Monthly Archives: January 2018

Indie Publishing News

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
hat Amazon’s Mysterious 50% Royalty ‘Error’ Says About Self-Publishing Adam Rowe   Pictured: a self-publisher, books. Not in that order. Authors using Kindle Direct Publishing, Amazon’s  e-book publishing unit, were given a shock when they…

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#MotownWriters: 2018 Book Industry Predictions: Are Indie Authors Losing their Independence? via #Smashwords

Originally posted on Motown Writers Network . . . Michigan Literary Network:
Welcome to my annual publishing predictions post where I prognosticate about the future and share my views on the state of the indie nation. Each year around this time I polish…

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A First Draft Is Always a Tell-All

Originally posted on Novelty Revisions:
We’re all familiar with the cliche yet essential piece of advice all writing instructors dish out on the first day of class: “Show, don’t tell.” This is, of course, a very simple way to get…

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Who Else: Writing Secondary and Minor Characters

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Morgan S. Hazelwood ? Who Else Is There? Writers know all about our main character–they’re the focus of our story. Often, the story is told in their voice. But what about everyone…

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Writing Tip — 25

Sidling through the densely packed words, you close in on your target, red pen or delete button at hand. You know you can’t hesitate when you take out the target. The word you aim for must go! DELETE! Another unnecessary … Continue reading

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Writing Quotes — Terry Pratchett

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#MotownWriters: Why Indie Authors Must Embrace Change An Indie Author Manifesto for the New Year

Originally posted on Motown Writers Network . . . Michigan Literary Network:
This past November, I was among the many indie authors disrupted by the news that Pronoun was shutting down. If you aren’t familiar with it, Pronoun was an ebook distributor run…

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