Copyrights and permissions

From Rick: As more new writers indie-publish their work, I’m seeing an increase in the number of issues with copyrights and permissions as it pertains to the use of others’ work. What I’m talking about is writers using copyrighted material

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The Price is Right?–ebook costs and pricing

From Rick: This week, we have author Graeme Reynolds doing a post about what it costs to bring your finished novel out as an ebook, along with some thoughts on pricing it. Last November, Graeme self-published his first novel High

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Story Openings–Part 4: Case Studies

From Scott: We’ve had a few blog entries (including our excellent guest blogger, Robert Vardeman) about what a strong opening needs to have to capture the reader’s attention. Character. Setting. Conflict. Hook. Put all four of them in the opening

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Marketing: Channeling Your Inner Madison Avenue

From Scott: Marketing. No matter how much sweat and polish you put on your product, if you don’t market it correctly, your chances of making decent sales are slim, at best. This was the topic of discussion at a break-out

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Routes to publishing II: The Kindle Select Program

From Scott: Several weeks ago, I discussed the different publishing options available to authors these days. You can go the traditional route, through legacy publishers, with or without an agent. You can pay to have the paper version of your

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Pub-quest: The choice between traditional and self-publishing

From Scott: Scott’s note: Back in September, I wrote a blog entry entitled Publishing Pitfalls, Perils, & Perks. In it, I discussed some of the options available to us, as writers, for publishing our work. I described the techniques involved,

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