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So Who’s Making Money with This Thing?

“Self-publishing has revolutionized the publishing industry.” How many times have you heard that in the past five years? And it’s true that it’s easier now than ever before for authors to publish and to put their writing in front of potential readers—cheaper too. And yet. Even before the invention of the e-reader, very few writers […]

Crowdsource Your Masterpiece

It’s hard to even consider writing a book without somewhere in the back of your mind wondering, “Hmmmm…is there a market for this type of work?” But now one company is hoping to take the guesswork out of publishing altogether with a revolutionary publishing platform: Pubslush. What’s Pubslush? Pubslush is a global, crowdfunding and analytics […]

Have You Self-Published?

If so, the Network has a favor to ask. From time to time, we receive inquiries from authors looking to self-publish for the first time. While we are able to direct these writers to certain resources and publishing platforms, we would also love to be able to put these writers in touch with other authors […]

Self-Publish? Don’t Even Think About It

A cottage industry—or really not so “cottage-y” anymore—has been built around dispensing advice to would-be authors on how to self-publish their book(s). How-to-guides, blogs and website services, and weekend-long conferences are devoted to eschewing the traditional method of publishing and teaching folks to do it themselves. What you’ll rarely hear at one of those publishing […]

How Do You Publish?

How do you publish? Have you been published by a traditional publishing house, or are you a self-published author? If self-published, are you distributing your book yourself or through a distributor? Jane Friedman, the web editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review, walks authors through five different publishing models in her recent blog post here. Don’t […]

NPR on Self-Publishing

In case you missed it, National Public Radio’s Morning Edition today included a story by Lynn Neary, posted on their website under the headline “Self-Publishing: No Longer Just a Vanity Project.” Which, y’know, most of us already knew, but it’s nice to get some NPR notice. The story does a good job of examining the […]

Seeking the Work-Promotion Balance

Whether we’re an indy author or we’ve been published through the traditional route, we’re expected to play some part in the promotion of our book. More than likely, we’re playing a large part. But one day, we feel our eyes glaze over from scouring Amazon.com for potential reviewers. We might find ourselves wondering, “Is this the best use of […]

$0.99 e-Books and the Allure of “Free!”

The cyber-waves have been buzzin’ this week with book-industry professionals examining the rise of the steeply discounted e-book and what exactly that means for publishing in general. Check out these articles to key into the conversation… and then share your thoughts! What’s the Problem with Free? by Kristen Lamb Ebooks Encourage Authors To Stare At […]

I would’ve posted yesterday . . .

. . . but yesterday was April Fools’ Day, my second-favorite holiday of the year, and I wouldn’t have been able to resist the temptation to add a little prank to my post.  Something like, say, announcing that everyone who renews their membership in April gets an automatic six-figure book deal with Random House. So […]