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What Does It Really Mean To Be A Self-Published Author?

I’ve written a blog post or two about self-publishing and the tasks that indie authors have to deal with on a daily basis. A couple of days ago I came across Wordle. Now, I’ve seen Wordle creations before, but had no idea how people made them or what they were called. Now, I do and … Continue reading

The Ratings Game! Just How Good Is That 5 Star Rating Anyway?

Last year, I wrote a mini blog post entitled, “Is The Book Review Dead?” And then – I forgot about it. I forgot about it until the other day when I was searching for an article writing gig on a freelance website, and came across a potential employer that was seeking to pay $5 for … Continue reading

Why Are Books So Expensive?

Perdu dans les livres by Groume Do you remember the days when a paperback cost $2.50? Well, I do. The price of the paperback – or should we just say “book” because hardcover’s have increased too – has increased more than 200% since the 1980s. I was reminiscing about some of my favorite childhood books … Continue reading

The Lazy Indie Author?

A traditional author recently stated that self-published authors are lazy. Self-published authors, according to this traditional author, are too lazy to do the work in order to become traditionally published. I was pleased to read that this same traditional author, after an outcry from self-published authors, retracted her comments and now understands the hurdles that … Continue reading