News by Dean Fetzer March 26, 2013 (4) comments
Jim Carrey, the actor known for roles as diverse as ‘The Mask’, ‘Bruce Almighty’ and ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ is set to self-publish a "metaphysical children’s book”.
News by Christopher Shultz
Indie comic book artists now have a chance to bypass traditional publising routes, though it's not as easy as you might think. Is it a worthwile endeavor?
Column by Bree Ogden February 18, 2013 (4) comments
Navigating the rough terrain of today’s publishing industry shouldn’t be a solo event. This week in Ask the Agent, I’ll explore and dissect two of the industry’s mysteries, straight from the shoulder.
Column by Rob W. Hart January 23, 2013 (3) comments
This is my last column on self-publishing. Let's wrap it up, look back, have a good laugh, and stick a pin in this.
Column by Kelly Thompson January 17, 2013 (5) comments
After the campaign is over, the books have been printed, and all the orders have been filled, what then? Did I make money? Would I do it again? Find out!
News by Christopher Shultz November 28, 2012 (5) comments
Archway Publishing claims to make self-publishing a breeze, but is it really any different from a vanity press?
Column by Rob W. Hart October 16, 2012 (23) comments
Empirical evidence: If you don't put much effort into selling your self-published work, you will not sell any copies!
Column by Rob W. Hart September 20, 2012 (19) comments
My novella is now available for sale. It's like being done with something I have to keep working on. Also, let's talk marketing, and see my latest sales tallies.
Column by Rob W. Hart August 10, 2012 (16) comments
As an experiment in self-publishing, I'm putting out a zombie novella I wrote. Follow me as I bring it from rough draft to finished product, then watch as I try to get people to buy it!
News by Rob W. Hart August 3, 2012 (15) comments
A group that fights child trafficking and exploitation successfully lobbied Amazon to remove a self-published eBook about age of consent laws around the world.
Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen June 8, 2012 (14) comments
The 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' trilogy has basically become a punchline in publishing, but even hardened writers can stand to learn a thing or two from this weird, kinky, literary train-wreck.
Column by Rob W. Hart May 31, 2012 (32) comments
Self-publishing advocates like to sing about the advantages of putting out your own work, without going to a publisher. And there are advantages. But it's not as easy as they make it sound.
Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen April 30, 2012 (4) comments
Amazon may be on everyone's naughty list this year, but they're still the easiest game in town when it comes to self-publishing and selling your book. You just have to work the kinks out, first.
News by Rob W. Hart April 20, 2012 (2) comments
The Canadian-based eBook retailer will strike out into physical stores, at the same time that it's discussing the launch of its self-publishing arm.
News by Rob W. Hart
The newest trend in self-publishing: Parents are publishing their kids' books, leading some to wonder whether that's fostering a false sense of accomplishment.
Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen March 21, 2012 (14) comments
Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing makes profiting from a book or novel seem ridiculously easy. I've got an unpublished manuscript that I'm willing to sacrifice, so let's see just how simple this is.
News by Rob W. Hart January 31, 2012 (1) comments
Scottish writer Ewan Morrison says the current rush to ePublish is like the dot-com bubble--and it's only a matter of time before it bursts.
News by John Jarzemsky January 26, 2012 (3) comments
Amazon's self-published erotica section is rife with plagiarism.
News by Rob W. Hart January 25, 2012 (2) comments
Digital comic book distribution company Graphicly has announced a set of self-publishing tools that will let writers and artists convert, distribute and promote their own comic books.
Column by Brandon Tietz January 24, 2012 (1) comments
LitReactor examines three potential publishing breakthroughs. Are they worth the trouble?
News by Rob W. Hart
Apple's new iBooks Author app, which lets writers design and self-publish their books, comes with a major restriction--if you design your book in the app, you can only sell it in iBooks.
News by Rob W. Hart
Apple just made some major announcements for their eBook platform- creating apps for self-published authors, interactive textbooks and college classes.
Column by Rob W. Hart January 16, 2012 (11) comments
We spend a lot of time arguing over what's better--print vs. eBooks, traditional vs. self-publishing, indies vs. Amazon--but can't we just agree that both sides have their benefits?
News by Rob W. Hart January 12, 2012 (5) comments
Self-publishing advocate JA Konrath just posted his sales numbers for the past three weeks. He's earned $100,000. In three weeks. On self-published novels.
News by Rob W. Hart January 4, 2012 (5) comments
Apple is reportedly planning a press conference for the end of the month in New York City, and rumor is the focus will be digital publishing--possibly on digital textbooks and self-publishing.