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Indie Authors

Dear Sue Grafton, You're Hopelessly Out of Touch

Jane Devin | Posted 10.21.2012 | Books
Jane Devin

The truth is, Sue Grafton never had to compete in a market driven by celebrity, pop culture, and social media connections. I doubt that, if submitted under a pseudonym, her initial works would be met with the same reception today.

Indie Vs Traditional Publishing

| Posted 07.27.2012 | Books

By Terri Giuliano Long for Every day it seems another superstar self-publisher signs with one of the Big Six. In April, Darcie C...

Riding the E-Book Wave

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.01.2012 | Books
Lev Raphael

From writing through production, I was done in two months. That included having the book professionally edited and copy-edited, getting a cover designed, my own proofreading, and seeing the novella formatted and loaded for Kindle and the Nook.

Kindle Books: Does Low Price Mean Low Quality?

Reno Charlton | Posted 06.17.2012 | Books
Reno Charlton

They say you should never judge a book by its cover -- it is also important to never judge a book by its price.

Why Indie Authors Aren't Taken Seriously

| Posted 01.30.2012 | Books

by Melissa Foster and Amy Edelman for Several predictions have stated that 2012 will be “The Year of the Indie Author”. After ...

Amazon Aims to Empty Competitor Shelves of Indie Ebooks

Mark Coker | Posted 02.08.2012 | Books
Mark Coker

Amazon yesterday launched a broadside against competing ebook retailers when it introduced a new program that requires authors to remove their books from competing retailers.

Indie Authors: How to Build a Bieber-Size Audience

Amy Edelman | Posted 09.19.2011 | Books
Amy Edelman

In the wild world of publishing (both indie and traditional), the Holy Grail has always been finding an audience (or conversely, having an audience find you).

Tough Love: Things No One Is Brave Enough to Tell Self-Published Authors

M.J. Rose | Posted 07.17.2011 | Books
M.J. Rose

No writer can entirely devote him or herself to the muse. Not one who is traditionally published. And not one going the self-publishing route. So how much work are you are you going to have to do?

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.

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...

Five Ebook Publishing Predictions for 2011

Mark Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Coker

If 2010 was the year ebooks went mainstream in the U.S., 2011 will be the year indie ebook authors go mainstream.

The Story Behind 'Read an eBook Week'

Mark Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Coker

For the one week only, publishers and authors offer thousands of original ebooks for free and at deep discounts to encourage book lovers around the globe to give ebooks a try.