Tag Archives: indie authors

Libiro.

Dear Reader,   Do you know Libiro? Probably not. Libiro (http://www.libiro.com) is a new e-book store, started by a British independent writer named Ben Galley. His approach to independent works is one I like very much: only independent authors are allowed to publish their books via Libiro. Large, established companies have no reason to go there, they won’t be accepted.… (more…)


Ed’s Casual Friday: My TGI(‘m)I(ndie) moment of the day.

Posted on October 19, 2012 by M. Edward McNally on Indiesunlimited.com (and reposted with permission). Warning: I’m going to talk a little bit about my own writing in this post, which I usually try to avoid on Casual Friday in favor of topics that are of more general interest to people who are not, well, me. But I’ve got a point, I promise. I am presently in… (more…)


So You Want to be an Indie…

Another excellent piece by fellow indie author M. Edwards McNally.   Ed’s Casual Friday: So You Want to be an Indie… Posted on October 12, 2012 by M. Edward McNally   Why not, right? All that seems to be involved is uploading an unedited Word file, then buying a basket to catch all the money that will immediately shower down upon you. However,… (more…)


Podioracket

Dear reader, Since a few weeks I am an official member of the staff on Podioracket.com. I was asked by my friend Arlene Radaski to supply background news from the world of Indie writers and Indie publishing. Podioracket brings out a delightful online radio-show every two weeks on Blogtalk Radio, which can be listened to live, or enjoyed later through… (more…)


Authors Behaving Badly; Booksellers Behaving Worse

In the past couple months I’ve posted a few times about things authors shouldn’t do like respond before you understand the situation, be pushy on Twitter, and send dunning letters to book bloggers.  I have another regrettable tale of misdeeds today, only this time the author was the lesser of the problems. Self-published authors need to be forward to get… (more…)


My (limited) view on promoting books

Dear Indie writer. Yes, I am specifically looking at Indie writers now, although of course everyone is welcome to read this article. I do not claim to be a professional in marketing and promoting books. In fact, I don’t do a lot of that. For that reason, this post is not meant to be a lesson in promoting, marketing and… (more…)


Two years

Dear reader, It’s amazing but true. Two years ago I published my first little book, about a wicked witch called Grimhilda. Hilda for friends. When I pressed that “publish” button for the first time, little did I know… What followed was a small avalanche of books (at least that is how it seems to me). More Hilda books, and people… (more…)


When you buy from an indie


Interview with Karen Pokras Toczydlowski

Dear reader, I shall be engaging in a number of interviews with independent authors. May you find these informative, entertaining, and perhaps even inspiring to go out and locate their books! This interview is with author Karen Pokras Toczydlowski. Dear Karen, can you offer us a little insight into who you are? First and foremost, I’m a Mom. In fact, I… (more…)


Interview with Valerie Douglas

Dear reader, I shall be engaging in a number of interviews with independent authors. May you find these informative, entertaining, and perhaps even inspiring to go out and locate their books! This interview is with author Valerie Douglas . Dear Valerie, can you offer us a little insight into who you are? I’m never what anyone expects. *laughing* I’ve been told… (more…)