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Kindle publishing provides serious income for many writers

Friday, December 2nd, 2011:

It turns out the Kindle publishing platform offered by Amazon is playing a very large role in creating a living income for quite a few authors, according to a recent review by independent publisher/writer Robin Sullivan. And although I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting the lady, I understand from what I’ve read that she really should know about such things: She and her novelist husband, Michael J. Sullivan, have both published via Kindle and hence have detailed experiences of their own to draw on. But in addition, she’s complied a fascinating report on what’s happening with several “mid-list” (to […] Read More >

Print publishing moves closer toward The End — or not

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011:

The revered print publishers which have kept the book industry alive for the last couple of hundred years may be moving closer toward “the end” — or maybe not. Whatever the future holds, it’s looking good for ebooks and not so good for hardcovers/paperbacks. As an avid follower of Joe Konrath’s blog, “A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing,” I have been reading and learning a lot in recent weeks about the revolution taking place within the publishing industry. In a very interesting recent post, Konrath reported on what might indicate a major step toward the “end” of print publishing as we’ve […] Read More >

New digital self-publishing explodes options for all writers

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011:

The new digital self-publishing world we’re moving into explodes the options available for all writers. Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, short stories, short articles, or gigantic novels — the possibilities are growing for you to self-publish successfully. We owe these tantalizing writing and publishing options first of all to the lowly “PDF” ebook file of yesteryear, and most recently to Amazon.com’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook. My friends will tell you that I am frequently wandering somewhere on the Information Super Highway’s obscure on- and off-ramps, having a tendency to not pick up quickly enough on changes in […] Read More >