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Prepping The Fifth Vertex for Paperback

Independent authors have to do and learn and worry about things that authors with publisher backing can safely let slide. This isn’t an insult or a slight against traditionally published authors. Believe me, if I could go it the “easy route” and have a publisher worry about all these things, I would have. But part […]

Amazon Enlists Help from Indie Authors Against Hachette

Last night I received this e-mail from Amazon, addressed to “KDP Author”. The short summary of the e-mail that I have included in its entirety below is that Amazon is embroiled in a battle with Hachette. Those of you who watch the Colbert Report may know about this battle, and about Colbert’s efforts to circumvent […]

Backspace Agent-Author Seminar – November 2011

Last week I attended the Backspace Agent-Author Seminar in New York City. For those of you unfamiliar with this seminar, writers are given a chance to present their query letter and opening pages in front of fellow writers of the same genre and agents looking for work in that genre. By present, you might be […]