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This Week in Indie Publishing

Author Don Massenzio

Hello,

This was a relatively popular feature on my blog and I’ve decided to resurrect it. I will try to curate four to five interesting stories each week related to Indie Publishing. I hope you find them useful and enjoyable.

5 Tips for Self-Publishing a Book

Have you always wanted to see your words in print? Publishing a book used to be a drawn out, complicated process that was left only to the pros. Nowadays, it’s easier than ever to get your words out there thanks to self-publishing.

In the Kindle Store, 31% of all e-book sales were for self-published books. Those are good stats if you’re hoping to earn a living from writing alone. Whether you’re experienced in the world of publishing or this is your first project, here are 5 tips for self-publishing your book in no time.

1. Don’t Skimp on Editing

Editing your book is what…

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If You Voted for my Book, Thank You!! :)

If you voted for my book “Chase Tinker and the House of Magic” for Book of the Month, thank you!!!

It won! Yaaaaay!! :)

Hey everyone!

Could you please PLEASE vote for my book “Chase Tinker and the House of Magic” for Book of the Month on this popular, book website? I can really use your help. You don’t have to have read it. It’s just picking it to be the Book of the Month. And it could really use the exposure.

http://www.readfree.ly/help-choose-our-next-book-of-the-month/

Thank you!!!! ❤ 😊

Malia

And if the link takes you to the website’s home page, just close it and click on it again to make it work.

 

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9 Pieces of Bad Publishing Advice New Writers Should Ignore – by Anne R. Allen…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

Social Media is both a boon and a curse to new writers. Online writing groups and forums are an excellent source of insider information on the publishing industry—stuff we once could only find at expensive classes and writers’ conferences.

But social media is also a major source of misinformation and dangerously bad advice.

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Blogging Can Jumpstart Your Writing Career…Even Before You Publish – by Anne R. Allen…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

This week,Jane Friedman reports some bad news for new novelists who want to go the traditional publishing route. (Click Jane’s name to see article)

She says fiction markets are increasingly “more competitive and risk-averse due to continued dwindling sales.” And she tells us that agents and publishers are now combing queries looking for “authors who demonstrate they have a vision for their career and the marketing work involved in that career.”

So how can you show “vision” and an aptitude for “marketing work”...before you query?

One way is blogging.

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The Time is Now to Become an Independent Author

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DSM Publications

Soap BoxYes, It’s time for my soapbox. You may be going through the classic struggle trying to decide whether to self-publish or wait for traditional publishing possibilities.

There are many pros and cons to each and I’ve gone through many of those in previous posts. For me, the obvious choice was self-publishing. When I triangulated my age with my available time and my tolerance for rejection, it was the smart option for me.

It’s up to you do decide which path you want to take, but I want to let you know that there has never been a better time to be an independently published author. There are so many tools and favorable platforms that, when you choose the indie author path, it is a fairly straightforward route to navigate.

Is it easy? Not at all. You will expend the same amount of energy (if not more) than you would have creating…

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An Exciting (Scary) New Venture

Author Don Massenzio

I launched my author blog about three years ago and have watched it grow beyond anything I’d hoped. I’ve met many great people as I’ve made some friendships and have helped some authors along the way.

As luck would have it, I lost my day job about two months ago and I’m still in search of regular employment to keep the lights on and put food on the table.

The silver lining that emerged from this is that I’m embarking on a new venture. During the past year, I have edited books for a few select authors as kind of a pilot and test launch of a set of services that I hoped to turn into a business. My extra ‘free time’ and my need to generate some income, I’m launching a book editing/formatting service formally as a separate WordPress site.

For authors that take advantage of these services, I’m…

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Jami Gold’s Resources for Writers…

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By Jami Gold

Via Karen D Dowdall Blog:

I’ve written over 700 posts on my blog, most geared toward writers. 

The links found HERE are some of the most useful and helpful posts so far.

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