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A New Interview of Me by Lisette Brodey

  Author Lisette Brodey has conducted a long, expansive interview of me on her site, “Lisette’s Writers’ Chateau.” Our far-ranging conversation explores more than I’ve previously revealed to any interviewer about my writing methods, the merits of self-publishing, the challenges … Continue reading

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New Interview of Me by Maggie James

  I’m absolutely delighted with this new interview of me, conducted and published by British psychological suspense author Maggie James on her website. A thousand thanks to Maggie for fresh questions that are different from those I usually get. I … 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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Tales of Woe from Traditionally Published Authors

  Whenever I hear someone denigrating the self-publishing option, I think of the many tales of woe that I read and heard over the years from traditionally published authors — stories that discouraged me, for a long time, from writing … Continue reading

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Does Amazon Pose a Danger of “Monopoly” to the Book Business?

  Joe Konrath, the bad-boy guru of self-publishing, utterly demolishes another piece of nonsense written against Amazon.com by author Scott Turow, president of the Authors Guild. Turow trots out every tired liberal cliche about the alleged evils and “threats” posed … Continue reading

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Interviews with Indies: Helen Hanson — Cyber-Thriller Author

  I first spotted Helen Hanson’s thriller titles on Amazon, and what especially caught my eye were the stellar ratings they are getting from readers. It’s clear that this indie author has studied her craft, and I knew that she … Continue reading

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Interviews with Indies: Mel Comley, Crime-Thriller Author

  As an aspiring thriller writer, I kept noticing the bold, brassy covers of books by one Mel Comley sitting high in the genre bestseller rankings on Amazon. I was impressed by this indie author’s considerable creative output, dominated by … Continue reading

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Interviews with Indies: Stephen England — Counterterrorism Thriller Author

  I noticed Stephen England and his work pretty early during my own efforts to become an “indie” author. His Pandora’s Grave was attracting comment, and when I checked out his feisty online comments, I found that he sounded a … Continue reading

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An Interview with Vince Flynn (Part 3 — Conclusion)

Photos by Brian Killigrew   In Part 1 of this interview, Vince Flynn recalled the long struggle that culminated in his becoming a best-selling author of riveting political thrillers. He also revealed the origins of his iconic counterterrorism hero, Mitch … Continue reading

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