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Kindle has been touted as validation for the self-published author, and for good reason. Now, you can publish your book without fear of rejection (by publishers) or wrangling with editors about where that comma should go – yours really is … Continue reading
One of the services that publishers provide that many self-publishers won’t have access to is legal advice. I figure it’s only a matter of time before some poor writer pays the price. We’ve all heard the stories about “legal” not … Continue reading
JA (Joe) Konrath is a crime fiction writer who has changed 100% to ebooks (well, I believe he still has some copies in print — let’s say his new sales are ebooks). He has several compelling arguments for doing this, … Continue reading
One look at the KindleBoards and there is little doubt that ebooks are taking off. The reasons for that are likely varied: they’re a novelty item, they’re easily purchased (from the reader point of view), easily disseminated (from a writer/publisher … Continue reading
I’ll admit: I thought ebook readers were a fad. Well at least I didn’t think they would replace the book. I thought they’d be one of those novelty things, like the concert settings on your TV and stereo, or the … Continue reading
Thursday I posted that Seth Godin has decided to self-publish. A friend sent me to a link to the blog of another author, Lee Goldberg (writer of the Monk series, books and TV) who is also pondering the self-publishing route. … Continue reading
“If you are going to buy a copy of that book in Canada, it’s damn well coming out of my shop.” said Andrew Steeves, publisher at Gaspereau Press, in The Globe and Mail. And he said that before “that book” went from mere Giller Prize short-lister to actual winner…
The book of course is The Sentimentalists, by Johanna Skibsrud. The media may or may not be playing up how frustrated she is with the publisher, but the fact is that this small press cares a lot about books. Actual, physical, books. So much so that it refuses to abandon its 1,000-per-week, hand-crafted method of printing them in order to play into Giller fever. Continue reading