Size Does Matter

Size does matter. But, put away the rulers class. That’s not the kind of size we’re discussing today. No, what I want to look at today is the size of the modern American detective novels. When I say size here, I’m talking word count, not the physical dimensions of a printed book. Generally, to qualify […]

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Should Self-Published Authors Pay for Professional Editing?

More and more often I hear self-publishing gurus espousing the view that self-published authors must get professional editing before publishing books. The justification behind that opinion is that readers today expect self-published books to meet the same quality standards that are set by traditionally published books. The recommendation that self-published books must be professionally edited […]

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Do You Bublish?

I happened across a new website/tool today for authors. It’s called Bublish, and the site claims it can help connect authors with new potential readers. With thousands of new books being published daily, if it works as advertised, Bubblish could become a game-changer for book marketing by independent authors and publishers.

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Come What May Novel Featured by BookWorks

Gobsmacked but so honored best describes my feelings when I opened an email from BookWorks this morning and learned that my Come What May Novel had been featured by them. BookWorks.com, a Publishers Weekly partner, is an international community for self-publishing authors and the professionals and companies who serve them. They help their members prepare, […]

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Why I’ve Started Publishing on Wattpad

In this post, you will learn about an online storytelling community called Wattpad and the reasons why I’ve recently started publishing my work there. This is one of those rare posts that may be of interest to you whether you are primarily a reader or writer. For the benefit of any who may not be […]

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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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