Amazon: Indies Should Email Hachette????

Amazon Writes to KDP Authors; Asks them to Email Hachette Dear KDP Author, Just ahead of World War II, there was a radical invention that shook the foundations of book publishing. It was the paperback book. This was a time when movie tickets cost 10 or 20 cents, and books cost $2.50. The new paperback […]

Hard Data: Amazon v. Hachette Update

Amazon’s Data Supporting Lower Ebook Prices Ordinarily, I would link straight to the text, but there is vital information here, and you should read it even if you don’t care about the Amazon v. Hachette nonsense. Look at the numbers. Let me sum up and quote: Amazon favors lower ebook prices, which result in higher […]

If Amazon Goes to the Dark Side

What Will Happen to Indie Authors If Amazon Goes Bad Every time someone in Amazon’s publishing sector sneezes, indie authors seem to freak out. Hey, you are entitled to your freak out. Go ahead. Panic! Get it all out. Okay, that’s done. Let’s discuss indie authors’ fears and then what will happen if/when they come […]

Random News Round Up: War of Words Edition

Every few months or so, proponents of traditional publishing and fans of indie pubbing engage in a steel-cage death match. This month’s edition has been entertaining, mainly because of the extra fun vitriolics. Here are a few articles for you to consider:   Hugh Howey wrote this piece on the virtues of self-publishing. Chuck Wendig […]

Riding the Learning Curve

There is a lot to learn about the business of book publishing, and my experience has proven to be no exception. I started this blog to help others who may be in my position by posting honestly about my successes and my mistakes. So here’s one thing I didn’t do perfectly. When I began this journey […]