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An Interview with Ian Probert, Author of “Johnny Nothing”

It’s my pleasure this week to share an interview with career journalist, “hybrid” author, and most recently, illustrator Ian Probert. Ian’s latest genre (ad)venture is Johnny Nothing, a sly, riotously funny book written ostensibly for children that parents will want … Continue reading

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A Defense of Curation

It is fashionable for content producers to rail against the concept of “curation” in the Age of the Internet. Why? Because the guidelines of those  terrible people, the “traditional publishers,” are supposedly keeping authors from the global audience that certainly … Continue reading

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Author Tip: Making Hand-Editing Less Painful

If you’re like me, you need to use a variety of editing techniques to end up with a final draft you’re pleased with. That means spending a lot of time and effort, and I’m always looking for ways to make … Continue reading

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Something New from WordPress: 2014 in review

I don’t recall getting a report like this last year, but it’s a nice extra from the good folks at WordPress. It gives a summary of a variety of helpful metrics for your site for 2014 (most popular post, most … Continue reading

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Flash! Amazon Acts like For-Profit Company!

One of the most incredible phenomena I’ve witnessed since I’ve become interested in self-publishing has been the propensity for many authors to lionize Amazon as if Jeff Bezos’s sole purpose in life was to help avenge the author class against … Continue reading

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How Many Drafts Does it Take to Make a Book? (and sample chapters)

Some authors dread revising, while others find it hard to stop. Back in the day when authors found publishers and then mated for life, I expect it may have been easy to know when to call it a day and … Continue reading

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My Thanks for Recent Reviews

I wanted to give a big Thank You to those readers who have recently posted reviews of The Alexandria Project. Where they are also authors, I’d like to also provide links back to their sites so that you can learn … Continue reading

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