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Read the Fine Print (Publishers) New!

Congratulations, you have finished your first romance novel, A Dove in the Wind. Readers have been following you via social media and are so excited by the sample chapters that you have been leaking so far, and can’t wait to read the whole book. If...

Can Legacy Publishing Still Afford its “Top Guns”? New!

Indie publishing advocate Joe Konrath has described legacy publishing as a “carny game” or, at the very least, a lottery where hundreds of thousands of authors play the game and only a select few of them “win” at it. Those authors who win the legacy publishing lottery...

Indie Authors: Today’s Illegitimate Children of the Publishing World? New!

Well into the last century, there was a certain stigma attached to being born illegitimate, supported in no small part by the insensitive moniker of “bastard”. Fast forward to today’s world of publishing and indie authors have become the illegitimate bastard children seemingly no one’s...

Direct Deposit On Demand

You are an author and you wrote, Plenty of Catfish: Volume I (The Fishnet Series). In order to get your book the proper exposure it needs, you have decided to use the CreateSpace (Amazon.com) platform. How can you decide as to whether a Standard or Expanded...

Which Distribution Channels Should I Choose?

You are an author and you wrote, Plenty of Catfish: Volume I (The Fishnet Series). The basis of your story is about catfishing, which is a deceptive manner of creating an intimate relationship for the purpose of deceiving someone. How can you decide as to whether...

What Does It Really Mean To Be A BestSelling Author

With more and more books getting published every day, the word 'bestseller' is thrown around more loosely. Previously, the publishing industry was a lot more controlled and there were far fewer names on the bestselling lists. Even if writing is not your main profession, adding...

Get Noticed By Being Exposed (Traditional Publishing)

In my previous article, Get Noticed By Being Exposed (Self-Publishing), we talked about the various elements of self-publishing. Let’s recap a little bit and talk about writing and touch on some elements of self-publishing to bring the point home to traditional publishing. As in the...

Get Noticed By Being Exposed (Self-Publishing)

You have created a work of art. In the past, you’ve shared some of your work with others that have enjoyed your work. Now you are looking to publish your work to get it exposed farther afield. There are so many pathways to choose from. Which...

Should I Purchase My Own ISBN Or Use Amazon’s?

You have created your first book about business. You have a passion for educating business owners about all of the aspects of doing business, from deciding on the best legal business structure (i.e. Limited Liability Company (LLC)) and how to create a brand that speaks...

Indie Publishing: A Veritable Cash Cow, Right?

Back in the old days, circa 2009 when Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing was in its infancy, authors were publishing books left, right and center, barely able to keep up with the sudden demand for ebooks, which quickly led to the initial Tsunami of Crap populating Amazon’s earlier online offerings....