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The Promises of Spring

         On this relatively mild, sunny March day (mid-thirties), after an obnoxiously long and brutally cold/snowy winter, I can’t stop daydreaming about flowers and butterflies and spring and the warmth of summer to come. 533 more words


Self-Publishing: Pro's and Cons

A good ole’ friend of mine, an IT dude with a liberal arts degree and a career in education behind him, has reinvented himself as an e-book formatter. 2,658 more words


Do we have an editor to thank for To Kill a Mockingbird?

Do we have an editor to thank for To Kill a Mockingbird?

In today’s shifting landscape of publishing, there is a lot of talk about what value the traditional systems bring to it. 679 more words


Be traditionally published or be damned?

Self publishing is not a new phenomena.   Eighteen years ago, I used to work part-time in Books Etc in Canary Wharf.  Every Saturday without fail, a writer would come into the shop and ask if we would stock his book. 726 more words

Caught Between a Bookstore and an Amazon Place

I had an interesting experience recently, one that emblemized the continuing turf-wars indie writers can get unwittingly caught up in amongst factions of the publishing world: those with whom we’ve attempted to engage with little or no success (traditional publishers); those we’re seeking to involve in our independent marketing efforts (bookstores), and those who actually give us the platform and opportunity to fulfill our goals as creative writers (Amazon, Smashwords, and others). 1,490 more words

Macmillan signs on with Scribd and Oyster

Macmillan signs on with Scribd and Oyster

In something I described as “shaky” in my annual prediction post for 2015:

The Year Ahead: 2015

I “predicted” that at least one Big 5 publisher would join Amazon’s subser (that’s what I call a subscription service) 716 more words

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Would You Buy A Book With No Reviews?

Would I buy a book that didn’t have any reviews on Amazon?  No.  With so many demands on our time, from work to family, and options to spend time, from watching television to playing sports, I think it’s fair to say that time is precious.   515 more words

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