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Opinion: Never Take Yes For An Answer

Author and performance poet Dan Holloway explains why steering clear of third-party validation is the key to true success as an artist, as a writer and as a self-published author. Never take yes for an answer. Yes comes with conditions. Yes stakes ownership. Yes is the devil whispering “you can have everything I show you” […]

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Publishing: New Free Service from BookBaby

Earlier this week digital book distribution service Bookbaby launched BookBaby Free, the first of its services to be available without requiring the payment of an upfront fee. Here’s a summary of what it offers the self-published author. Since 2011, BookBaby, the digital book distribution service, has offered self-published authors and publishers the facility to get […]

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Writing: How Poetry Helped My Prose

Self-published writer of novels, poetry, short stories and more, Michael La Ronn describes how his early ventures of writing poetry made him a better writer of prose in the long term. I began my writing career as a part-time poet. I had graduated college, started a real job in the insurance industry, and I believed […]

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How I Do It: Super Successful Indie Authors Share Their Secrets – with Joanna Penn

Focus, long term commitment and sheer hard work, every day, are what have enabled Joanna Penn, bestselling author, professional speaker, entrepreneur and UK ALLi advisor, to pack so much into the five years since she entered the sphere of self-publishing.  The remarkable achievements of this authorpreneur have just earned her a place among The Guardian‘s […]

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Reaching Readers: Using Apps to Make Your Book Stand Out from the Crowd

Self-published author Marisha Pink describes her creative use of digital technology to make Finding Arun, her new book, stand out worldwide in a crowded marketplace, while also raising her profile with independent bricks-and-mortar bookstores. This Christmas I’m experimenting with Arun Advent, a digital advent calendar app for iPhone and iPad, to promote my debut novel, […]

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