Some Velvet Morning #WIP Wednesday

Hey, readers. I haven't written a WIP Wednesday post in a while, mainly because there was little to share. This week, I'm happy to report I've made progress. Twelve of the thirteen short stories for my upcoming collection are written. All would have been done, but I didn't like how I'd done the thirteenth story,... Continue Reading →

Throwing Darts Blindfolded & Author Considerations

Lots of changes the past few years in the world of Indie Publishing. P. H. Solomon shares some thoughts today at Story Empire.

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Making choices self-publishing choices can feel like throwing darts blindfolded. With all the changes to publishing in the last decade or so it gets even more confusing. For instance, now there are opportunities with hybrid publishers which can open more doors for authors and leave them more perplexed than ever.

When indie-publishing really took off, the options were traditional publishing or self-publishing either through a vanity publisher or using Createspace and other such options. Now, Ingram and other distributors offer the opportunity for availability in their catalogs but that doesn’t get you to bookstore shelves. True distribution to bookstores is usually not available for indie authors even if you choose to make the book returnable and offer the standard 55% wholesale discount. Looking at it that way, making a book non-returnable and only offering 30% discount is much more profitable and allows authors to price print books competitively.

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A Self-Publishing Checklist | Story Empire

Happy Monday, everyone! Self-publishing allows an author a lot of freedom, but with it also comes work. There is the editing, cover design, marketing, etc. Today at Story Empire, fellow author Craig Boyack provides a self-publishing checklist. Click the link below to read his post. Source: A Self-Publishing Checklist | Story Empire

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