freelancers

  • Indie behind-the-scenes: don’t take advantage

    August 31, 2016

    So, a few weeks ago I talked about not being taken advantage of when hiring freelancers for publishing your book. You shouldn’t need to run a Kickstarter in order to finance your book, and I stand by that. But there’s a flip side to that, too: don’t be so obsessed with getting a deal that you rip off another independent artist in the process. Publishing is a weird business. There are…

  • 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 cost you $1000, but that includes editing and marketing expenses! Editing is the biggest expense…