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When you hear the term “indie author,” who comes to mind? Do you think of an author published by a small but traditional independent publishing house, or do you think of a self-published author? Or maybe either/or? As the world of publishing shifts beneath our feet, so does the language of publishing. The term “indie” was at one point reserved…

We all know that books are, in fact, judged by their covers. Because of this, and because the marketplace is so crazy competitive, your cover can make or break your book. But there’s a bit of a rub where cover design is concerned, which is that many authors fancy themselves book designers. But being the expert on your book does…

A funny thing about authors: they’re not a modest bunch. Even the most humble, down-to-earth authors I know have wild expectations about the potential their book has to be a best-seller; to earn out; to change their life. I get it. A lot of authors pin their dreams on their books, and there’s something beautiful about that. And while no…

Imagine my dismay this week to discover that one of the Big Five houses has a policy that bars its authors from endorsing print-on-demand books. Sadly, it’s not surprising. Traditional publishing actively works to position itself against nontraditional publishing yet has no issue whatsoever with scooping up self-published success stories. Double standard? Yes. I’ve written previously about discrimination against POD…

Many aspiring authors I work with either don’t like or don’t get marketing. If you’re a writer who likes it, consider yourself lucky. Whether you like it or not, however, the important thing to understand is just how early marketing starts. One of the primary focuses of my coaching is helping authors with their platforms, which I like to describe…

One week from today Kamy Wicoff, founder of SheWrites.com, and I will be launching She Writes Press, an independent publishing company that will serve the members of SheWrites.com and offer an alternative to traditional publishing. So consider this a sneak peek! All the legwork that’s gone into preparing to launch the press has given me an opportunity to research the…

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