This week, we’re looking at the much talked-about subject of self-publishing and a wee bit at e-books as well. Laura Pepper Wu always has interesting stuff going on at 30daybooks.com and her interview with self-published novelist Mark Edwards really jumped out in my scan of the interweb this week. Bookbaby.com give us what they consider to be the main advantages of going the self-publishing route while Terry Giuliano talks about how the the world is finally sitting up and taking notice of self-publishing as a proper industry. But despite this change, self-publisher Talli Roland looks forward to when she’s no-longer branded as ‘Indie’, just as a novelist.
Self-Publishing might just be the start.
In an interview with 30daybooks.com’s Laura Pepper Wu, novelist Mark Edwards talks about how self-publishing E-books transformed 2 novels into publishing phenomenons.
“Mark Edwards and his writing partner Louise Voss were the first British indie authors to hit #1 & #2 on the Amazon.co.uk charts with Killing Cupid & Catch Your Death. But their journey to that point wasn’t exactly plain sailing.”
Some of the reasons it makes sense to do-it-yourself.
There are, of course, downsides to self-publishing, but here are some of the benefits.
“The digital book — or eBook — is now the preferred choice for millions of readers. Today you can publish your eBook for a fraction of the cost and time it once took to bring a book “to market.”.”
Read more about these benefits at http://blog.bookbaby.com/2012/10/the-top-4-benefits-of-independent-ebook-publishing/
It’s a good time to be self-publishing!
Self-published writer Terri Giuliano talks about how self-publishing is gaining momentum and respect.
“I self-published my debut novel, not out of a burning desire to be an indie author, but in the hope of attracting a “real” publisher for my novel-in-progress.”
Ebooks are taking off in Europe.
Despite slow start, E-books gain ground in Europe.
“Electronic books, which have sparked excited chatter for several years in the publishing world, are now gaining momentum among European readers, despite a late start.”
Read the full article at http://www.repost.us/article-preview/#!hash=54f124ade31fffcaea359db776f65a62
Don’t call me an Indie!
Writer Talli Roland doesn’t want to be branded as an ‘Indie Author’, and explains all in this article.
“Some of us wear our indie-author badge with pride. Others think self-publishing is for shmucks. Both stances are equally irrelevant to what really matters.”
Read Talli’s piece at http://selfpublishingadvice.org/blog/please-dont-call-me-an-indie-author/