I’ve read a lot of updates from people who were disappointed with Amazon Prime Day… and in my own opinion, many of those people missed the point. (Devil’s advocate post coming…) The one thing everyone had in common with their issues… they relied on what […]
As I procrastinated to write this post (frankly I’m a little burned out from completing my personal Kindle-book-a-week challenge that ended just after Christmas) and enjoyed some rest over the holidays, I had a little time for reflection. Overall 2013 was a great year. Way […]
The “Big 6” used to control most of the book publishing industry: Hachette Macmillan Penguin Group HarperCollins Random House Simon & Schuster Slowly over the past few years, these “Big 6” have been buying up major publishing real estate with slightly smaller, specialty traditional publishers […]
I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Vanity publishing (publishing your book with "Published by XYZ Company" when XYZ isn't a company you own) is not real independent book publishing. This is evident today in yet another lawsuit with Author Solutions, now owned by Penguin Book Group.
Smashwords is an increasingly popular eBook retailer and distributor, especially for indie authors. But they had one major flaw – they wouldn’t accept EPUB files directly from authors. They insisted all their authors send books through their “meatgrinder” system that would churn a Microsoft Word […]