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Zombie Publishing Memes #3 - Without Legacy Gatekeepers, No One Will Be Able to Find Good Books
This is the third in an ongoing series that Barry Eisler and I are writing. When we talk about zombie memes, we’re referring to arguments that just won’t die no matter how many times they’re massacred by logic and evidence. Because we’ve been shooting down ...
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Zombie Publishing Memes #2 - Low Prices Devalue Books
This is the second in an ongoing series that Barry Eisler and I are writing. When we talk about zombie memes, we’re referring to arguments that just won’t die no matter how many times they’re massacred by logic and evidence. Because we’ve been shooting down...
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Guest Post H. L. LeRoy
First, a giant thank you to Joe for allowing me to guest post about my Kindle Worlds’ stories on his blog. I’ve been a longtime reader of A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing and I’m absolutely thrilled to be here. When Joe offered the opportunity to write in Jac...
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Ebooks and Libraries and Self-Pubbed Authors
In a recent blog post, I
briefly mentioned that the ebook library market is currently devoid of any key
players as far as indies are concerned. I've known this for a
while, and came up with a business plan to fill this void. But it hasn't been
easy. Well, t...
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On Character Building (with Ann Voss Peterson and Linda Style)
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Voss Peterson:   A while back,
I moaned to Joe about the lack of good story craft discussions on the Internet,
and he challenged me to do what I could to change that. So to that end, I am
hijacking Newbie's Guide to Publishing for a day to focus on an a...
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Good suggestions for in-depth character development ~
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How to Compete with Amazon
In a nutshell: You can't. Amazon is the Eveything Store, and the most customer centric company on the planet. They innovate. They have the widest selection. They have the lowest prices. They have unsurpassed customer service. They keep striving to improve. ...
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Sorry, no 10 mill.  ;)  Good ideas, though.  I'm a big fan of GoodReads.
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The Amazon Agenda
I have a few disparate thoughts and observations that I'm going to attempt to coalesce into a single theme. Amazon was recently the subject of world news when the ever intrepid David Streitfeld , the NYT reporter that gave us the wonder of whale math , did ...
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TenDays of KENP with BookBub Boost
So this was unexpected. First, some background. Because I've been devoting my time to other things, I haven't published a solo novel in over two years. Whiskey Sour was my first legacy pubbed novel, and the hardcover came out in 2004. In 2010, I got my righ...
So this was unexpected. First, some background. Because I've been devoting my time to other things, I haven't published a solo novel in over two years. Whiskey Sour was my first legacy pubbed novel, and the hardcover came o...
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Zombie Publishing Memes #1 - Amazon is a Monppoly
This is the first in an ongoing series that Barry Eisler and I are writing. When we talk about zombie memes, we’re referring to arguments that just won’t die no matter how many times they’re massacred by logic and evidence. Because we’ve been shooting down ...
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Konrath Kindle Unlimited Numbers
I might be pretty good barometer for this experiment, because I have a large backlist, I haven't released anything new in over a year, and I didn't do any BookBubs or other promo in June or July (May was the last one I did.) So the only real difference bet6...
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Excellent piece about Kindle short stories vs novels as a means of income under new system.  Thanks for this info ~
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Guest Post by Macaulay C. Hunter
Confessions of a Former Pinhead A long time ago, ducklings, I had an oddball friend who wanted to be a bestselling author. Lest you suspect this ‘friend’ is going to turn out to be ‘me’ in an explosive revelation at the bottom of this post, be reassured. We...
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Barry and Joe and More Authors Guild Nonsense
TL;DR - The Authors Guild Still Sucks. Joe sez: Okay, so the Authors Guild keeps acting like a bunch of assclowns, and now the ABA has embarrassed itself alongside them. There’s a good breakdown of it over at The Digital Reader via Nate Hoffelder , and some...
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