Posts Tagged ‘self publishing’

Guest Post by my Friend and brilliant writer – Carolyn Arnold

What is a Pen Gun? by @Carolyn_Arnold #AODTour

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Pen guns, a type of zip gun, have been utilized in many movies.  It brings with it the intrigue of spies and espionage.  You might remember the one used in US Marshals on the plane?

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…  These are good folks who are working to recognize self-pub’d  writers.

Ready 4 The 2013 Best Indie Book Awards

If you’ve published a new book between May 1, 2012 and May 1, 2013, You Could Win Over $1,000 in Cash and Prizes! The Kindle Book Review’s 2nd Annual Best Indie Book Awards  is underway, and is better than ever!

This blog post by Mark Coker, of Smashwords fame,  is just too good not to repost.  I love his macro take on what is happening and will happen in the publishing world.  I don’t agree with every statement, but no one can disagree with the fact that Mark is a SUPERB source of info regarding self-publishing.  He’s been on the front lines since 2007, which  makes him THE  elder statesman of the industry !

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Mark Coker’s 2013 Book Publishing Industry Predictions – Indie Ebook Authors Take Charge

http://blog.smashwords.com/2012/12/mark-cokers-2013-book-publishing.html

It has been one unbelievably fun year since my first novel was published.   New writer friends, reader feedback, sales, and an experience that exceeded my wildest dreams (and I can have some doggone wild dreams!)   The social media aspect of this past year has been off the charts cool.  I have made dozens of writer friends and thus tapped into this incredible community of folks who are just like me (though probably less weird).  They are smart, funny, supportive, and just downright nice.  Hats off to all of you.  You set the standard  for what social media is all about.

2012 would not have played out this way without a couple of very special folks who contributed their time and enthusiasm to my project.  So here is a holiday shout out of thanks to some very, very special folks (in random order) —

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From Publishers Weekely —

At the 2012 Miami Book Fair, Self-Publishing Takes Center Stage

By Andrew Albanese |
Nov 20, 2012

There still may be some questions about the potential impact of self-publishing, but if the 2012 Miami Book Fair is any indication, self-publishing has gained acceptance among readers and would-be authors. From a pre-fair feature article in the Miami Herald to an informative panel on self-publishing—a prominent theme for this year’s fairgoers was: how do I get published? And in a visible change from even just a year ago, the question is no longer whether self-publishing is a viable option, but rather how to do it—and do it well.

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Very proud to announce that on September 1st,  “Shades of Gray” was picked by  Reader’s Favorite as one of the finalist in the category of Fiction – Suspense.  Several authors that I know

have been chosen as finalists.  Readers Favorite is a wonderful place for both readers and writers.  Stop by and meet a good  group of writers who have written books that you will enjoy.

 

Check them out at:     http://readersfavorite.com/2012-award-contest-winners.htm#Fiction-Suspense-a

                     Get your copy of   “Shades of Gray”  by clicking below (or just visit Amazon)

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This is a terrific blog posting from writer Alisha Paige.  I find it interesting to read comments from writers who are experienced in being traditionally published AND have published themselves.  Thanks Alisha for your comments and thoughts.   I know they will be valuable to others as well.

Check out Alisha’s books and excellent blog at     alishapaige.blogspot.com/

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Today I’m debunking myths within the indie world. In other words, I’ve heard some crazy rumors flying around some writing blogs and I want to get the truth out for a couple of reasons. 1) I hate how negative rumors can ruin a very good thing. 2) If I were a new writer considering indie publishing my book, I know for a fact that if I read some of the false blogs about inflated costs, I’d probably never take the risk to indie pub my books and that makes me sad. 😦

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