My Take on the KDP Select Debate

To KDP Select or not to KDP Select? That is the question, for Indie publishers who choose to self-publish using the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) platform to publish and sell eBooks on Amazon. In a nutshell, KDP Select is a program where publishers give Amazon exclusive digital rights to their eBooks in exchange for a […]

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Reality Check for Indie Publisher-Critic Author Laurie Gough

Yet another traditionally published author, Laurie Gough, blundered into a firestorm of controversy by penning an ill-advised and tactless article disparaging self-published authors. The article, “Self-Publishing: An Insult to the Written Word” which appeared December 30, 2016, in the Huffington Post Blog, really takes Indie publishers to task. Here are but a few of Gough’s […]

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A Look at Novel Scenes

So what are novel scenes? Scenes are actions in a work of fiction that take place in a single location over a continuous time. Scenes build and maintain momentum by engaging the reader. Oddly enough, as a reader, I never had any real awareness of scenes or appreciation for the importance of scenes in a […]

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