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. Can Authors Bublish Their […]

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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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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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