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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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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 […]

Imaginary Authors Whispered Myths ~ new fragrance

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

From Traditional Publishing To Hybrid And Indie With Crime Thriller Author Michael Ridpath

The publishing world continues to change, but authors who adapt and grow with it are making the best of both worlds, straddling traditional publishing and indie in the hybrid model. In today's show, I talk to Michael Ridpath about his journey. In the intro, I talk about Kobo's move into audiobooks, Draft2Digital's new professional quality […]

Indie authors: Your Pub Date is Not As Important as You Think

Today’s guest is author Tabitha Lord, whose debut novel Horizon won the 2016 Writer’s Digest Grand Prize Winner for Self-Published Fiction. A Pushcart nominee,Tabitha’s short story “Homecoming” was published in the anthology Sirens.  Her second novel, Infinity, the sequel to Horizon, released in June of 2017. Tabitha holds a degree in Classics from College of […]

CIA-Funded Washington Post Smears Indie Media For Covering DNC Fraud Lawsuit

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via, The Washington Post, whose sole owner is both a CIA contractor and one of the wealthiest plutocrats of all time, has sent its Bezos-paid Ringwraiths after small independent reporters forShow More Summary

How To Be A Writer: Traditional Publishing To Indie And Hybrid With John Birmingham

Today I’m talking with Australian author John Birmingham about his journey from the dizzying heights of the traditional publishing scene, to deciding to go indie and hybrid and his insights into how the publishing industry has changed. It’s an honest and really fascinating interview. In the intro, I talk about how we can deal with […]

Regulator slams Apple for ‘anti-consumer’ behavior

Being a globally dominant tech brand means playing nice with regulatory bodies wherever they exist and navigating those treacherous waters is something even Apple seems to have trouble doing. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India...Show More Summary

13 Ways To Help An Indie Author With Their Book Release

3 months agoArts / Writing : Writer's Edit

As the launch of Heart of Mist draws nearer and nearer, a lot of my readers have been asking: how do I help you with your book release? Firstly, just asking a lovely question like that means the world to just about any author. Writing and publishing a book is a huge undertaking, and so any acknowledgement of this is greatly appreciated. Show More Summary

Self-Publishing, Indie Authors, and Libraries

A recent article from the University of Arizona Press titled "Public Libraries as Publishers: Critical Opportunity" provides a history of traditional self-publishing activities in libraries and shows how libraries can use self-publishing to foster community needs. Show More Summary

The Rollercoaster Of Traditional And Indie Publishing With Sean Black

Many authors still want a traditional deal and in today's show, thriller author Sean Black talks about his journey from winning the literary lottery through to happy indie success. In the intro, I talk about the new multi-currency pricing feature on PublishDrive and a reflection on 10 years of the iPhone, released on 29 June […]

Island Zero has a killer premise, check out the poster & trailer

One of the upcoming fright flicks that I'm looking forward to the most is a small indie film by the name ISLAND ZERO. The movie is from writer Tess Gerritsen who is - I'm told - the author of many books which in total have sold over 25 million copies. Show More Summary

IndyCar: race around Nashville stadium may be in the cards

By RACER.COM Indy cars going back to Nashville in 2019? It’s a possibility but it won’t be at the same place the series ran for eight years. After months of speculation, an idea was officially pitched to the Metro Sports Authority on Thursday to have a five-day event highlighted by a race around Nissan Stadium – [...]

Imaginary Authors Saint Julep ~ new fragrance

4 months agoBeauty / Perfume : Now Smell This

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

The Canadian Taliban

Here’s the New York Times: The controversy began when Hal Niedzviecki, editor of Write, the magazine of the Canadian Writers’ Union, penned an editorial defending the right of white authors to create characters from minority or indigenous backgrounds. Within days, a social media backlash forced him to resign. The Writers’ Union issued an apology for […]

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