Tag Archives: JA Konrath

Indie Authors – 5 Predictions For 2014

As we move into 2014, I thought I’d give some predictions for indie authors in the coming year.  Who knows if I’ll be right or not, but it’s interesting to speculate on what might happen this year in the publishing … Continue reading

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Indie Authors – Think Quality Editing Doesn’t Matter?

I teach a class on self-publishing at a local community college, and the subject of editing comes up often.  And the more I work with indie authors, the more I’m amazed that many seem to think that editing doesn’t matter … Continue reading

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Analyzing KDP Select – The Latest Results Of My Free Days

As all my regular readers know, I have been outspoken about the KDP Select program.  I don’t like how Amazon demands exclusivity in order to have an ebook in the program, and I don’t think that using the program is … Continue reading

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Indie Authors – Selling Books Is All About This

Okay, this post is admittedly a bit of a rant :).  I recently read a post about free books and Amazon.  Yeah, it’s the big issue right now.  But what struck me was one of the comments.  It said something … Continue reading

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Sue Grafton, Indie Authors And Stupid Comments

By now most of you have probably read something about Sue Grafton and her comments about self-publishing and indie authors (I is for Ignorant: How Sue Grafton Hates Indie Writers – love that title).  I read the original interview of … Continue reading

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Indie Authors – Who IS An Indie Author?

As my followers know, I have a series on this blog called the Indie Author Handbook.  My goal is to share as much as I can about how to write great books, and how to market those great books.  I … Continue reading

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Indie Authors and The Year in Review

It’s been an interesting year for indie authors as well as for mainstream publishing companies.  I jumped onto the indie bandwagon in 2007 with the paperback publishing of Nephilim Genesis of Evil.  But it wasn’t until earlier this year that … Continue reading

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What Indie Authors Know – The Wall Street Journal Is Behind The Times

I’m not a reader of the Wall Street Journal but my father is.  I picked my parents up at the airport this morning and took them home, and I happened to see Dad’s copy of the WSJ.  The headline How … Continue reading

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Indie Authors Are Killing Great Writing

I recently read a post with the premise that being able to indie publish so easily is improving our writing.  With all due respect to that author (who indeed took the criticism she received and worked on her writing), I … Continue reading

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Don’t Envy JA Konrath…

Instead, work like heck to have the writing career he has.  I have spent quite a bit of time lately reading books by authors (John Locke, Michael Hicks) on “how they sold x amount of books in x amount of time.”  … Continue reading

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