If JK Rowling’s “The Phantom Fart” is Not Your Next Book, You Should Read This

Any writer pursuing indie publishing or signing a book deal is going to want to read this. The two types of publishing, though many may still think they are on opposite ends of the spectrum, actually have one major thing in common: marketing. Both varieties of author share practically equal marketing effort, outside the big…Read more If JK Rowling’s “The Phantom Fart” is Not Your Next Book, You Should Read This

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"Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be."   -Karen Ravn

Dear Mainstream Authors, Stop Bashing Independent Publishing and Get a Clue

They're like the bullies on the playground. Those snot-nosed, mainstream-published authors who think indie writers are not real artists just because they don't have a traditional book deal. Pooh on them, I say. Pooh! Don't listen to a single misinformed word from their filthy mouths. They're just plain bullies. Probably jealous that the indies are…Read more Dear Mainstream Authors, Stop Bashing Independent Publishing and Get a Clue

Why Indie Publishing Beats a Mainstream Book Deal

The gatekeepers are gone. The agent, the editor, the lawyer, and the publishing house are no longer our end-all be-all in today's literary world. User-friendly online tools like Smashwords, Lulu, and CreateSpace have empowered authors to industrialize their own art. I recently published my novel directly through Amazon and found it a cinch. It's been…Read more Why Indie Publishing Beats a Mainstream Book Deal