A Radical Response to Piracy

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Since ebooks went mainstream (thank you, Kindle), book authors are now finding themselves in the same awkward spot that musicians have been in for over a decade. Readers can bypass bookstores, Kindle, and everything else, and own your book without paying a dime to you or anyone else. You’re being ripped off! What do you do? How […]

Being a 21st Century Writer

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If there’s one thing lacking in the publishing and journalism industries these days, it’s certainty. The world of writing and publishing is changing day-by-day, and no longer can you be a successful writer — whether your craft is journalism or novel writing, whether you’re writing for print or digital — merely by virtue of being […]

What’s a Book Writer to Do?

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I’ve had five novels published professionally, through an internationally-distributed publishing house. I’m contracted for one more, which will be hitting stores next Summer. And like all good authors, knowing that there’s an end in sight to my current contract, I’m on the hunt for a new one. After my first three books, getting a second […]

Google Editions

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Google Editions is coming, and you best be ready for it. Google is about to go head-to-head against Amazon over the ebook marketplace. This isn’t some pie-in-the-sky speculation. It’s fact. Originally planned to launch this summer, Google Editions has been met with endless delays. But the Wall Street Journal seems to think it’s almost here, so […]

Why Amazon Rules the Future of Publishing

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A few weeks ago, Amazon announced another new service they’ll be offering through their ebook store called Kindle Singles, which is meant to appeal to writers who want to publish something in that magical “in between” word count that comes between standard magazine article length and standard book length. The target size for Kindle Singles […]

All About ‘Pubit’ – Barnes & Noble’s New Self-Publishing System

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You may have heard this week that Barnes & Noble has upped its game when it comes to the fight against Amazon’s Kindle. Amazon has its Digital Text Platform to help writers self-publish their work both in ebook form, and now Barnes & Noble has Pubit, which does the same thing, but claims to be […]

Print-on-Demand for Dummies

For weeks, I’ve been telling you all about the virtues of ebooks, why they are not to be feared but embraced. How they are the future of publishing. Today, I’m going to tell you why you shouldn’t abandon print yet, and detail three of my favorite print-on-demand services. Schizophrenic? Maybe (but only because the publishing […]