Some Other Stuff You Should Be Reading

Today’s is a short post as I have urgent work on a new release to complete. It’s the Golden Rule: writing always comes first, remember? I’ll make it up with a monster post on marketing and social media later in the week, the next step in my INDIE PUBLISHING FOR INTERNATIONAL WRITERS series. I just want to put you on to some interesting stuff going on that you might have missed.

Will 99-Cent E-Books Destroy The World As We Know It?

There are a lot of people getting worked up about cheap e-books. But I am here today to tell you the sky isn’t falling. Let’s rewind. When an author or publisher uploads their work to Amazon (and the rest of the e-tailers), they are free to choose the price that they sell at. With most companies, the minimum price you can sell at is 99 cents. Until recently, only a small portion of writers were choosing to sell their work at this price, mostly new writers, without an established audience, hoping to build a following. On paper, that’s a good strategy, although other writers have complained that this was a race to the bottom, and that they were being priced Read More…