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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.

SHAKESPEARE system for helping authors figure out self-publishing 2018-02-20T07:40:01+00:00

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 [...]

The Third Way of Book Publishing 2018-02-20T07:40:01+00:00

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 [...]

CyberStorm is going to beta… 2013-01-14T22:53:09+00:00

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, [...]

In defense of my “indie” brothers and sisters 2012-10-15T01:31:00+00:00

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 [...]

Being a best seller on Amazon… 2018-02-20T07:40:02+00:00