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Indie Pub Love: Smashwords

This week’s indie pub love goes out to Smashwords’ Mark Coker, self-publishing author-enabler with his wildly successful publishing engine. If you’re self-publishing a text heavy ebook this is the place to be. Smashwords only makes money when authors make money. They have no author services to sell you, not even a how-to guide because Mark […]

Annual Nonfiction Writers Conference May 7-9

Come-on travel writers, memoirists, journalist and biographers! Every year Stephanie Chandler holds a nonfiction writers conference and every year it’s great and very fresh with a new mix of presenters. (Last year I was a presenter. You can buy the 2013 conference, still very relevant.) Click here to visit Stephanie Chandler Enterprises LLC and sign […]

Author Kimberley Patterson’s Self-Pub Journey

I invited local author Kimberley Patterson to share her Self-Pub path to our San Diego Self-Publishers Meetup group last week. Kimberley is the author of two Young Adult books: Red Rock is a western, and The Three Month Plan is what you might call genre fiction. She was incredibly generous with information about what worked, […]

Why Goodreads is Good for Authors

This week author Kimberley Patterson spoke at my San Diego Self-Publishers Meetup group. She’s a very savvy author who has a lot of great things to say about Goodreads. (I’m publishing her talk in three parts starting Monday March 10 at this link. Want to be notified? Sign up for my mailing list.) Read on for […]

Free Ebooks 3/2-3/8 for Read an Ebook Week

A bonanza for readers! For Read an Ebook Week over 40,000 ebooks are free at Smashwords, Apple, B&N, Diesel, and many other vendors, including my American Borders Motorcycle Diaries. Grab it now along with all the sexy vampire stories you’ll ever want to read. Check out the official RAEW Facebook page, and read an interview […]

Crowdfunding for Self-Publishing Authors

I’d like to welcome Justine Schofield of Pubslush to the Self-Publishing Boot Camp blog, to explain crowdfunding and how Pubslush works. I’m also scheduling a podcast with Pubslush VP Amanda Barbara, so stay tuned. Take it away, Justine! First thing’s first: What is crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is a way to fund creative projects and business ventures […]

Three Authors, Three Crowdfunding Platforms

Authors are choosing to crowdfund their work, and there are now options for them on which platform to use. The question is: Kickstarter, Indiegogo or Pubslush? To explore the pros and cons of those platforms, I interviewed a successful author from each of them to find out why they chose it and how they succeeded. […]