• Indie behind-the-scenes: ISBNs

    July 25, 2016

    Continuing with my theme from yesterday about authors on a budget and spending your money wisely, today I want to talk about ISBNs. For those of you who don’t know, ISBNs (International Standard Book Numbers) are the 10/13-digit identifier numbers on the barcode of a book. Every book has one, and they’re each an individual identifier.…

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  • More indie behind-the-scenes: don’t be taken in

    July 24, 2016

    I have seen a few posts on Twitter from new-to-indie authors about their estimated or actual expenditures, and they’ve made me somewhat alarmed. Publishing an indie book does have some up-front expenses, but by no means should they break your bank. The quote I’ve seen most frequently tossed around is that an average indie book will…

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  • Cover reveal: Remember Yesterday

    July 11, 2016

    A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend the Reading Transforms launch party for my friend Pintip Dunn’s The Darkest Lie. It was so much fun to get to know Pintip better, learn more about her books, and hang out with everybody. And today, I’m very excited to share with you the beautiful cover of her…

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  • Some indie behind-the-scenes: distributors

    July 5, 2016

    I recently agreed to teach a publishing class at a local college—yay! I never thought I would ever get back into teaching, and yet here we are. Life is full of surprises. Anyway, in the process of getting my lesson plans together, I realized that I’ve been hoarding a vast quantity of publishing tips, practices…

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