Tag: self-publishing

Self-Publishing Paths: Week 6, Marketing & Promotion

Treat your writing like a passion, but treat your novel like a business. You’ve done it. You have achieved a dream—maybe one that was lifelong, or perhaps more spur-of-the-moment, but an achievement to be commended for. Take a minute and think about that. Thousands of people want to write a […]

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Self-Publishing Paths: Week 5, Editing & Cover Design

Treat your writing like a passion, but treat your novel like a business. Sometimes, most of the time even, new authors are consumed by and utterly immersed in their first few writing projects, often to the point of having absolutely no brain cells left over for any other creative or “businessy” endeavors. […]

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Self-Publishing Paths: Week 4, Creating eBooks

Treat your writing like a passion, but treat your novel like a business. For someone unfamiliar with HTML or CSS, creating an ebook may seem like black magic. But that doesn’t have to stop you from making ebooks your main self-published medium. Hundreds and hundreds of ebook creators have their […]

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Self-Publishing Paths: Week 3, Distribution

Treat your writing like a passion, but treat your novel like a business. There are two kinds of people in the world (outside of those who write and those who don’t), and they are those who obsess about the details and those who think of details as esoteric thought experiments […]

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Self-Publishing Paths: Week 2, Business Plans

Treat your writing like a passion, but treat your novel like a business. Being an independently published author is extremely time intensive. Knowing that going in is the first consideration you need to include when evaluating your trajectory and goals. Much as you may outline your novel—with plot arcs, story […]

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Self-Publishing Paths: Week 1, Research

Treat your writing like a passion, but treat your novel like a business. Like many of you, though I have written my entire life, it’s only been in the last two years that I picked up my grown-up author pen and forayed into the world of independent publishing. With great […]

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10 Tips for Fiction Writers: Editor Spotlight with Liz Broomfield

Hello dear readers! Please welcome my guest poster, Liz Broomfield: editor, writer, and wonderful resource for getting your book done write (er, right). An editor’s advice: ten tips for fiction writers As a busy editor (among other roles), I work with fiction writers, many of whom are considering self-publishing. I’ve […]

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Writing Advice from Paolo Bacigalupi

Had a pretty awesome experience this week when I logged into Twitter just to see what was happening in my twitterfriendverse. Turns out, it was moments until a live chat with the one, the only Paolo Bacigalupi, hosted by Little, Brown School, part of Hatchette Publishing. There may or may […]

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Publishing Pains: Part Three, the Final Word

If you read the other two posts in this series, particularly this one, you’re aware of the many avenues and bits of software I explored in order to create my first ebook. After considerable trial and error since–I’ve put out a couple of shorter stories as standalones and my debut […]

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Publishing Pains: Part Two

As mentioned in my last post, this post will be a discussion of the steps, software, and distribution sources I used to epublish my first ebook, On Hearts on Scorpions. Isn’t that egreat? Note, everything I’m going to talk about is based on the features and functionality of a Mac […]

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