Independent-publishing

Part I – Nobody wants to read the great novel you wrote: Without going into a whole history of digital self-publishing, let’s just admit the current situation sucks. Sure there are now self-published e-books regularly featured in The New York Times Sunday Book Review combined e-book and paperback top 25 bestsellers. Yes, there was a […]

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Somewhere in cyberspace, Perplexed Reader writes: “A question on terminology: Is an “Indie” author a self-published author, or an author published through an indie (that is, non-legacy/”Big Six”) publisher?” Answer: Some people resent the idea that self-published writers have taken the term “indie” which until recently was understood to designate authors published by “independent” (of […]

Continue reading about More Fun and Games at the Kindle Store: Indie vs Self-Published – What’s in a name?

Self-publishing was once a punch line. Now all the cool kids are doing it. Much ink virtual and real has spilled on the topic with even The New York Times declaring it almost respectable. For the small minority of people reading this who haven’t actually written a book and put it on Kindle themselves, it’s […]

Continue reading about Jeffrey’s Game — Funny Business in the Kindle Store

A trip to any indistinguishable chain bookstore will tell you what you need to know about the current crisis in publishing — glossy-covered bestsellers by the usual suspects, characters from classics transformed into “vampyres” and zombie-killers, second-rate celebrities eager to tell all. But where are the fresh new writers? Where are the strong stories and […]

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Marion on November 17, 2009

I hope you didn’t find your way here via a search and are expecting something useful. There are so many blogs and people I should link you to, but if I had to prepare all that, I wouldn’t have time to do the important things like take out the dog and change the cat’s litter […]

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