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Pros and cons of going indie

The ups and downs of indie publishing…  From creative control to the ‘big marketing problem’  What motivates/de-motivates our indie authors?   Eric Diehl 🙂 “the immediacy of the process” “the increased level of control” “pricing. Not only do I garner … Continue reading

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Would you take a book deal?

Why go indie? After the independence of the indie route if you were offered the chance to go ‘trad’ would you take it?   Eric Diehl I would certainly consider it, depending on the terms, if for no other reason … Continue reading

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How to influence an indie author?

Who were the influential players in the current indie author movement?  The writers who inspired this current generation of writers?    In this bout at least I’d argue that Stephen King reigns triumphant… but that’s from a varied mix of … Continue reading

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Why go indie?

From acting on a whim to addressing the problem of this artificial bottleneck that agents and publishers seem to have been perpetuating (and who also seem happy to send out cursory and generic rebuttals).  Did you think everyone had a … Continue reading

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Close the Door, by James Fant

“Mark Morris was a monster bent on revenge.  Armed with hatred, brass knuckles, and a glock pistol, he traveled to his hometown to harm those who harmed him so long ago. But every act of revenge only moved Mark closer … Continue reading

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Contests and Giveaways

Contests can be a great way to generate interest and they are quite often advertised or discussed in the forums at goodreads, but they can also be difficult (or midnumbing) to navigate.  So, why not offer a space where this … Continue reading

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How indie publishing reminds me of ‘The Wire’

Firstly, if you’ve not had the joy of watching The Wire I’d recommend you give it a try…  There’s a reason why this TV Series ran on HBO for 5 seasons and an on-going theme throughout was the practice of … Continue reading

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Update: The first batch of stories for 2012 go live on 25th March

Do already offer a short story for free? Perhaps it’s loosely linked the imaginary world of a full length novel. Perhaps it’s been sitting on a shelf for the last few years. Let’s think outside the box for a moment.  … Continue reading

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Why you need an editor

We all have our blind spots.  I, for example, always confuse independant and independent, or effect and affect.  No one is infallible. On a rainy day I might go through this blog  so I can remove these errors (and more). If I had an editor … Continue reading

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Indie e-books is now open for short story submissions

How do you get readers interested in your new book? Do you push for Amazon’s sales rankings? Advertise at several websites and blogs? Offer a short story or novella for free? How about using those short stories in a consistent … Continue reading

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