Monthly Archives: October 2012

Post Worth Reading

Anthea Lawson on Laura Howard’s blog did a great and clear post about some of the myths of traditional publishing. (She didn’t call them myths. That’s my term about her topics.) Worth the read. http://laurahoward78.blogspot.com/2012/10/is-traditional-publishing-happily-ever.html

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For Those of You Questioning E-books at 25%

I had numbers of people asking where I got the 25% number of ebook sales that I used in the last post. It seemed clear to me, honestly, since it was all over the news two weeks ago. But I … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: eBooks at 25%

This last week it was announced that ebooks are now about 25% of all trade book sales. (From a survey of over 1,200 publishers.) And the rate of increase has slowed and is leveling out. Yup, about what I expected … Continue reading

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Some Great Tips

My friend, Keven J. Anderson is reposting some of his tips on writing productivity. He’s doing them a few at a time. You might want to follow them if you have a desire to write fiction. I’ve listened to him … Continue reading

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Does This Sound Familiar?

Mark Coker, the founder of Smashwords, has a blog up about Amazon Kindle Select. I pretty much agree with everything he said. Take a read. http://selfpublishingadvice.org/blog/amazon-plays-indie-authors-like-pawns/

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September Challenge Books

Finally got them in from CreateSpace. (I was late ordering them because just forgot to hit purchase when I had them in the shopping cart.  I claim the POD workshop caused my stupidity.) Again in September there were eight of … Continue reading

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New Online Workshops Added!

Two Online Design Workshops Starting in January. We are calling this our Design Series. At the moment it will only be offered in January and March sessions. (See schedule below.) I doubt we will do these through the summer and … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: Maybe You Wrote a Good Book

This is sort of a continuation of the last promotion post, but a ton of words shorter I promise. And if you haven’t read the comments on the last promotion post, I would suggest you do so. Some wonderful discussion … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: Promotion

I actually should do this under the “Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing” series of articles, but decided that since so many newer fiction writers have bought into the myth of promotion, hook, line, and sinker, this should go here … Continue reading

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Not Dead Yet, Just Teaching and Some Cover Fun

In case anyone noticed that I had vanished, it’s because of the really fun workshop we have been doing here on the coast since last Saturday. The workshop is on creating paper books, both design, business, distribution, and a ton … Continue reading

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