Quirky Works in Indie Publishing

Column by Erik Wecks March 26, 2013
Self publishing offers an author a means to write their story just the way they want without having to fit within the conventions of the traditional machine.

Ask The Agent: Does Self-Publishing Impede Landing an Agent, Acceptable Word Count and More!

Column by Bree Ogden March 4, 2013
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 3 of the industry’s mysteries straight from the shoulder.

Amazon Shakes Up Indie Book Marketing Starting March 1

Column by Erik Wecks February 28, 2013
Amazon made changes to their affiliate agreement last week which will reshape how eBooks are marketed and priced.
The People's eBook

The People's eBook Hopes to Revolutionize Digital Book Design

News by Christopher Shultz February 8, 2013
Fresh off a successful crowdfunding campaign, the new website aims to give authors a fast and simple way to craft their work for eReaders.

Adventures in Self-Publishing Part 5: The Virtue of Patience, And Also Money

Column by Rob Hart December 27, 2012
I stop worrying about the immediate payoff and learn to love the long game.
Schooled by Deena Bright

Ohio School Teacher Faces Stiff Punishment for Writing an Erotic Novel

News by Christopher Shultz December 13, 2012
The teaching career of one Carol Ann Eastman is on shaky ground. Will her writing career take off as a result?

Publishing in The Time of War

Column by Erin Reel December 6, 2012
The publishing industry is at war and writers can either choose to get caught in No Man's Land or secure their spot on the battlefield.

The Internet Has Become The Bookstore Front Window

Column by Erik Wecks November 29, 2012
A successful marketing campaign used to mean a prized place in the front window of a bookstore. Now authors have to find new ways to get their books in front of prospective readers on the internet.

Adventures in Self-Publishing Part 4: I Did A Whole Bunch of Stuff!

Column by Rob Hart November 19, 2012
Last month, I hadn't really done anything to promote my novella. So this month, I worked a lot harder at it. And it helped. A little. I think?

The 3 Most Popular Editorial Services and Do You Need Them?

Column by Erin Reel October 24, 2012
Writers have more professional support available to them now than ever before. Erin Reel, The Lit Coach, breaks down the 3 most popular editorial services, giving you the benefits, red flags and more.

The Strange and Unpleasant World of the Sock Puppet

Column by Cath Murphy September 24, 2012
The recent sock puppeting scandal tells us what we already know: some people have the integrity of a flatworm. Being an author means telling stories, not selling books.
"I" Is For Insult: Sue Grafton Regrets Pissing Off Self-Pubbers

"I" Is For Insult: Sue Grafton Regrets Pissing Off Self-Pubbers

News by Dave Reuss August 31, 2012
After invoking a hilariously titled "storm of anger," Grafton changes how she feels about self-publishing books.

Storyville: Promotion

Column by Richard Thomas July 20, 2012
In this column, we talk about some of the ways you can promote your writing, for little or no money.

The Long & Winding Road: Part VI - What Happens When Your Book Doesn't Sell

Column by Kelly Thompson July 5, 2012
The final installment in a series chronicling my experiences with my first novel, including securing an agent and submitting to publishers. Part 6 details what happens when you don't sell.

Ask The Lit Coach: "What Self-Published Authors Must Do to Win Friends, Influence Readers and Possibly Gain the Attention of a Publisher"

Column by Erin Reel May 14, 2012
What are the chances your self-published book will get picked up by a traditional publisher? Slim. But here's what can you do to ensure you're putting your best DIY effort on the shelf.

Ask The Lit Coach: "What Is The Ideal Length For A Nonfiction Book Proposal?" and More

Column by Erin Reel
This week on Ask The Lit Coach - What's the ideal length of a nonfiction book proposal? And should you mention your previously self-published skeletons in your query to agents?

Ask The Lit Coach: "How Does The New Trend In Self-Publishing Affect Literary Agents?" and More

Column by Erin Reel March 19, 2012
Issue 12 of Ask The Lit Coach is all about literary agents. This week we discuss whether or not US agents consider clients living outside the U.S. and what will be the fate of agents post ePublishing