Writing in the Digital Age: Hard Data, Numbers and Mark Coker of Smashwords

I have my indie backlist books distributed to Sony, iBooks, Kobo, etc. through Smashwords.com. So I keep up with what Mark Coker, CEO of Smashwords, has to say about the marketplace. Today, I’m sharing some VID (very important data). … Continue reading

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Writing in the Digital Age: Pajama Marketing – Pitching to Book Review Blogs

I remember the first time I approached my local Borders for a book signing. The events manager (this was when Borders was new and actually had enthusiastic community building ideas) liked romance and was happy to let me arrange for … Continue reading

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Writing in the Digital Age: R-E-S-P-E-C-T the Diva

One of the sharpest lessons of the digital revolution has been that authors who had been treated poorly by publishers were eager to take their case (or books, as may be) directly to the readers. Publishing professionals are still having … Continue reading

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Writing in the Digital Age: Open Your Umbrellas, The Giants are Crying

On the heels of the 2012 Digital Book World conference, we’ve had a slew of publishers trying to regain their immeasurable clout by dissing libraries, innovation, and Amazon. The Author’s Guild came out squarely on the side of the traditional … Continue reading

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