This Is The Modern Publishing Business

Reblogged from David Gaughran Scammers used to operate at the edges of the publishing business, but have wormed their way into its heart. And the entire industry is in denial. An unintentionally revealing aspect of the tiresome Amazon-Hachette dispute was a series of statements from an organization purporting to advocate for authors’ rights. One of […]

Are Traditionally Published Books Really Better?

Since the Ebook Revolution has taken off, there’s been no lack of supporters and detractors of it. One of the things I read repeatedly from the skeptics is that, “…most indie published stuff is trash – or crap…” Those same skeptics go on to state, “unlike indie ebooks, traditionally published books and novels are polished, […]

The Truth on How to Write a Book

This is article is on best selling author Scott Berkum’s blog . In short it’s excellent: Every author I know gets asked the same question: How do you write a book?… Here’s the short honest truth: 20% of the people who ask me are hoping to hear this – Anyone can write a book. They […]

My First Published Article: Part 3

This is the third installment of an entry I made to my private blog from March 23, 2005, about the first article I ever wrote for publication.: Bad Writing vs. Good Writing. As you will recall, I told you about my psychotic episodes of trying to write an article for Iron Horse magazine. I also […]

My First Published Article: Part 2

This is the second installment of an entry I made to my private blog from March 17, 2005, about the first article I ever wrote for publication.: I submitted the completed first draft article about Chopper Works Inc. to Iron Horse magazine. Jeff, the editor, said the article was boring and read like a manual. […]