My Journey as an Indie Author

It was a year ago this month that my world changed forever thanks to the ebook revolution. April 2011 was when my sales exploded. I have been reeling – in a good way – ever since. This journey, however, started long before that. It started in the fall of 2009. Back then, I had one [...]

Agents Assisting Authors with Self Publishing, Good Idea?

As more and more established authors go indie, either by e-pubbing their backlist or taking new material straight to ebook, many of us wonder: What will be the agent’s role in this new publishing frontier? That conversation came up repeatedly during the recent RWA conference in NYC. Among the authors I spoke with, everyone agrees [...]

Gearing Up for RWA 2011

I just landed in New York City for the annual Romance Writers of America national conference. Wow how much the world has changed from last year, when the conference was in Disney World. A year ago, I and many authors, were just getting our feet wet releasing our backlist as ebooks. Now, several of us [...]

RWA, Pitching to Agents and Editors in the eBook Age: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

As romance writers across the country get ready for RWA’s national conference in New York, many attendees are anxiously preparing for their ten-minute appointments with agents and editors. Some published authors who have been down that path are offering to help their unpublished sisters perfect those pitches, while others are wondering: Why are writers even [...]

Finding Time to Write While Blazing the eBook Trail

Guest Blog by author Patricia McLinn With opportunities such as this wonderful blog by Julie, authors are reaching out to each other to share lessons learned as we venture into, as Julie’s masthead said “the brave new world of publishing.” We’re rather like westward bound pioneers on the Oregon Trail. We listen to those who [...]

Catching Up

Since I’ve returned from RWA and wrote a few blogs on all the buzz about the ebook revolution, I’ve been a bit quiet. Well, quiet here on my blog. Not at all quiet everywhere else. I’ve been insanely busy implementing all the things I’ve learned over the last year. So, here’s what I’ve been up [...]

Ebooks: What’s the Right Price?

How many of you think the major print publishers are princing ebooks too dang high? I was firmly in the camp that believed they were until I attended the Romance Writers of America conference in Orlando where I heard some good defense for the publishers’ pricing. I haven’t been swayed completely, but I am willing to reconsider the matter.

How to Kindle Your Novel, Smashwords vs Amazon

If you want to sell your ebook to Kindle readers, is it better to go through Smashwords, or directly through Amazon? The answer: Both!

How to Get an ISBN for Your Ebook

Are you confused over whether you need an ISBN for your ebook and how to get one? I know I was before I went through the process of uploading my first ebook.

The Ebook Revolution Sweeping the Publishing World

People predicted it for years, but most authors published by traditional print houses tuned it out as annoying chatter. As recently as a year ago, I and others had the same prejudice against self publishing and ebooks that I had ten years ago…Well, my friends, the wave of the future has crashed over our heads. The world of publishing is changing even as I type this.