The Self-Publisher: A One Man Band

If you’ve been around here before you may notice that a few changes have been made to the site. First, I re-branded the Tournament series with new covers and a new look, which naturally had to be represented on the website. I revamped the mailing list signup and added another signup form on the main…
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Read your work aloud, or else…

You know what are awful? Deadlines. They are just awful. They start off way in the horizon, waving at you and winking, and you think: That guy is so far away, what’s he even doing out there so far away? Who cares? Not me! Then you look up a bit later and your deadline has…
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The Battle for Reviews

If you’ve visited the site recently, you may have noticed a few changes in the Reviews department. It’s taken nearly ten months, but we finally feel we’ve amassed enough professional reviews to highlight with a rolling ticker on the main page, and a compilation link. So consider this a bit of a belated unveiling and…
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The Nine Circles of Indie-Publishing Hell

According to Virgil, Hell has nine circles. Also, not at all coincidentally, so does independent publishing. Just like you can follow Dante’s travels through the different Hells in The Inferno, here we will visit the nine different types of Hell an indie author can find themselves in. There’s one for everybody! Step right up! Circle…
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When a 3 Star Review is better than a 5 Star Review

Independent authors need reviews. Badly. We need them like a plant needs sunlight. Like a bum needs a witty cardboard sign. Like a Thanksgiving dinner needs copious amounts of wine. Unless you’ve somehow managed, by the grace of God, to find yourself reviewed by the Times or the Wall Street Journal Review of Books, then…
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Forgivable Errors

Just a forewarning, this is going to be a post where I nerd out on editing, which I occasionally do. If you are one of the few writers that doesn’t obsess over editing, consider yourself lucky and feel free to get back to whatever glorious thing you’ve created in the hours all of the rest…
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From paper to page

So you’ve decided to go about this whole writing thing the right way, digital and paperback, with a nice pretty cover and a sharp, professional edit. Nice. I like you. I like the cut of your jib, and I think you’re a snappy dresser to boot. You and me? We’re going places. But we gotta…
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