: A Manifesto for Women and Grrrls

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 10.24.2011 | Women
Mary Pauline Lowry

We as women and girls can't just demand more interesting and engaging female characters. We have waited too long already. We have to write the books and -- if necessary -- publish them ourselves.

Evidence That Publishing Isn't Dying After All?

nytimes.com | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 09.17.2011 | Books

FOR decades, even after it was renamed and relocated from its original home at Radcliffe, the Columbia Publishing Course seemed unchanging, a genteel ...

Cherish The Book Publishers—You'll Miss Them When They're Gone

wsj.com | ERIC FELTEN | Posted 08.31.2011 | Books

The Klondikers of digital publishing are rushing to stake their claims, inspired by tales of the gold to be found in the Kindle hills. A few pioneerin...

PHOTOS Heroes Of Self-Publishing: The New Breed Of Indie Authors That Made It Big

Posted 08.29.2011 | Books

"I took the [road less] traveled by, and that has made all the difference." Yes, self-publishing for Amanda Hocking and John Locke was the road less t...

Indie-Books: 5 Steps To Finding The Best Before Your Friends Or Big Publishers Do (PHOTOS)

Amy Edelman | Posted 08.21.2011 | Books
Amy Edelman

These are the people who helped move indie films from the art house to the Oscars. These are people who take pride in being the ones to discover--and pass along--the newest indie film, garage band and self-published book.

Amanda Hocking Gets The Times Magazine Treatment

nytimes.com | Posted 08.17.2011 | Books

Amanda Hocking, the star of self-publishing, was sitting in the front seat of her Ford Escape earlier this spring when she spotted a messenger deliver...

The Case For Self-Publishing

nytimes.com | NEAL POLLACK | Posted 07.23.2011 | Books

Many thousands of years ago, when I was still a whelpish newspaper reporter in Chicago, I did a short profile of a retired television repairman who’...

New Ridiculous French Regulation For eBooks

sfgate.com | Pascal | Posted 07.04.2011 | Books

Yesterday a French parliamentary committee voted unanimously (!) to impose a unique price on eBooks sold in France, even if they're sold from outside ...

UPDATED: Amanda Hocking Signs Four-Book Deal With St. Martin's Press

AP | By TARA BANNOW | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

AUSTIN, Minn. -- For more than five years, Amanda Hocking spent her days tending to disabled adults, making their meals and cleaning up after them. Wh...

The Heroes Of Self-Publishing: Authors Who Made History Without A Publisher (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Self-publishing hero Amanda Hocking's extreme success earning her $2 million turns out not to be the only case. The world's literature is filled with ...

The Author Uprising Against Big Publishing

Mark Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Coker

At the heart of every revolution is a loss of faith in the prevailing regime. And a revolution is brewing that will topple Big Publishing as we know it.

WATCH: Rejected By New York Publishers, Amanda Hocking Makes Millions From eBook Sales

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Unknown, living paycheck to paycheck in Austin, Minnesota, rejected by publishers all over New York, Amanda Hocking decided to self-publish on ebook p...

No Stigma for Self-Published e-Books - Just Sales!

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

There was a time when having a self-published book meant you were not good enough to have a real book - or at least that was the perception. Many aut...

Meet Mega Bestselling Indie Heroine Amanda Hocking

Tonya Plank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tonya Plank

Amanda Hocking is really something of a wunderkind. At only 26 years old, the Minnesota native has written a total of 17 novels. Since self-publishing...