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Harlequin Settles
In 2012, Ann Voss Peterson wrote a blog post about Harlequin’s contract terms. TL;DR - Harlequin allegedly leased ebook rights to a company that it also owned, which effectively reduced author royalties from 50% to 3% for contracts signed in 1990-2004. Seve...
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So my new Jack Kilborn horror novel, WEBCAM, comes out in a few days. It involves a maniac stalking models on the website www.HotSororityGirls.com . For fun, I asked my web designer to put something on that URL. Check it out. :)
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More Advantages to Self-Publishing
Today my ninth Jack Daniels novel,  RUM RUNNER , launches. Incredibly, I haven't released a solo book since 2010, when SHAKEN came out. Got to say, it feels good. And I'm not done with Jack yet. Which brings me to this blog post. On this blog, I've written ...
Today my ninth Jack Daniels novel, RUM RUNNER, launches. Incredibly, I haven't released a solo book since 2010, when SHAKEN came out. Got to say, it feels good. And I'm not done with Jack yet. Which brings me to this blog pos...
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Attack of the Bibliography!
I noticed an Amazon trend a few months ago. Some third party indie publishers were creating Kindle bibliographies for bestselling authors who had a lot of titles. I thought it was interesting, but probably not necessary. Amazon makes it pretty simple for re...
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Guest Post by Silas Payton
The F-word Authors Should Learn from Rap Music Hip hop, or rap, has done extremely well in the past twenty years and I would argue it is largely because of the F-word. Fans want the F-word, plain and simple, and I'm willing to bet this holds true with writi...
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Do Ebook Preorders Work?
So I've been trying out Kindle preorder pages for some new books (including my latest horror thriller   WEBCAM , which launches today), experimenting to determine if this is a smart way to run my self-publishing business. Here are the pros and cons I've enc...
So I've been trying out Kindle preorder pages for some new books (including my latest horror thriller WEBCAM, which launches today), experimenting to determine if this is a smart way to run my self-publishing business. Here ...
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New JA Konrath Preorder
In my last post, I told you I'm experimenting with ebook pricing . My results have been surprising, to say the least. If you've been a long time follower of this blog, you know that way back in 2009 I advocated for $0.99 ebooks. Years passed, and I pushed p...
In my last post, I told you I'm experimenting with ebook pricing. My results have been surprising, to say the least. If you've been a long time follower of this blog, you know that way back in 2009 I advocated for $0.99 ...
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Fisking Lee Child
I like Lee Child. He's a generous guy, pleasant, smart, and a decent writer. But Lee has aligned himself with the pinheads of Authors United , and though his views differ enough to be considered on their own merits rather than instantly dismissable like the...
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Child writes about guns the way a virgin writes about sex.  Good blog, though.
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Konrath's Advice For Indie Booksellers
I just sent out a newsletter to 10,000 people on my mailing list. Some of those people have been on that list since I first started in this biz, back in 2003. I haven't sent out a newsletter since 2014, so I wasn't too surprised to get this reply from an in...
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Book Cover Art Sale
My cover designer is having a sale on his pre-designed covers, and they're gorgeous. As I've said many times in the past, a great book cover is one of the four essential ingredients to finding readers (the other three being a great book, great description, ...
My cover designer is having a sale on his pre-designed covers, and they're gorgeous. As I've said many times in the past, a great book cover is one of the four essential ingredients to finding readers (the other three being a...
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Freedom of Expression?
A guest post by frequent contributor to this blog, Barry Eisler . I chime in midway. Barry sez:  I just learned about an event put
on by an organization called New America (formerly The New America Foundation): Amazon’s
Book Monopoly: A Threat to Freedom of...
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