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What It Feels Like When It Starts to Feel Real

As many of you know, I have been learning a lot about self-publishing over the last year or so, but have really started to pick up my pace the last few months. It seems like every spare moment has been given to research and taking copious notes and pulling my hair out. In the last …

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Scrivener Rules!

As a writer, and for years as a wanna-be writer, I have always been drawn to writing software. I have downloaded and tried out everything from Word to Write Way to Storyweaver. I looked at Dramatica to WritersBlocks and every other piece of software I came across. I was a software junkie. But nothing seemed to fit. I …

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Do you want the good news, or the bad news?

So tell me – do you want the good news or the bad news first? I think I will give you the good news first because the world is full of too much negativity as it is. 🙂 I have been reading a lot of articles and blog posts lately regarding the publishing industry and …

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Don’t Panic! You are in good company.

In my newest quest for knowledge in the self-publishing world, I picked up The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing by Marilyn Ross and Sue Collier. Within the first chapter, I found inspiration. Did you know that Mark Twain self-published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn? Zane Grey, Anais Nin, Walt Whitman, Virginia Woolf, Gertrude Stein, Edgar Allan Poe, …

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The End is Near, or Is It?

Many of you may have heard that Barnes & Noble will be closing a third of their brick-and-mortar stores over the next ten years. That’s about 20 stores per year! According to some of the articles I have read, they have been quietly closing about 15 stores per year over the last decade, while branching …

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Ebooks rockin’ the house(s)

A few days ago, I read Kristen Lamb’s blog post Big Six Publishing is Dead–Welcome the Massive Three.  In it, she discusses the changing face of book publishing.  It seems the Big Six publishers in New York are slow in following technological trends and are more than likely going to lose out to the companies …

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