Category Archives: self-publishing

Bad for Business?






There’s an interesting article in the current New Yorker about the future of the publishing industry.  It doesn’t look bright for the Big Five publishers.  On the other hand, it looks rosy for Amazon, according to the author of the … Continue reading




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Self-publishing vs. Traditional Publishing






I keep getting asked why I chose to self-publish.  Here’s one answer I give. Self-publishing is more immediate than the traditional route.  Immediacy is a main reason I’m doing it.  If you go the traditional route, it could take years … Continue reading




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Novelist Vince Flynn Dead at 47






I can’t believe Vince Flynn is dead.  He was so young.  I have read every single one of his thrillers and was eagerly awaiting the next one. I feel like I know him, even though I never met him.  He … Continue reading




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Why Would a Self-publishing Author Want an Agent?






According to the New York Times (4/17/13), well-known author David Mamet will self-publish his works this year, instead of going through his traditional publisher.  But for some reason he is using his literary agency ICM Partners to represent him as … Continue reading




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Is Self-publishing out of the Cellar Yet?






Self-publishing has always carried a stigma to it.  After all, it’s not much different than vanity publishing, which still has a stigma attached to it.  The idea is, the self-published book couldn’t find a publisher to print it in New … Continue reading




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Barnes and Noble’s Nook Press






I recently transferred my e-books that were on Barnes and Noble’s Pub It over to B&N’s Nook Press.  I don’t see much difference between the two formats at this point.  There is one difference.  You can sell your e-book in … Continue reading




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Barnes and Noble Introduces Nook Press






Barnes and Noble’s Pub It Web site is now changing its name to Nook Press.  I don’t know why Barnes and Noble is making the change.  I never had any problem using Pub It.  In fact, I found it easier … Continue reading




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What does Amazon’s Acquisition of Goodreads Mean?






Now that Amazon is going to acquire the reading site Goodreads, it can’t be a good thing for Barnes and Noble.  The links to buy Barnes and Noble books were prominently featured on Goodreads.  The Amazon links not so much. … Continue reading




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The Self-Publishing Paradox






If you really want to make slathers of cash being a writer, write books about how to be a writer.  Do you think I’m joking? I got an e-mail yesterday from Amazon about a book called APE, which I never … Continue reading




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