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When I wrote about when not to go indie the other day, I mentioned a key phrase that I really didn’t get a chance to explore. And I think it’s really important to elaborate on it. “I don’t care if I’m successful.” I talked about why I think it’s a bad idea to self-publish a book just because it’s there and you have nothing else to do with it. You really want to be traditionally published but you have this one title that you’ve given up on. That’s a case of “I don’t care if this book is successful but … Continue reading


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Have you ever been told, “It’s not for me”? If you’ve ever queried, you have. And most of the time you just don’t understand how the agent could possibly say that, right? You did your homework. You followed all the rules and certainly you made sure you chose the agent that is looking for your genre, your type of story. Yet, you get that ambiguous rejection that just doesn’t seem to make sense. At first. But stop and think about it for a second. Think about books in the genre you love to read. Think about one you DIDN’T love … Continue reading


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Once upon a time, convenience stores offered few choices of beverages for the thirsty traveler – hot coffee or cold soda or beer. Now you walk into a mini-mart and you can choose from an array of different coffees, hot and iced, sodas, waters, juices, frozen drinks, etc. When these alternatives first came on the market, they were from companies we probably never heard of. We gave them a shot and discovered new favorites. Same with music. There used to be a time you walked into a record store and your choices were limited to what the store’s buyer decided … Continue reading


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The debate between indie and traditional (trad) publishing has heated recently and it’s created a lot of animosity that I just don’t understand. I feel like a divide has been growing – Team Indie vs. Team Trad. And before I delve into this, I feel the need to say that just because I’m happy to be Indie and I do things like Indie Authors Relief Fund, doesn’t mean that I’m all “GO TEAM INDIE!” That I think every writer should be indie and you’re stupid for not doing it my way. I do support my fellow indies. I think it’s … Continue reading


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