Self-publishing Kindle

Marion on September 24, 2014

With everyone now doing at least some of their reading on devices, it may be a little late in the day to go back to the early arguments against e-books, yet Amazon itself has recently begun to point out some of the limitations of the format. Seven years ago when the Kindle was introduced, there […]

Continue reading about What Is a Book?

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 […]

Continue reading about The Service Savvy Authors Would Pay For (If It Existed)

Marion on February 28, 2011

I was over snooping around some aspiring writers’ site and it hit me.  People pay big bucks to get opinions on their work.  Back in my Authonomy days, I heard of writers spending hundreds of dollars for “critiques” by professional editing services.  One author published her critique, which basically advised her to dumb it down […]

Continue reading about To Serve Writers

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

Marion on August 1, 2010

So after endless discussion and debate — internal and external, I finally bought a Kindle DX.  As my regular readers (I’m talking to you Kirkland and Walsall) know, I love books – the look and feel of them, the way they turn to dust and crumble in your hand. I love used books that have […]

Continue reading about My Kindle — Week Two