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What’s This Amazon Not Paying Authors Thing All About Then?

I’ve seen a number of people in the last few days picking up on a controversy that swept through the self-publishing world last week, and almost uniformly people have picked up on the wrong end of the stick. People are … Continue reading

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Why You Will Not Find My Books In Kindle Unlimited

(OK, so I lied about there being no post. I have to do something to take my mind off rubbishness.) Amazon have announced a new feature, Kindle Unlimited. This feature allows Kindle owners (so far only in the US) to … Continue reading

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A Graphic Illustration Of How Badly The “Long Tail” Sells

As most of you will have seen, I put out a book last night. Here’s a screenshot of part of the Amazon (UK) page for that book as of just now: Pretty good, eh? Top thirty in its category, and … Continue reading

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On the Rowling/Galbraith Thing, And Why Publishers Are Still Necessary

People seem to be reacting with astonishment to the fact that the book that J. K. Rowling published pseudonymously, through a major publisher, which got decent reviews in some newspapers, had only sold 449 copies in hardback in the last … Continue reading

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Publishers Hate Money, Clearly

I quite want to read Charles Stross and Cory Doctorow’s new book, The Rapture Of The Nerds. I’m not hugely interested — I like some of Stross’ work a lot (basically the Laundry series and the near-future-Edinburgh police procedurals, all … Continue reading

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Why We Still Need Publishers

There’s a big storm at the moment over the US Department of Justice going after several of the biggest publishers for alleged price-fixing of ebooks, which they allegedly did in order to prevent Amazon having a monopoly on book sales. … Continue reading

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How To Get Your Books On Sale

I’ve been talking with a few people recently about self-publishing, and some of them are vaguely confused about what you need to do in order to get a book out if you’ve written it and want to publish yourself, so … Continue reading

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