All Blog Posts Tagged 'indie' (62)

Literary Selfies website - for self-publishers and avid readers.

There’s a new website dedicated to self-published authors. If you want to expand the reach of your self-published book, or if you’re an avid reader and want to discover new authors, go to http://www.literaryselfies.com.

The site is the product of two self-publishers – myself and my aunt, Rebecca Sloan. You can see her books, Branches and Lake Effect on the website.

The site has gotten off to a good…

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Added by Theresa Nash on September 30, 2014 at 6:21am — No Comments

Goodreads Author Page

I finally got around to setting this up -A Goodreads author page for E.B. Purtill. I'd love it if you'd come on over and check it out!

Added by E. B. Purtill on May 7, 2014 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Stop, Fellow Authors! Before You Take That Book Deal, Please, Read This.

Five Questions for the Traditional Book Deal

As any of you who have read my recent blog posts…

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Added by Kamy Wicoff on November 12, 2013 at 7:30am — 49 Comments

Beware of a Sotia Teneth

The following is an email that I received after someone here on She Writes contacted me. I think it is only right and fair that I warn the other members here that are truly here for writing like I myself am here for.

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sotia teneh …
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Added by Màiri Campbell on October 29, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Aisling



To escape the battles ravaging her beloved Scotland, Aisling is sent to live with her mother's family in the Netherlands.

Her courage is tested when the safety of her new surroundings come into question.




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Added by Màiri Campbell on October 28, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Angel in Stone

It’s All Hallows Eve and three friends take a trip to see a reportedly haunted statue at a local cemetery. They soon regret their  destination of choice for the night where the veil between worlds is thinnest.





To purchase a copy for your Kindle…



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Added by Màiri Campbell on October 28, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How Much Can Indie Authors Realistically Make?

Two friends have told me this week that they're disappointed in the sales of their first book, because it's not enough for them to quit their jobs and write full time. I also read articles on Writer's Digest and another one by …

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Added by Rachel Thompson on October 13, 2013 at 3:24pm — 19 Comments

Why Quality Editing Is Crucial When You Self-Publish (Part Three – Copyediting)

Does the word copyediting make you want to run and hide? Is sorting out the nuances of the mechanics of language nausea inducing? Do terms like dependent clause and dangling modifier cause an eye roll? Ditto for the subtle yet important difference between an em dash and an en dash?

If you typically believe that grammar rules are out to get you, you’re not alone; you also don’t have to suffer. (Bugle blow, please.) All hail the…

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Added by Stacey Aaronson on September 11, 2013 at 7:38pm — No Comments

Be Smart not Taken: Red Flags to Heed When Seeking Self-Publishing Providers

I received a call several months ago from a potential client who wanted to discuss a possible “redo” of his book. The person who designed it claimed to know what he was doing; and editing … well, let’s just say there was virtually none. Worst of all, it was already listed on Amazon.



Upon meeting in person and seeing the book for myself, I was crestfallen that what this author had deemed acceptable—because I suppose he didn’t know any better—was nothing more than a bound first…

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Added by Stacey Aaronson on August 26, 2013 at 2:00pm — 18 Comments

Why Divide? The Indie/Trad Debate

When I was a young mom (nearly 25 years ago, but who's counting?), I enjoyed reading parenting magazines. Before too long, though, I was overwhelmed by the combative nature I found in most of these publications. Everything, it seemed, was a battle: cloth diapers versus disposable. Bottle versus breast. Let them cry versus comfort. Stay at home mom versus working mom. It was crazy!

Now I'm in a world that is oddly reminiscent of that time. In publishing today, choices abound.…

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Added by Tawdra Kandle on August 10, 2013 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Three Lessons I’ve Learned from My First Year as Publisher of She Writes Press

She Writes Press is already over a year old. Last time this year we were just signing new authors.…

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Added by Brooke Warner on August 4, 2013 at 1:30pm — 31 Comments

[SWP: BEHIND THE BOOK] Why I Chose to Self-Publish

Dear friends and fellow writers,

I've gotten a lot of questions regarding self-publishing my memoir Seeing Red; I hope this blog post will inspire you and answer some of the questions you may be carrying as you consider how best to publish your work.…

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Added by Lone Morch on June 18, 2013 at 11:30am — 14 Comments

Digital Age Lends Advantage to Indie Authors

by Gillian Nicol

The publishing world is changing and that’s a fact. Gone are the days of piles of rejection letters and agents; being replaced instead by on demand eBooks and indie author…

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Added by Gillian Nicol on June 11, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Pen Name Decision

If you look me up online you'll quickly realize that my name isn't actually Anne Belle. While Anne is my middle name, my name is actually Samantha. I was born as Samantha Anne Branham. I married and became a Tiner. Now, I'm on the tail end of a divorce (just the legal fees remain before it is final) and I'm about to remarry and become Mrs. Wilson. With all that change and me trying to build a solid foundation as an author, a pen name seemed the best solution. So, I bit the proverbial bullet…

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Added by Anne Belle on May 29, 2013 at 11:40am — No Comments

Return to Zero—Championing Indies

This post is putting the horse before the cart in a way. On Thursday, May 23, the following post went out in the She Writes newsletter:

If you lost your baby mere weeks before it was to be born, what would you do? Perhaps more importantly, what would it do to you?

Return to Zero is the first film ever created with stillbirth as its central theme. It has an amazing cast (Minnie Driver, Paul Adelstein, Alfred Molina, Kathy Baker, and more), but…

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Added by Brooke Warner on May 23, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Why I Chose Indie

It’s a zoo out there; the noise in the publishing industry sounds like the cacophony of birds and beasts in a wildlife park; lot’s of trumpeting. The paths to publication appear to vary widely. I see three options: Hold out for the big house (the large publishing conglomerates); find a small, independent publisher who loves your work; or, take the bull by the horns and self publish. I have signed a book publishing contract with a small publishing house. …

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Added by Sydney Matheson Avey on May 14, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Help Your Friends to Help Your Book Go Viral

If you haven’t impregnated a Kardashian, toppled Wall Street, or starred in your own syndicated un-reality show, you may not have an instant platform for promoting your newly minted book. Let’s face it, for most first-time authors—and even for many of the multiply published among us—the first…

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Added by Betsy Graziani Fasbinder on May 7, 2013 at 6:00pm — 23 Comments

5 Lessons I've Learned On My 1st Time Author Journey

Coming to the resolve and saying, I am going to be an author, is becoming less intimidating these days. But that it is not say any less overwhelming. 

I am on the heels of (self) publishing my first book next week and along the…

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Added by CJ Johnson on April 8, 2013 at 11:57am — No Comments

CT Publishing Writing Contest With Prizes Up To $100 + A spot in our Anthology!

Check out the new publishing company on the block: Clean Teen Publishing! To roll out their new company, they are hosting a huge writing contest with prizes up to $100, plus inclusion in their premier anthology and the chance for a publishing contract.

 

http://www.cleanteenpublishing.com

 

https://www.facebook.com/cleanteenpublishing…

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Added by Rebecca Gober on March 22, 2013 at 9:08pm — No Comments

Going indie? Watch out for predators

While I'm no longer self-published, I began my career that way and am a big fan of indie publishing because it gives anyone the opportunity to fulfill his or her dream of becoming an author. However, authors must watch out for the unscrupulous types who prey on unsuspecting writers who are so eager to see their work in print that they get, for lack of a more gentle term, ripped off.…

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Added by Maria Murnane on January 7, 2013 at 6:11pm — 8 Comments

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