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Create a Business Model of Your Own!

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    Create a Business Model of Your Own! Create a Business Model of Your Own!

    Create a Business Model of Your Own!

Before I even start explaining why every author needs to set goals and to develop a plan about his promotion and publishing activity I need to emphasize one thing. If you don’t have a top class product (in your case a great book), don’t even think about publishing. Even though you don’t need anyone at this point to publish your book, you shouldn’t be doing it unless you have a great piece of art to offer […]

Author Interview: Robert Scott Norton

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    Author Interview: Robert Scott Norton

This week I’ve got an interview with author Robert Scott-Norton. The Tombs Legacy is Robert’s universe of connected fiction where he loves to spend time playing with different genres including sci-fi, horror, and thriller. His first novel The Face Stealer introduced us to this universe with Max, terrified and on the run, uncovering a conspiracy whilst being hunted by a horde of faceless assassins.   When did you decide to become a writer? I’ve been writing […]

Books, Books Everywhere, Not a Drop to Drink

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    Books, Books Everywhere, Not a Drop to Drink

“The reading of books is growing arithmetically; the writing of books is growing exponentially.” – Gabriel Zaid A piquant observation made in Zaid’s 2003 work, “So Many Books: Reading and Publishing in an Age of Abundance”. How prophetic he was. Fast-forward 13 years, and we’re witnessing an alarming asymmetry between reader growth and book numbers. Across key formats, the number of new books released per year is not matched by a commensurate increase in readers. The result? […]

Secrets of Million Dollar Self-Publishers

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    Secrets of Million Dollar Self-Publishers

Amanda Hocking, E.L. James and James Redfield. What do these people have in common? Not too much, other than the fact that they are all writers who became millionaires through self-publishing. As you read through interviews and articles about this unique group of authors and their massive success with self-publishing, you start to notice several common themes that come up over and over again. Along with being writers in the DIY and digital age, which makes […]

Your Intellectual Property is Priceless!

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    Your Intellectual Property is Priceless! Your Intellectual Property is Priceless!

    Your Intellectual Property is Priceless!

More and more authors are turning to hybrid publishers to support them in publishing their books—and with good reason. Supported self-publishing incorporates the flexibility and copyright retention of vanity (“indie”) self-publishing with the professional quality of traditional trade publishing to provide authors with a much more balanced approach to book publishing. Balance is better because it arms authors with all the tools they’ll need to ensure their books’ salability and commercial success, not only in […]