Tag Archives: self-publishing

Hallelujah! Book Two is off to the Editor

The old line about the joys of boating holds that an owner’s two happiest days are when he buys a boat and when he sells it. An author feels the same way about a book, although you have to up … Continue reading

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Back on the Treadmill

Once upon a time, there were authors and publishers. Then things changed, and authors had to be both – ideally at the same time. No problem, right? Well…

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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 thoseĀ  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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