SHAKESPEARE system for helping authors figure out self-publishing

I get a lot of requests from new authors looking for tips and advice on how to navigate the self-publishing book market. I created this document to summarize the approach that worked for me in getting started.

Darknet

As a teaser, here's the first two chapters to my new novel, DARKNET, available now for pre-order on Amazon (will be released March 11th): http://www.amazon.com/Darknet-Matthew-Mather-ebook/dp/B00R52OLSI/ CHAPTER 1   Wednesday, August 10th Central London, England 12 pm One hour until the next assassin deadline. Dead-line. An appropriate word. Sean Womack checked his wind-up wristwatch. Tried to steady his [...]

The Birth of the New Book Market

Yesterday, I watched a documentary about the rise and fall of Napster, and it made me think. It made me think of how good things are for indie writers in the new digital book world. If we didn't have Amazon leading this switch to digital, we might have had some Napster-for-books start-up with free sharing, [...]

The Third Way of Book Publishing

Is the future of book publishing with the Big Five or with the self-published author/marketer? When it comes to book publishing, traditionally published authors, as John Green has said, tend to favor the Big Five. Self-published authors pull for their side, as Brenna Aubrey convincingly illustrated in her article. There has been a lot said [...]

CyberStorm is released!

CyberStorm is now live and available for download! http://www.amazon.com/CyberStorm-ebook/dp/B00BT4QRHG If you want to follow all the release action, watch my Facebook page - www.facebook.com/author.matthew.mather The book is already getting rave reviews! “Wow! Entralling! CyberStorm is a must read...this book is such a page turner. I couldn't wait to see what happened next!” – Adria Fraser, book [...]

Join an inside, hour-by-hour view into the launch of a new indie book…

For any of you that might be interested, in the next week you can witness, hour-by-hour, the launch of a new indie book by a best-selling, self-pubbed author - and by that, I mean me! I am launching my newest novel, CyberStorm, next Friday, March.15th, and you're all invited for a personal seat at the [...]

CyberStorm update…and prologue!

Phew. It has been a rough couple of weeks, so I haven't posted anything in a while, but now gearing up for the launch of CyberStorm on March 15th. I thought I would share the prologue with everyone! CyberStorm -- Prologue IN THE DIM light I could see five people huddled together in the bare [...]

CyberStorm is going to beta…

I am happy to announce that I've finished writing CyberStorm, the sort-of prequel to Atopia. At 440 pages in the raw first draft it is a pretty good size, and I'm going to try and work it down to under 400 to keep the story tight. Next weekend I will be releasing a draft to [...]

In defense of my “indie” brothers and sisters

The book market has radically changed in the past few years, and I am not going to rehash all the amazing stats and how people don't need to get a publisher anymore. That was so last week. This has led to a flood of "indie" authors going out and publishing their own work. After all, [...]

Being a best seller on Amazon…

Last week the Atopia Chronicles, a compilation of six novellas and books, went to #1 on Amazon sci-fi/high tech, and #6 on all of science fiction. It was only topped by the Game of Thrones juggernaut, which, as one of my readers helpfully suggested, isn't really science fiction, so I was really at the top [...]