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The State of Modern Publishing (Part 2)

Tweet Last week I established the terms of our discourse and came out strongly in favor of indie publishing. But choosing indie publishing is only the first step in doing it, and the rest of the steps can be twisty and uneven. In the interest of saving you from some sprained ankles along the way […]

Writing Is Work (Guest Post by Ty Johnston)

Writing is WORK, whether traditionally or indie published, to be succesful (even just making it your living, not getting rich)

What I Learned About Writing This Week…from Being a Business

Today’s rant is brought to you by my most recent realization: namely, that I don’t want to be a business. I am a writer. Hear me ROAR.

On Kindle Publishing: Building Your Brand

Tweet Today I’d like to wrap up my introduction to Kindle publishing. I’ve spent the last several weeks describing the kind of remarkable success indie authors can find self-publishing on Kindle, and why that success is suddenly possible. The key to it, as I explained yesterday, is the emergence of the global information network. As […]

On Kindle Publishing: The Role of the Global Information Network

Tweet On Tuesday I interrupted a three-week introduction to the Kindle publishing phenomenon for a case study near and dear to our hearts: Courtney Cantrell’s Kindle publishing success story. Now, admittedly she’s no Hocking yet. She’s a success regardless. She has already sold well beyond her immediate circle of friends and family, and even out […]

On Kindle Publishing: Colors of Deception

Tweet In the midst of all this talk about the Kindle publishing explosion, I get to take a break to provide one more case study. She’s no Konrath or Eisler or Hocking (yet), but our own Courtney Cantrell has become a part of the phenomenon. Or perhaps I should say we’ve made her a part […]

On Kindle Publishing: Konrath, Hocking, and Eisler

Tweet I started the week with a brief introduction to a long series on Kindle publishing. I finished that introduction with the promise of some case studies. If you’re at all familiar with Kindle publishing or the indie publishing “scene” that’s developing even as we speak, you probably could have guessed at least two of […]