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Take Five: Erika Liodice and Rookie of the Year

You may know today’s guest as our resident indie author who pens the bimonthly “Indie Way” column here at Writer Unboxed. Today, Erika Liodice joins us to launch Rookie of the Year, the first book in her new High Flyers chapter book series for children ages seven to ten. Three years ago, while driving on […]

‘My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea’ Director Dash Shaw On Pursuing Animated Equivalent Of Indie Film

For celebrated comic book author—and now filmmaker—Dash Shaw, technical limitations aren’t a “concession,” but a defining trait of the films he aspires to make. “I always thought that that limited mode was the coolest, like the anime...Show More Summary

Indie Authors and the Future of Book Production

Successful indie authors who want to keep growing will eventually add offset printing to their capabilities. Here, Joel Friedlander discusses its potential. The post Indie Authors and the Future of Book Production appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

How to Find the Right Illustrator for Your Children’s Book

4 weeks agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

One of my favorite aspects of being an indie author is having creative control over my work. I have the final say on all decisions big and small. The buck stops here. At least it did until I decided to write an illustrated children’s chapter book series. A few years ago, my husband and I […]

Sell More Books With An Eye Tracking Study of Amazon Book Buying Habits

The indie author community is often abuzz with rumors about the most recent algorithm changes, or the latest advertising hacks that will squeeze a few more books sales out.  But much of what is discussed is based on anecdotal data, the experience of individual authors. So author Michael Alvear commissioned a data study about buying […]

Is Crowdfunding a Book Right for You? A Radically Transparent Crowdfunding Case Study for Authors

There are many models for publishing a book in today's indie environment. Some authors (like me) choose to be entirely independent, but others choose to work with partnership publishers or options like crowdfunding.   It's important to note that there is no ‘right' way to publish, it's up to you – but you need to know all […]

Publishing in 2027. Blockchain And Global Mobile Internet With Emmanuel Nataf

It is the best time in history to be an author! We have everything we need as indie authors to run a digital, global, location-independent, scalable publishing business from a laptop. So what's coming next? In today's show, I discuss the potential changes coming to publishing and to society in the next 10 years with […]

Imaginary Authors O, Unknown! ~ fragrance review

2 months agoBeauty / Perfume : Now Smell This

The backstory : Like the other fragrances from indie brand Imaginary Authors, O, Unknown! was inspired by an imaginary book by an imaginary author. Here's the book blurb: At age 65, when famed explorer and author Philip Sava was given less than a year to live, he set off from his home in Madagascar for parts unknown. Show More Summary

Help a fine Indie author achieve Kindle Scout publication

I was once a member of an excellent critique group when I lived in Seattle, and one of the authors, who was not only a terrific writer but a sharp critique partner, has a novel that has been selected for...

Stability Of The Indie Business Model and Positioning for the Next Phase of Growth: My Coast Business Workshop 2017 Round-Up

Change is speeding up, but the fundamentals of the indie author business are actually stabilizing. In today's show, I talk about how you can bed down your processes in order to position for the next phase of growth and offer ways to balance your time so you can continue to create, even as you scale. […]

How Indie Comic Book Authors Are Capturing the Latinx Experience

Back in 2010, comics creator Javier Hernandez was walking around San Francisco with his friend Ricardo Padilla when he had an idea: Why don't they build a comics convention focusing on the works Latino artists and writers? Hernandez, best known for his comic El Muerto, had been working independently since...

A Gray State

When Erik Nelson’s documentary “A Gray State” opens, we’re on the set of an indie film-in-the-making watching its good-looking young director commanding the cast and crew in front of him with both ebullience and authority. While theShow More Summary

Imaginary Authors O, Unknown! ~ new fragrance

3 months agoBeauty / Perfume : Now Smell This

Indie brand Imaginary Authors has launched O, Unknown!. Like the other fragrances in the line, it was inspired by an imaginary book by an imaginary author...

Marketing & Sales Perspectives for Indie Authors

I’ve considered myself a professional writer for a little over three years now, and I’ve learned a great deal about the publishing industry in that time. Much of how I think and what I do as an independently published author parallels...Show More Summary

Author of the Definitive Harvey Weinstein Text Explains Why He Didn’t Look Into Harassment Allegations: ‘I Didn’t See the Connection’

Well before Peter Biskind wrote Down and Dirty Pictures, the definitive account of Miramax, Sundance, and the rise of indie movies, he interviewed Brad Pitt, who told him of Gwyneth Paltrow’s accusation that Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed her. Biskind was profiling Pitt for Vanity Fair in 2001, but decided not ... More »

Secrets Of A Seven Figure Non-Fiction Indie Author With Joseph Alexander

The path to successful self-publishing can come in many forms. Joseph Alexander went from teaching guitar in person to writing 40+ books on learning how to play the guitar, scaling his business and reaching a global market, primarily through print books. In today's show, he shares his secrets. In the intro, I mention Amazon KDP's […]

Get a huge sci-fi book bundle for $15 - CNET

4 months agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

Support indie authors while enjoying some top-rated reads. Plus: win a Galaxy Note 8!

Get a huge sci-fi book bundle for $15 - CNET

Support indie authors while enjoying some top-rated reads. Plus: win a Galaxy Note 8!

How to Find the Right Developmental Editor for Your Book

4 months agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

Books elicit different responses from different people, so it’s no wonder that the feedback we receive from critique groups and beta readers can be varied and even contradictory. As an indie author, it can be hard to discern good advice from bad or know whose feedback to trust—especially when that feedback is yanking your story […]

Top 5 Mistakes Of Indie Authors With Ricardo Fayet From Reedsy

Learn from the most common mistakes that indie authors make and save yourself time, money and heartache in today's show with Ricardo Fayet from Reedsy. In the introduction, I mention my thoughts on the Independent Publishers Guild autumn conference and what we can learn from print-focused retailers. Plus, Audible expands into a Canada-specific site, Siri […]

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