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What to Do about the “Us vs. Them” in Publishing!

Over the past few weeks I’ve seen some interesting articles talking about the “Us vs. Them” battle lines being drawn between indie authors and traditional publishing. Though I have recently been known to tout the benefits of indie (both as author and as reader) I do not believe one is better than the other—just different. … Continue reading »

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Randy Ingermanson on The Snowflake Method, Independent Publishing and ACFW

What a thrill to host the inimitable Randy Ingermanson on IC today. It was learning Randy’s Snowflake Method of story development that made the process of novel creation a reality for me so many years ago. So when I found out Randy had decided to publish a “How To” book on writing using the Snowflake … Continue reading »

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Why This Published Author Decided to Self-Publish! By MaryLu Tyndall

The writing industry is changing. And in my opinion, for the better! I am the author of more than fourteen novels, all historical romances, all published by Barbour Publishing. I started my career back in 2005 when I received my first contract for a Christian Pirate trilogy, and it’s been a wild ride ever since! … 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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Writing for Harlequin Heartsong – Laurie Alice Eakes

Writing for Harlequin excites me. Yes, it’s a huge, secular company, and it is also the books I have read pretty much since I discovered romances. Many authors I adore started writing for Harlequin and some still do. So, though I love the people at Barbour Publishing, I was happy that Harlequin bought the Heartsong … Continue reading »

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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 »

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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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5 Great Blog Sites for Writers Who Want to Grow Their Audience

I don’t know about you, but I have been inundated by writer’s New Year’s resolutions and years-in-review. Then my husband grumbled this week how New Years is really a made up holiday, anyway. He asked, “Is there some cosmic force that began the year on January 1st and ended it on December 31st?” “Not really,” … Continue reading »

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