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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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To Build a Better Bookstore

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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Introducing Sally Bradley, Editorial Services for the Traditional and the Indie Author

I don’t know about you all, but most of the year-in-review blogs I’ve read from publishing professionals have mentioned not only the impact of indie publishing on the industry, but also the fact that this segment of authorship is growing. For years I’ve been reluctant to go this route myself, and I’m glad, as Heather … 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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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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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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Last Minute Christmas Ideas for Writers

Only four more days before Christmas and you haven’t figured out what to get your … uh … self. I know, Christmas is supposed to be about giving, not getting. So, um, maybe you can get these for a writer friend (then after calculating your Christmas cash, December 26th, buy them for yourself). What’s awesome … Continue reading »

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