reblogged from the Mad Genius Club. If you already own the book, then this is a reminder to write a review! I’d like to thank Amie Gibbons for pulling this together. Between school and life, I’ve been too busy to think straight, let alone do the legwork. You should really check out her work – she… Read More Third Annual Indie Author Sale
September 2015 Author Earnings report is out! Indie self-published books: And then at the top of the graph, in various shades of blue, we have indie self-published books. For simplicity, in this series of charts, we’ve included uncategorized single-author-publishers (who are basically all unconfirmed, low-selling indies) in the indie category. In 2015, we began tracking in our reports which… Read More In the Shadows
A curated list of authors selected works and put them on sale, just for readers like you. If you’ve been waiting for the next fun read, or for a reason to Read Indie, this is that time. All the books are priced between $2.99 and $0.99, affordable ways to explore new worlds. You will find… Read More 2nd Annual Indie Author Labor Day Sale
#hugoaward #sadpuppies R K Modena, a wonderful woman I am proud to call a friend, speaks out on the Hugo controversy, and why it is so much more than a tiny teacup tempest over an award. I’m quoting some of her post here, but really, you should go read the whole thing. It is an amazing memoir… Read More Accusations and Consequences
I’m looking at my list of things that must be done before we leave later this month to do things, like: get married, see friends and family, travel for a week… It will be a good time. But at the moment, there is a lot of work to be done that will help it all… Read More Monday Morning Links of Interest
When was the last time you could pick up a novel for only three dollars? Much less nearly one hundred of them? Oh, I don’t expect that you will buy ALL of the ones on the list, but it’s the first annual Labor Day Independents Book Sale! For a full list of titles and authors,… Read More Books on Sale, Cheap!
Dorothy Grant published a short series of articles on her blog that I would like to draw your attention to. She’s the brilliant, quieter half, of the man responsible for one of the best new series of Space Operas coming out right now, Peter Grant. I’ve reviewed his work a few times, and will keep… Read More Anatomy of a Book Cover
I get all metaphorical, and as snarky as I ever get, this morning over at Mad Genius Club. I’m the nice one, over there, but really… they are just special, aren’t they? Books are, as this article eloquently puts it, emotional artifacts. GigaOm: “What makes Amazon’s dispute with publishers different from a typical battle between… Read More Emotional Artifacts
Mirror-posted at ASM I have permission from the talented Gina Marie Wylie to use one of her covers to illustrate a before-and-after of an ebook cover, taking it from amateur, to professional, in a few easy steps. I am using Gimp 2.8 on a Mac, Gimp is freeware, and the last upgrade makes it almost… Read More Cover Layout Tutorial
Mirror-posted at Mad Genius Club today. I’ll begin this with two myths. First, that books and publishing need gatekeepers. This could be applied to oh, so much more in life, but I will stop there. The other, that gatekeepers must have the ‘right credentials’ or indeed, that anyone involved with writing must have them, from… Read More Fling Open the Gates
Have one? Want one? Mosey on over to Mad Genius Club for my post on why we live in the lap of luxury when it comes to books.