It Takes a Village to Publish a Book

I've been seeing a trend over the past couple of years (maybe longer) where self-published authors are beginning to cast away the title "self-published" in favor of "independently published author," or "indie author." I love the title "independently published author." Now, this isn't to say I'm opposed to the term "self-published." In fact, I use …

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TBT: What Can Your Publisher Do For You?

It's Throwback Thursday once again and time for me to post a blast from the past. This week's TBT post harks back to July 2013. I'm not going to post the entire thing, but I am reposting most of it. Why? Because it's my blog and I can do whatever I want. Because this post …

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Throwback Thursday: The Plague of Independent Publishers

What the heck is TBT? Throwback Thursday! Okay, so what is that? It's a day for people to post blasts from the past, usually pictures of themselves when they were younger. I'm sure you've seen some TBT pics on Facebook or Twitter. Don't worry. I'm not going to post my baby pictures. But, I am …

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What Can Your Publisher Do For You?

Hello, it's me again. Harping on small publishers. Yes, I know I've covered much of this territory before, but after talking to a new round of unhappy authors, I thought I'd better talk about publishing again. Over the past couple of days, I've been working on formatting The Seance. I've formatted a book before, but …

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In Defense of Indie Publishers

It probably seems like I spend a huge amount of time beating up on small publishers. And, I do, but only because I want authors to know the difference between a reputable small publisher and an inexperienced one that will drag your career into the abyss. Today, I'd like to focus on the benefits of …

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