Monthly Archives: March 2012

Call for interviewees

Dear writer (yes, this post is for independent authors and writers specifically), If you are interested in doing a fun written interview, please let me know (by e-mail, or in a comment to this post with a way that I can contact you). You can find a sample of the questions here, so you know what you will be in… (more…)

Are ebook sales reaching a plateau?

Via: TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics, by a TeleRead Contributor From Dead Tree Edition: When the U.S. magazine industry gets hot and bothered about the latest craze, you can usually bet that trend is about to run out of steam. E-books were the talk of many magazine people at this week’s Publishing Business Conference in New York, my… (more…)

Self-publishing and pricing

On the blog The Bliss Quest, a blogger who goes by Athena writes a lengthy, thoughtful post looking setting a price for her self-published book. After her last publisher offered her a contract that would only pay her 5% of the book’s cover price (and her editor actually told her “Writers don’t write to make money, they write because they must”),… (more…)

Coming soon – the Devil’s Diary

Amazon Dominates the World eBook Market

Kelly Gallegher, the VP of Publishing Services at RR Bowker gave an eye opening presentation at a conference. RR Bowker has just completed a 120 country survey into consumer’s ebook buying habits, and today we got a look at some of the data. The presentation was densely packed with info, and there was in fact more data on the slides… (more…)


Writing a poem In seventeen syllables Is very diffic. (John Cooper Clarke, 1979)

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I learned that you should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like a child stringing beads in kindergarten – happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another. – Brenda Ueland

10 Things Readers May Not Know About Indie Authors

By  Todd R. Tystad, author of Blue Hill, stolen from Original article here. Modern media has given birth to independent musicians and independent filmmakers and now to independent authors, more popularly known as indie authors.  In the spirit of the indie musicians and filmmakers that came before them, indie authors are now blazing their own trails outside the publishing establishment.  With this new… (more…)

The Devil’s Diary – 2

Dear reader, If you decided that chapter 1 of The Devil’s Diary was not for you, then it is best to skip the following post, because here is chapter 2.

The Devil’s Diary – 1

Dear reader, As I already threatened posted earlier, I am going to post the first two chapters of The Devil’s Diary, a new book I am working on to publish. Again the warning: It is not for the faint of heart who are very religious and can’t take jokes, puns and other stabs to religions, gods and other creatures belonging… (more…)