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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]