The word circulated last week that Random Penguin had axed four different western series. This wasn’t unexpected–I pretty much assumed this in December and realized what the merger of Random House and Penguin meant last year when it was announced. 397 more words
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After months or years of writing and rewriting, editing and revising, reworking and polishing, you’ve finally done it—you’ve completed your novel! You have your manuscript in hand, substantial in heft, ready for the next step. 1,138 more words
There’s no getting around it. Amazon is the biggest retailer for independent publishers. Amazon is pretty much it.
This is both pretty exciting, because how great it is to have direct access to potential readers, and pretty unnerving, because who likes to deal with what could become a monopolistic player in a very short time. 358 more words
I saw this article, Self-Publishing and Community Experts: Are We Getting The Balance Right?, and was entertained by the author’s skewering of some self-publishing “expert” stereotypes. 326 more words