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As I watch the hub-bub surrounding the Amazon-Hachette dispute, and I read tales of publisher price-fixing and retailers with missing “buy” buttons for certain books produced by certain publishers, I get a little queasy. I am reminded that selfishness exists in the world and the temptations that come with the all-out desire for power are … Continue reading »

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The ONE Crucial Self-Publishing Tip You’d Rather Not Hear—By Heather Day Gilbert

  *See below, how you can enter to win a Smashword’s or Kindle coupon for Heather’s novel, God’s Daughter. * . . . When I thought about self-publishing tips I wanted to share, they all hinge around this: Don’t release your book too soon. You only get one chance to make your debut author impression. … Continue reading »

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Welcome Heather Day Gilbert to IC Today to Talk About Her New Novel “God’s Daughter”

As you all know, self-publishing is changing the book world in a myriad of ways. One of its greatest benefits is that it opens the doors for unique stories the traditional houses may not be willing to take a chance on. And if they don’t, how will the public know whether or not they would … Continue reading »

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How Dineen Miller Can Help Pull Your Brand Together with a Visual Appeal

I’m so glad to have Dineen Miller back on IC this week. Last time she came to tell us about her novel, Soul Saver. Today she’s going to tell us about her gifts in the visual arts. Dineen, describe your graphic design business. Primarily I do print and online graphic design for my clients and … Continue reading »

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Please Welcome Katt Anderson, Indie Author

Katt, I’m glad to have you with us on Infinite Characters. Can you tell us a little about yourself?  My husband and I live in Western Kentucky, around the lakes, Ohio, Tennessee, and Cumberland Rivers. Lots of fishing for him. We moved here three years ago to be close to our children and grandchildren. We … Continue reading »

Categories: Author Interviews, Current Books, Historical, Independent Publishing, Romance, Self Publising, Westerns | 12 Comments

A Conversation Between Two Veteran Self-Published Authors

Hi! I’m Mildred Colvin. I’ve been discussing some things about self-publishing with my friend and fellow author Regina Tittel. We both started publishing our books on our own a little over a year ago. My first e-book Learning to Leanwas released on the last day of March 2011. I had very little idea what I … Continue reading »

Categories: Agent/Publisher Info, Author Interviews, Contemporary, Current Books, Fiction, Guest Author, Guest Blogs, Independent Publishing, Romance, Self Publising, Writing Tips, Writing Tips | 7 Comments

Self-Publishing How-To My Way

Less than two years ago in April of 2011, I started a journey I have yet to regret. With fear of the unknown and the possibility of failure hounding me, I joined the ranks of the Indie-Published, otherwise known as self-published. The publishing world was not new to me after more than ten years of … Continue reading »

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A Traditionally Published Author Wades Into The Waters Of Self Publishing, By Tamara Leigh

PROLOGUE (I know…writers beware of opening with a “prologue,” but I think you’ll find back story is pertinent to my decision to enter the world of self publishing). In 1993, I signed a four-book contract with Bantam Books. A year later, my first medieval romance, Warrior Bride, was released and another three “bride” books followed. … Continue reading »

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How Do You Know When to Self-Publish? By Tom Tarver

Thank you for joining us for another contribution to our Self-Publishing series. Today, Tom Tarver is going to tell us what he learned from his experience self-publishing his novel, Dark Eyes Deep Eyes. … Despite writing’s fear and uncertainty, every author wants to be read. Some seek traditional publishing avenues while others opt for the … Continue reading »

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Bring Back the Backlist to Your Readers, By Rita Gerlach

Ever hear the saying ‘take the bull by the horns’? Sometimes you have to do just that in order to make your dreams a reality. This post is about publishing a backlist of books that have gone out of print with your rights reverted back to you. Remember it is your career…no one else’s. It … Continue reading »

Categories: Fiction, General Writing Tips, Guest Author, Guest Blogs, Historical, Independent Publishing, Romance, Self Publising, Writing Tips, Writing Tips | 1 Comment