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Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Indie Publishing: #2… Self Publishing is Easy

Myths ignore facts. Myths are often beliefs built from fear or past actions. In this series, and in the previous series of Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Publishing, I call the myths that control writers “Sacred Cows.” Writers … Continue reading

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Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Indie Publishing: #1… Can’t Get Indie Books into Bookstores

Myths ignore facts. Myths are beliefs built from fear or past actions. In this series, and in the previous series of Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Publishing, I call the myths that control writers “Sacred Cows.” Writers hold … Continue reading

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A Passive Guy Opinion

The other day, in response to a really, really silly article from someplace in traditional publishing, the Passive Guy from the great web site The Passive Voice decided to voice an opinion on traditional and indie publishing. As a person … Continue reading

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Crossover Deals from Self-Publishing to Traditional

As I have been saying for some time, the indie side of publishing will slowly become a major way into traditional publishing. And a way with power that allows a writer to negotiate a better contract. But up until this … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: Some Perspective On 2012

Interestingly enough, 2012 was the first seemingly stable year in the new normal we are all living in the publishing industry.  Does that mean that nothing changed? Of course not. Some things changed, but not like 2009-2011. And some things … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: What Should Indie Publishers Be Called?

We have indie publishers, self publishers, specialty-press publishers, small-press publishers, and so on and so on. Are there any differences and does anyone care? Well, it seems some people care. Those people with far too much time on their hands, … Continue reading

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The New World: Publishing: Killing Your Sales One Shot at a Time: The Second Foot

In the last post I quickly detailed out how I saw indie writer after indie writer shoot themselves in the foot with their publishing when it came to sales of their books. (Read it first if you have not. It … Continue reading

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The New World: Publishing: Killing Your Sales One Shot at a Time

Over the last month or so, (I suppose because I was preparing for the “Think Like a Publisher workshop) I started noticing how indie writers shoot themselves in the foot as far as sales. And not just once, but often … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: Fear

For some time I have been considering going after the topic of fear in publishing. I know I talk about it all the time at workshops and in comments. And I have touched on the topic in a few blog … Continue reading

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The Secret Myth of Traditional Publishing

I keep laughing when writer after writer goes on about how much better traditional publishing is than indie publishing. Now, granted, I am still a traditionally published writer with a couple books under contract, but the myths involved with traditional … Continue reading

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