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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 [...]

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 [...]