Ebooks are very convenient but at the same time so horribly restrictive The ebook will never replace a real book, as so many people have said over the years since the introduction of the ebook by Sony, and then shortly after, by Amazon. There has never been a topic as controversial and divisive in the book publishing industry as the
Do you have a goal of being published one day? By Tia Moreen Well if your answer is yes, you may as well say you have a goal of being rejected; because this is going to happen no matter how good you are as a writer. If you are afraid of rejection, then you are in the wrong trade. Writers eat
Take control of your writing, and income, by becoming an independent publisher For writers and authors, self-publishing is easy. Upload a Word manuscript to Amazon KDP or an aggregator, and you have a book for sale. However, as easy as it is, your sales potential and income is heavily controlled by pages of terms and conditions that can change at
Is crowdfunding, using sites such as Kickstarter a viable alternative for self-publishers? Crowdfunding is not top of mind for most self-publishing authors, who generally concentrate on Amazon KDP, Createspace, Lulu, Smashwords and Draft2Digital distribution to generate ebook and book sales.
There is no doubt that the first years of self-publishing have been akin to a wild roller coaster ride. We need self-publishing version 2.0. As with any new technology, business model or craze, everyone has had their own ideas about how to achieve success. There have been the successful outliers such as John Locke, Amanda Hocking and E L James