Tag Archives: self-publishing

Writing Is the Easy Part

I’m weird. I know this.  Things that others like, I hate.  And I’m almost pathological in my negative reaction to being marketed to. I do not like to be sold and I’m very, very sensitive to any signs that it’s … Continue reading

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Free Short Story and Thoughts on Pronoun

So, first, my short story The Bearer is free on Amazon at the moment.  Should be in all markets, so if you’re interested, pick up a copy. This is the story that almost almost almost sold to Tor.com back when … Continue reading

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Clawing My Way Forward One Day At a Time

I should be writing, but I’m not.  So I figured it was a good time to stop and reassess and maybe tell a story that might give someone somewhere a glimmer of hope… (Maybe.  Or be that last nail in … Continue reading

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What Indie Publishing Is Not

First, before I go into this rant, a quick note to say that I will be at MileHiCon in Denver at the end of the month.  If anyone is going to be there, feel free to stop by and say … Continue reading

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When Editing Really Matters

So recently there was a self-published book that someone reviewed and said was fabulous.  And just the type of book I like to read, too.  Now, ironically, even though I’m self-published I tend to stick with trade published books for … Continue reading

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It Seems So Easy, But It Isn’t

This month has been a good month for me.  (Of course, I know compared to others that my sales are still pathetically low.  Good for me is five hundred sales in a month and there are authors out there who … Continue reading

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The Power of Advertising

It’s only August 13th and so far I’m having my second-best month ever with self-publishing.  I’d love to say that it’s because sales have organically grown over time and that with each title I release I see a little bit … Continue reading

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Go Wide Or Leverage Amazon’s Select Program?

One of the biggest challenges most self-publishers face is deciding where to distribute their books (and what to price them at).  Do you go wide, put the book everywhere, and see how it does?  Or focus on the big gorilla … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing: How Hard Does It Have To Be?

I’ve been chiming in on an interesting discussion over on AW about formatting self-published books.  This isn’t a new conversation by any means–it pops up on a regular and routine basis on both AW and Kboards. And there’s generally two … Continue reading

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Where’s The Line Between Faith In Yourself and Foolishness?

I have to say that I probably ask myself this question every single day these days.  As most of you know, I’m currently writing full-time. Now, that needs to be distinguished from paying my bills with my writing.  And we … Continue reading

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