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An Indie Author Ready for the Future of Publishing

Literary agent Andrew Lownie in THIS article recently stated that he believes that nearly 75% of published books within then next 5-10 years will be self-published. 415 more words

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Amazon and Simon & Schuster reach a deal

Amazon and Simon & Schuster reach a deal

There is a future for Big Five books in the Kindle store.

That certainly seemed like the most likely outcome, although the day may come when Amazon doesn’t need them any more. 776 more words

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Time to Market

In my posts about a first-time writer deciding between traditional publishing and self-publishing, I’ve recently been discussing non-financial considerations. Today I’m writing about the time it takes for the writer’s book to come to market once the manuscript has been completed. 409 more words


Publishing Short Stories the Traditional Way

After two weeks of fretting, and tears, and sleepless nights, it suddenly hit me that I already have the raw material with which,  potentially, I can make a small living. 886 more words


Who is still blocking text-to-speech access?

Who is still blocking text-to-speech access?

A Kindle with text-to-speech access can use software to read aloud any text downloaded to it…provided that the ability to do that is not blocked by the publisher inserting code into the file which prevents it. 1,170 more words

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Round up #266: genre map, Hachette's sales are...

Round up #266: genre map, Hachette’s sales are…

The ILMK Round ups are short pieces which may or may not be expanded later.

Hachette e-book sales down 34% 864 more words