This Week in Indie Publishing News


When Authors Have to “Resort” to Self-Publishing

Yes, that’s a mildly click-baitish headline, but that’s absolutely the ironic sentiment floating around about Milo “Oh, How the Mighty Have Fallen” Yiannopoulos and his as-of-yet unpublished masterpiece. The unlikely alt-right posterboy, as many industry followers will recall, was slated for publication via a Simon & Schuster imprint–complete with a $250,000 advance–despite vocal public outcry and the cancellation of publishing contracts by other S&S authors, but the deal was finally rescinding by the publisher after a video interview surfaced of the author apparently condoning pedophilia.

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Self Publishing A Book – Change The Literary World As You Know It

Starting out in the literary world can be a daunting time for anyone. You do not know what sells in the market, how to advertise what you have to offer and how to approach the whole activity of getting a book published. Plus, all of us have already heard how tough it can be to make a name for yourself as an author. The struggles involved, the patience expected on your part as well as the amount of resources that you will have to invest is enough to give anyone second thoughts.

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Best Tips For Book Marketing For The Self Publisher

Assuming you’re a self publisher or book publisher and you’ve already published your book, you need to immediately implement a strong, no-holds barred, book marketing and promotion strategy to sell your books fast. Your book selling, book marketing, and book promotion planning should begin before the manuscript is completed. Self publishers need to have a good marketing plan to sell books and should be written prior to writing your book and in place a year prior to publishing your book.

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How Christina Lauren Went From Fanfiction Fame To 14 Bestsellers

Stephenie Meyer’s wildly popular Twilight saga inspired one of the most vocal fandoms of the 21st century. On alone, the young adult vampire romance is the third-most popular fandom with over 219,000 works of fanfiction. There are thousands more spread across other platforms such as Archive of Our Own, Wattpad, LiveJournal and Tumblr.

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An Author’s Guide To Publishing A Book

Ask any published book author about writing a book, and they will tell you it’s a monumental task. The process is long, drawn out, and grueling. Even if you enjoy writing – and don’t mind writing on the same subject for an extended period — the writing process will, undoubtedly, exhaust you. Getting your book published, however, will take even more time and effort than writing the thing in the first place.

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