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How I Do It — An Interview

  THE ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT AUTHORS (ALLi) has just published an interview with me as part of their weekly series: “How I Do It: Indie Authors Share the Secrets of Their Success.” Writers struggling to write, publish, or break through … Continue reading

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Interview with Richard Bard — Author of Bestselling International Thrillers

  A few years ago, just as I was getting HUNTER launched, I was fascinated to witness the soaring success of another indie author, Richard Bard. His debut thriller, Brainrush, had a fantastic premise, and it was racking up fantastic … Continue reading

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Interview with Nate Granzow–Author of Unconventional Adventures

  Nate Granzow is a professional magazine editor by day, a novelist by night. He’s also a husband, father, avid outdoorsman, woodworker, leatherworker, and competitive shooter. Always in love with writing, Nate graduated from Drake University with degrees in English … Continue reading

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Interview with Rose Robbins — Author of “Domestic Thrillers”

  Rose Robbins was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. A precocious child fascinated by words, she ruined many library books by leaving them out overnight in the fields of her family’s farm. Now her life-long love of books … Continue reading

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Blockbuster Report Reveals Amazon Book Sales Data — and Great News for Indie Authors (updates including B&N)

  Authors — whether indie, traditionally, or “hybrid” published — have a new “must-read” report to chew on, and a new website to visit regularly. Previous analyses of book sales and author earnings have left out Amazon, the biggest single … Continue reading

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The Real Key to Strong Book Sales

It has been a mantra in self-publishing circles that an author’s most reliable pathway to long-term financial success is to rapidly write and publish more and more books. This strategy is supposed to increase your exposure and name recognition, and … Continue reading

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Vigilante Author — or Cultist?

  I am a cultist. At least, that’s what a guy writing in Salon implies. But no, not for my individualist politics or philosophy. Only because I’m a strong proponent of self-publishing. “Self-Publishing Has Become a Cult,” his article declares. … Continue reading

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10 Winning Marketing Strategies for Your Self-Published Book

  Some time ago, I published a piece telling aspiring authors “Ten Reasons You Should Skip Traditional Publishers and Self-Publish Ebooks Instead.” Yet despite the clear advantages of “indie” over “traditional” publishing, the prospect of “DIY” publishing still scares the … Continue reading

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Indie Author Joe Konrath Sells 1 Million Ebooks

  Back in 2010, when I was first contemplating the idea of writing and self-publishing novels, two bloggers were most influential in prompting me to take the plunge. One was Robin Sullivan, wife of bestselling fantasy author Michael J. Sullivan. … Continue reading

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Another MSM Outlet Discovers Self-Publishing

  Stop the presses! “CBS Sunday Morning” discovers self-publishing. Like many in the mainstream media (aka “MSM”), these people discover and report stories several years after everyone else is already aware of them. In my case, I learned about the … Continue reading

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