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Quick Link: A plea for reviewers – can we open up a dialogue about self-published books?

Quick Link: A plea for reviewers – can we open up a dialogue about self-published books?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Roz Morris, owner of Nail Your Novel, reaches out to people who review books with a plea that they open their minds a little towards reviewing self-publishing titles. I can understand the reluctance of book reviewers, there are a lot of self-published […]

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Quick Link: 5 Ways Independent Authors Can Advocate for Themselves

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. We all know there is a bias against self-publishing. While there are now more indie authors than ever, there is still a struggle to legitimize the choice of doing it yourself.  Brooke Warner has some great thoughts on how indie authors can […]

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Quick Links: Self-publish and be sneered at?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. When April started this blog, it was because she was championing the self-publishing author and what she saw was the unfair treatment they received. While I believe things have gotten a little better, it seems that we still have a long way […]

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New Struggles in Self-Publishing

This post by David Farland originally appeared on his site on 6/23/15. I hesitate to mention problems with self-publishing. In some genres, such as romance or self-help books, the industry is doing great. But for those who are trying to sell fiction, it seems that the markets are contracting, and it appears that things will […]

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Advice For An Author Looking For A Literary Agent

This post by Mike Shatzkin originally appeared on The Shatzkin Files on 5/20/15. Until last week, I hadn’t stopped to think about how often I’m advising authors about how to deal with the publishing business. I would imagine this is something that most of us in the industry find ourselves doing very frequently. There are, […]

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Finally, a Single Book Has Changed the Self-publishing Debate

This post by Dan Holloway originally appeared on his blog on 6/8/14. There are many reasons why the success of Eimar McBride’s A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing is wonderful news. It is a brilliant book. Quite possibly the best book to win a major literary prize in a decade or more. It will inevitably […]

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The Best Time NOT To Self Publish Is…(Never)

This post by Marcy Goldman originally appeared on Joe Wikert’s Digital Content Strategies on 4/9/14. There are so many op-eds these days on when or if to self-publish but more so, features on the inferiority of self-published works just by virtue of fact they are self-published. This premise is applied even if the self-publishing author […]

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The Self-Publishing Debate: A Social Scientist Separates Fact from Fiction (Part 2 of 3)

This post by Dana Beth Weinberg originally appeared on Digital Book World on 12/4/13. Click here to begin with Part 1 in the same series, by the same author, also on Digital Book World (post will open in a new window or tab). In the writers’ groups I attend, self-publishing is a touchy issue. I […]

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Writing—So Easy a Caveman Can Do It

This post by Kristen Lamb originally appeared on her site on 3/7/14. Recently a Facebook friend shared a post with me regarding Indie Musicians versus Indie Authors. It appears our culture has a fascination and reverence for the Indie Musician whereas Indie Authors face an immediate stigma. We authors have to continually prove ourselves, whereas […]

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Books, Just Like You Wanted

This post by David Streitfeld originally appeared on The New York Times Bits blog on 1/3/14. Anyone can publish a book these days, and just about everyone does. But if the supply of writers is increasing at a velocity unknown in literary history, the supply of readers is not. That is making competition for attention rather […]

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Is #Indie Publishing Worth It? Would I Do It Again? A Tell-All.

This post by Toby Neal originally appeared on her site on 2/13/14. Perhaps because of the recent brouhaha in the blogosphere due to my hero Hugh Howey’s continued pioneering, this time in bringing full disclosure numbers via AuthorEarnings.com that paint a very different picture than traditional publishing would have us know, yesterday I heard from […]

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The New World of Publishing: Can’t Get Books Into Bookstore Myth

This post by Dean Wesley Smith originally appeared on his site on 2/14/14. It Has Officially Hit Myth Status When some of the biggest supporters of indie publishing and indie writers start going on about how they are giving up paper books to New York, I finally just shook my head and assigned all the […]

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Are You Legit?

This post by Andrew E. Kaufman originally appeared on The Crime Fiction Collective blog on 2/18/14. So lets say you decide to write a book. You’ve always been a fan of the things, had a few ideas swimming around in your head, and have wanted to take a stab at it for as long as […]

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