I’ve had a number of people ask me about publishing a book using Createspace, so I wanted to take a few minutes and outline what I have done. If I didn’t answer what you needed to know, ask in the comments and I’ll do my best to follow up. First of all, this is a… Read More How To: Createspace
A blast from the past… three years ago I wrote this, but it is still pertinent today. I’m reposting as it’s in a several month period of blog posts which got lost when I moved hosts a couple of years ago, and I need to dig through those and republish the good stuff, while I’m… Read More Writers Have Vanity Issues [Repost]
I have an article about why I call myself an Indie author, rather than self-published, up at Mad Genius Club today. It’s also about never feeling alone again, working with pros and more… you should read it, even if you aren’t sure what the distinction is. It’s not the first time I’ve talked through what’s… Read More Why Indie and not Self?
If you are interested in the publishing world, how it is changing, and what a popular, well-known author has to say about it, you must read this. All Changed, Changed Utterly I don’t know where all of this is going—which gives me something in common with everybody else in the world. The publishing landscape is… Read More Lawrence Block
A friend (actually, more than one, come to think of it) pointed me at a ranty post made by another writer this last week. I looked at it, shook my head, and went back to homework. But it stayed with me. Not the first part of the rant, which was… well, it didn’t make sense,… Read More Playing with the Big Boys
“Probably other bathroom fixture issues, too.” (the First Reader) There is a difference, my friends, between independently or self publishing, and vanity publishing. For that matter, micro presses and small presses aren’t always that safe, either. This post isn’t about the sharks swimming in the legacy publisher’s pool, so we will leave them unchummed for… Read More Writers have Vanity Issues
I have too much homework to think too much. Now, isn’t that a conundrum? Anyway, I decided I would spare you my analysis of John Donne’s The Flea, although if you have never read it, you should. It’s really funny. But I will let you analyze it yourself. Just let me suggest that you ponder… Read More Industry Reading
I have been asked several times in the last week alone about indie publishing. Before I talk about what I’m doing, and why, let me point out that I am relatively new to this. Vulcan’s Kittens is the first novel I have published, and that came out in 2013. I have been writing and studying… Read More Why I do what I do
Patrick Richardson was kind enough to let me guest blog over at his place, the Otherwhere Gazette. I wrote a rambling piece on my own road to self-publishing.
But on a different topic. I read Kristin Kathryn Rusch’s blog regularly, and today it really caught my attention. She takes on why self-publish? and handles that topic masterfully, based on her wide experience. I am still a newbie to this, but she sums up why I’ve chosen the arguably more difficult path. I am… Read More Another Reason
My internal debate made external, cross-posted at Amazing Stories Oh, and apologies, I am missing both the period key and the question mark from this keyboard – hope to rectify it later today! I’ve been on the brink of buying a ten-pack of ISBN numbers a half-dozen times the last few weeks. The reason I… Read More To ISBN or not to ISBN
The last 24 hours have been rather productive on the writing part of my life. Since I wear many hats, this is not always the case, although I am being good about maintaining my daily wordcount on Pixie Noir, my work-in-progress. I finally bit the bullet (now, there is an interesting metaphor, and I wonder… Read More Newsy Thing