Tag Archives: self-publishing

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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I Should Be Writing

But I just hit publish on a new story and can’t quite bring myself to sink into writing mode just yet.  Which makes me think about all the non-writing activities that go into being self-published. I put my non-fiction titles … Continue reading

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Journeying Into The Dark World of Permafree

I did it.  I put up two of my short stories (one each from Quirky Quickies Volumes 1 and 2) as permafree.  I don’t know why it scared me so much to do it. Well, maybe because a close read … Continue reading

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It Takes Time…

I should be writing right now. One of my New Year’s resolutions was to write at least 20,000 words per week for 26 weeks of the year. My thought was I’d front load that and write 20K words a week … Continue reading

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VAT Plus Price Matching Equals One Major Headache

I figure most self-publishers (and Europeans) know by now that as of January 1, 2015 taxes on e-books are charged based upon the location of the purchaser not the seller.  Which means that instead of a 3% tax on ebooks … Continue reading

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Some Self-Pub Thoughts

So I’m still a small fish in this whole world of self-publishing.  Others can release a story or two and sell thousands of copies.  Me?  I’m a plugger (anyone else grow up in the 80’s and remember those cartoons?).  I … Continue reading

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A Little Self-Publishing Reality Check

A year ago I decided to self-publish some of my short stories that had come close at pro markets, but hadn’t received that coveted “Yes, we’ll buy it.”  I figured I’d rather control them than sub to semi-pro and I’d … Continue reading

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Beware False Comparisons

Beware anyone who is trying to sell you anything.  Including their personal view of the world. This will circle back to writing in a moment, but first I’d like to randomly complain about today’s visit to Banfield with the pup.  … Continue reading

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The bloom is off the rose

It’s Wednesday night, the pup is asleep at my feet, I’ve had a beer to get over the workday, so I guess it’s time to piss some people off. Not that I will actually piss anyone off.  I’m too small … Continue reading

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Where Are We Headed?

It seems it’s that time of year when people start to think about what next year might look like. A few interesting takes on the whole thing: Things To Come by Hayden Trenholm of Bundoran Press.  (And the follow-up article, … Continue reading

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