Interview with Digital Poet & Fantasy Novelist Stephen R. Drennon Publishing Writing

One of the many things that fascinate me about digital publishing are the new possibilities afforded to writers. Traditionally, publishing has been wary of all sorts of stuff – short novels, short stories, longer novels, ¬†novellas, and poetry. In fact, for a first time author, an agent would rarely look at an adult novel unless it fell exactly between 80,000 to 100,000 words. They had all sorts of good reasons for this, the main being that this was the sweet spot, the intersection between printing costs and buyer habits. However, the rise of digital publishing combined with the ability of the author to go direct to retailers such as Amazon (or even sell direct to the reader) has opened up Read More…

Free As A Sales Tool – Interview with Indie Writer Lizzy Ford Publishing Writing

I am always interested in fresh approaches and new ideas. The whole concept of “free as a sales tool” is fascinating to me. I’ve seen people use a number of different approaches, but what is most common is to make a short story free, or sometimes the first book in a series free, in the hope that you will lure readers in. Lizzy Ford has a very different approach, and she kindly agreed to answer my questions.¬†After reading this interview, I’m sure you will have some yourself, and Lizzy has agreed to drop by later, so please leave them in the comments.