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How to Convert a Blog into a Book

If you have decided to turn your popular blog into a book, it takes more than just copying your blog entries into a word document and calling it a book. Instead, you have to take the content from your blog and convert it into content...

One Author’s Self-Publishing Experience with CreateSpace

It just seems too easy. Too good to be true. Those were my thoughts when I first heard about CreateSpace a few years ago. And because of those thoughts, it kept me from letting my biggest dream of all come true. Fast forward a few...

How to Avoid Ghost Writer Scams

Learning how to avoid ghost writing scams is the most vital part of hiring a ghost writer. A ghost writer is a person who is hired by a writer to write literary works, journalistic articles, speeches, or any other type of text that is then...

Joe Konrath: Indie Publishing's Indomitable Voice

As any indie author who’s been around for a little while will tell you, the indie publishing freeway is fraught with all kinds of perils and detours that are beyond an indie author’s control. Changes in e-retailer policies, e-retailer algorithms or changes in acceptable moral...

Indie Authors: Timing, Positioning, Adapting and Reinventing

Until fairly recently, the debut of a much-advertised television show or mini series on television pretty much guaranteed high ratings for the network airing the event. An example of this is The Thorn Birds, a 1977 best-selling novel by Colleen McCullough. It was adapted into...

Read the Fine Print (Publishers)

Congratulations, you have finished your first romance novel, A Dove in the Wind. Readers have been following you via social media and are so excited by the sample chapters that you have been leaking so far, and can’t wait to read the whole book. If...

Can Legacy Publishing Still Afford its “Top Guns”?

Indie publishing advocate Joe Konrath has described legacy publishing as a “carny game” or, at the very least, a lottery where hundreds of thousands of authors play the game and only a select few of them “win” at it. Those authors who win the legacy publishing lottery...

Indie Authors: Today’s Illegitimate Children of the Publishing World?

Well into the last century, there was a certain stigma attached to being born illegitimate, supported in no small part by the insensitive moniker of “bastard”. Fast forward to today’s world of publishing and indie authors have become the illegitimate bastard children seemingly no one’s...

Direct Deposit On Demand

You are an author and you wrote, Plenty of Catfish: Volume I (The Fishnet Series). In order to get your book the proper exposure it needs, you have decided to use the CreateSpace (Amazon.com) platform. How can you decide as to whether a Standard or Expanded...

Which Distribution Channels Should I Choose?

You are an author and you wrote, Plenty of Catfish: Volume I (The Fishnet Series). The basis of your story is about catfishing, which is a deceptive manner of creating an intimate relationship for the purpose of deceiving someone. How can you decide as to whether...