The Tortoise Two-Step Vs. the Bunny Hop

As the eBook and Print on Demand phenomena hit the scene and began to grow, it created a new industry supporting and advising independent authors . Whenever I heard about a new site, tool, or technique I filed it away … Continued

Second Saturday Interview with Author Linda Crowder

Today we’re chatting with talented writer, Linda Crowder. Linda lives with her husband and a variety of happy pets in the wilds of windy Wyoming. Thanks so much for joining us, Linda. Readers are interested in how familiar writers are with … Continued

Fiction Authors are Different

After publishng my first novel, Hollow, in 2012 in the early days of  print-on-demand and digital publishing, I began reading every bit of advice I could get my hands on about promoting independently published books. I tried to faithfully follow all the advice … Continued

Publisher’s Imprint: does it matter?

Independent authors have an uphill battle to overcome the perception that we are less legitimate than authors affiliated with traditional publishing houses. Many indies, recognizing that some readers shy away from self-published books, create their own publishing imprint in the hope … Continued

Nook Hardback Self-Publishing

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I got an email last week announcing Barnes & Noble’s new hardback self-publishing feature. You can now have your books printed in hard cover and even with a dust jacket. When I read this I was so excited. How cool … Continued

Pulling back the curtain

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Like many new independent authors, I was naive about the publishing and marketing world. I believed when an author wrote a book, if it was published and got good reviews, it meant success was right around the corner. (Great American … Continued