No Sweat Amazon

Amazon’s incentivized reviews have been the subject of media attention recently. Have no fear other indy authors; a blog post from amazon on the subject reveals that reviews for advanced reader copies (books) are being specifically allowed.

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Self-Publishing vs Traditional Publishing – The Great Question

Self-Publishing vs Traditional Publishing? The publishing landscape has changed dramatically in the past few years, with more and more authors choosing self-publishing over traditional publishing. I’ve been self-publishing ebooks and print books for about 5 years, I’ve been self-publishing audio books for 1 year, and as a media professional, I’ve been following the industry for a very long time. I’ve listened to hundreds of hours of podcasts, studied traditional marketing in classrooms, and followed the publishing industry for years. The self-publishing route is not for everyone. I choose to self-publish, and I’ve been doing so for my ebooks, print books, and even…

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Doubling Down: Becoming a Full Time Author

On May 5, 2017, 230 days from today, I’ll be releasing my first novel. Infinite Vampire: Blood 4 Life I first started taking notes for the story over 7 years ago, and now, in less than a year from this writing, I’m planning to release 1 novel, then its sequel – hot on its heels… Then the third book before the jets cool, and then the fourth. All within a year of this writing… I’m very excited, but also, I’m uh, more than a little nervous. “Why so nervous, Precious?” You ask. Because, I’ve never done this before, where ‘this’ is the insane amount of work required…

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My Draft Zero Process

I have a unique approach to creative writing I call the Draft Zero Process. My Draft Zero Process might be something similar to what other writers do. It may only be a new perspective on a well established work-flow, but because it has made such a significant impact on my productivity, I’d like to share it. Some believe in outlining a story before writing it, while others insist that such a practice binds them—and their characters—too rigidly. Many argue that the characters in a story must be granted their own voice and be given the freedom to respond to the…

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