Column by Peter Derk May 3, 2021
Don't follow in my footsteps. Don't repeat my mistakes.
Column by Sadie Hartmann August 11, 2020
There is a wealth of talent in self-published horror fiction. You just need to know where to look (because there is a lot of crap too).
Column by Emmanuel Nataf
To help all those aspiring indie authors out there, here’s a list of some of the best tools for navigating the world of publishing.
Column by Justin Hunter
You've heard of 'The Martian,' right? Read the book, seen the movie? Well, the novel was written by Andy Weir, and you should be more like him.
Column by Max Booth III
There are so many books on this planet being published every single day, and it’s rude to take up any further space than we rightfully deserve.
Column by Peter Derk January 24, 2017
Kick Kickstarter to the curb. Raise money and have fun doing it.
Column by Holly Slater November 23, 2016
This week, I want to share some tips from The Other Side about what to do if you make the leap to hire a freelance editor for your manuscript. Here's what to do--and what to avoid.
Column by Peter Derk
Thinking about self publishing? Thinking about spending 5 bucks to get a cover made? Read this first.
Column by Peter Derk August 31, 2015
You can make your own audiobook. Just take this advice first.
Column by Michael David Wilson
A guide to writing a press release. What to include and what not to include.
Column by Max Booth III March 5, 2015
The publishing industry is a strange beast. Prepare to be chewed up and spat out.
Column by Peter Derk March 5, 2015
Is Rich Shapero's 'Wild Animus' the strangest and most ambitious self-publishing project of all time?
News by Rob Hart February 10, 2015
Here's one of Amazons reviews: "As a carpenter who specializes in itty bitty coffins I can't say enough good things about this book, my customer base has been growing at an epidemic rate!"
News by Rob Hart December 19, 2014
A thinly-veiled rape fantasy about frequent GamerGate target Zoe Quinn appeared as an eBook on Amazon today, before being taken down.
Column by Dean Fetzer June 17, 2014
After a decade of struggling with the traditional publishing model, author John A. A. Logan decided to self-publish his fifth book on Christmas day 2011 — and found the success he'd been after.
Column by Kelly Thompson April 11, 2014
What makes a good book trailer? What makes a terrible one? What use are they anyway? Let's talk about why most of them don't work and link to some of the best and worst I found, shall we?
News by Peter Derk April 10, 2014
The Guardian has announced a monthly prize for the best-of-the-best self-published novels.
Column by Jonathan Wood March 19, 2014
Jonathan Wood talks about the long and inspiring journey to get his debut novel, 'No Hero' to press.
Column by Rob Blair Young February 26, 2014
Indie publishing has changed over the years, and is now a viable path to success. That said, it requires far more work (and especially non-writing work) than you may realize.
News by Christopher Shultz August 12, 2013
The Brooklyn Craigslist post transcends typical Missed Connections and tells a tragically romantic tale. The Atlantic took notice.
Column by Erik Wecks August 5, 2013
Today, eBooks have created more opportunities for indie authors than ever before, but it is one thing to publish an eBook. It's another to make it sell.
News by Dean Fetzer
Penguin has just announced a new way for self-published authors to sell their books — via a new store set up on the company’s online community website.
News by Dean Fetzer March 26, 2013
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
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.