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 Do You Really Think About Self-Publishing?

A few years ago, I belonged to a local writers group. I'd just completed my first novel a few months prior and knew little nothing about the publishing process. The group was a mix of fiction and non-fiction writers, with a few writers who had self-published, a few writers who were in the midst of …

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What Are You Worth? (Pricing Indie Books)

I'm sure you've all heard the expression, "You get what you pay for." But, how true is this phrase? In the literary world, this phrase doesn't seem to apply. For example, I've found some real gems in the Kindle slush pile for only 99 cents. I've also paid thirteen dollars for a traditionally published book …

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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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Fear of Formatting

“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game” ~ Babe Ruth If you're a baseball fan, you've read this quote. If you've ever seen A Cinderella Story staring Hillary Duff you will remember this quote from the movie. It's a great quote--and we're going to use a variation of this for today's …

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