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On Established Authors Singing The Praises Of Self-publishing

This post by Alan Baxter originally appeared on his Warrior Scribe site on 6/1/15. Let me start this piece with the following: I have no problem with any method of publishing. Whatever works for you and gets you the results you want is great. I’m a hybrid author – I’ve self-published in the past, I […]

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Indie & Trad Publishing & Flying Monkeys On The Yellow Brick Road!

This post by Bob Mayer originally appeared on his Write On The River site on 2/12/15. As you negotiate your journey through the wonderful world of publishing, be careful of those flying monkeys as you gaze in the crystal ball of your career path. Don’t take anyone else’s monkey as your own! We all are […]

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The Self-Curating (Mostly Indie) Slush Pile

This post by JH Mae originally appeared on IndieReader on 2/4/15. These days, self-publishing doesn’t necessarily mean your novel will wither and die, unread, on the digital and real life bookshelves. Books with polished writing, a compelling voice, eye-catching covers, promising sales numbers and an author with a decent reader following may be destined for […]

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Why Traditionally Publish? A Response To A Comment

This post by Chuck Wendig originally appeared on his terribleminds site on 1/19/15. So, the other day I said something about how in publishing no real debate exists and hey isn’t it super-nifty that we have lots of options and all options are equal and valid in the eyes of WRITING JESUS and I dunno, […]

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Should You Publish Indie or Traditional? A Hybrid Author Busts the Myths

This post by Holly Robins originally appeared on her site on 8/17/14. Yesterday, I gathered with a group of area writers at the Haverhill Public Library Authors Fair. My table was situated between Kristin Bair O’Keeffe, an author who publishes traditionally, and Connie Johnson Hambley, a self-published mystery writer. This was the perfect place for […]

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When An Author Should Self-Publish And How That Might Change

This post by Mike Shatzkin originally appeared on his The Shatzkin Files blog on 4/17/14. a There is a question that every agent and publisher is dealing with, because authors surely are. And that’s this: when should an author self- (or indie-) publish? The answer is certainly not “never”, and if there is anybody left […]

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Declarations and Forecasts of Great Change in the Book Business Need Specificity to be Useful and Often Do Not Provide It

This post by Mike Shatzkin originally appeared on his The Shatzkin Files blog on 3/4/14. A recent post here that incited a long comment string and another on FutureBook that was quite unrelated from the estimable Brian O’Leary have helped me formulate some thinking which I hope can be helpful in evaluating any “Great Change” […]

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