Real Writers Get Bad Book Reviews. Here’s Why That’s OK.

Why do so many writers go ballistic when they get a bad review? Why do we RAGE at the single one-star review on Amazon and ignore the fifty good ones? Why do best sellers perceive a good, but unstarred review on Publishers Weekly as a wrenching rejection? Are we all weak-willed namby-pambies in need of a […]

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Buying houses in cash and selling millions: meet self-publishing’s ‘hidden’ authors

When Keith Houghton bought his four-bedroom detached house earlier this year, he did a rare thing for an author: he paid cash, with earnings from his books.   Keith who, you may ask? Houghton is one of a handful of so-called “hidden” bestsellers: his self-published crime thrillers are ebooks, sales of which are not monitored […]

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Publishers rejected me, but I went on to earn six-figures selling 1,000 books a day

Millions dream of quitting the grind and replacing their income through a rewarding, creative endeavor. And what could be simpler – and more glamorous – than writing a bestselling novel? After years of not knowing how the next month’s bill would be paid, thriller writer Mark Edwards is among a new and growing elite of […]

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Can You Really Make a Living as an Ebook Writer?

Ebooks have made self-publishing more accessible than ever. As recently as the 1990s, self-publishing meant paying to have thousands of physical books printed; a 1999 CNNMoney article pegged the cost at $12,000 to $30,000. Now that the majority of books sold are electronic, you can self-publish for much less — even for free. But does […]

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Self-Publishing Success Stories You Need to Hear About

Many self-published authors got rather successful after they were turned down by a traditional publisher. Michael J. Sullivan’ story was just like that. He wrote for ten years in a variety of genres, but no publisher was interested to publish his books, so he ended up quitting writing. A few years later he wrote a […]

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Pros & Cons Of Self-Publishing An Ebook

If you’re considering writing a book now, you have more publishing alternatives than at any other time in history. Among the many options, you can go the traditional route and submit your manuscript to an agent who will work to get you a book deal with a publishing house, or you can do everything on […]

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How to Avoid Copyright or Trademark Violations in Your Self Published Book

If your book is being published by an established publishing company, you’ll have professionals screen your work and ensure all copyright and trademark permissions are in place before the book hits the shelves. However, if you self-publish you must do all this yourself. Fortunately, while you may have to look twice at things you never […]

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