Me on Indie Publishing

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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Guest Post By My Agent, The Magnificent Laurie McLean

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This past week I was teaching an online class to RWA’s Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal chapter about the role of the literary agent in today’s digital publishing paradigm. And one of the areas I know a lot about (after 20-plus years as the founder and CEO of a public relations agency in the Silicon Valley […]

Me on Indie Publishing

Bit.ly Love

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I had a really good day yesterday.  After a lot of whining and whinging and bleh, it feels good to say that.  I finished a whole lecture, added questions to 2 chapters of test banks.  Read a fair chunk of Linger.  It was just generally a really positive kind of day.  How refreshing! So last […]

Musings

More On Numbers

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Monday there was a guest post by Mark Terry on A Newbie’s Guide To Publishing.  He talked about his own experience with ebooks–which was VASTLY different from Joe Konrath’s.  From September to February, count ’em, SIX MONTHS, Mark made a whopping $10.92 cents in royalties.  His Amazon page needed work, he’s apparently done no marketing […]

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Market Plans

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Man it is all I can do to keep my eyes open at work this afternoon. I woke up around midnight last night and apparently had hit the end of a sleep cycle and I was AWAKE. My brain was ginning and would not let me go back to sleep until I dashed off some […]

Musings

What Do You Like In a Freebie?

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It has been well established by Lynn Viehl, J.A. Konrath, and others that giving away some of your work for free is a great way to garner readers and fans.  Someone comes along and reads a short story or a novella or even a full length novel set in your world, their appetite is whet, […]