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Get Back To Work!

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I woke up this morning to a post by my pal Andrew Mocete that really resonated with me.  Write More, Market Less: The Proof.  It was, quite obviously, about how we should write more and market less.  He linked back to this article about self-publishing statistics, which I found quite interesting.  I was curious to […]

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Amazon You Confuse Me

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So Susan’s been updating sales numbers this morning and asked me if I’d had many of my $2.99 + titles sell at the 35% rate. Say what? Honestly, I’d never looked.  I have my spreadsheet where I enter total copies sold and it calculates the royalty for me.  There’s a whole other page where I […]

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Readers Matter

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So yesterday my pal Kristen Lamb made a fantastic post about the new publishing paradigm offering suggestions to the Big 6 to keep them from sharing the fate of the Titanic.  It’s brilliant and spot on. Something that stood out for me was a quote she pulled from The Author’s Guild post, Publishing’s Ecosystem on […]

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Thoughts on KDP Select

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So by now everybody who’s currently distributing through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (and everybody else who’s seen it on Twitter) has heard about this new KDP Select. I am not a fan. Is this a good business decision for Amazon?  Sure.  They’re doing something else to try to corner the market on ebooks.  Since largely […]

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An Open Letter To Barnes & Noble

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Dear Barnes and Noble, When you announced plans for Pubit!, indie authors everywhere rejoiced.  You were going to be another venue, a direct competitor to Amazon, and a means for those of us who chose Nook over Kindle to get ebooks that aren’t victims of price inflation by New York.  It took you a while […]

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Mental Reboot

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I’ve done a lot of freaking out this year (and last year, and probably other times before that).  It’s kind of a natural end result of being a Type A workaholic who constantly runs at the edge of Maxed Out.  Anything that implies more work or that things won’t pay off or work out as […]