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How New Writing Events and Groups are Uniting Authors, However They Are Published

How authors publish their books becomes less relevant when the authors themselves take the initiative in setting up events and writing groups, rather than leaving it to the book trade to call the shots. In our occasional series of case studies, indie author David Ebsworth, based in Wales, shares his experience bringing together both self-published […]

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How I Do It: Indie Authors Share the Secrets of their Success – This Week: J M Forster

British children’s novelist Julia (J M) Forster has got off to a flying start with her debut novel, Shadow Jumper, which sells consistently well while she works on her next book. Her success and down-to-earth attitude will particularly inspire anyone who is still at the early stage of their self-publishing career. It will also offer hope […]

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This Week’s Self-publishing News

Phew, the dust has settled, we are back to Friday, and there is just time to catch our collective breath. But only just, because For every thing there is a season. And this is the season of the conference. Please check out our upcoming events sections for details of conferences happening near you, and if […]

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Publishing: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Pricing Your Self-published Books

How much should indie authors charge for their self-published books? Well, the glib answer is: “You’re an indie – it’s up to you!” But before you decide, there are lots of questions you should ask yourself, to make sure you’re neither selling yourself short not pricing yourself out of the market. Some of these questions […]

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Writing: What is Concept Revision and How and Why Should You Do It?

Today in our #WritersWednesday slot about writing, British indie author and chartered psychologist Rosalind Minett explains her approach to revising her work, sharing an interesting and unusual tip about her preferred workplace! A Comforting Thought One of my best buys ever has been a memory foam mattress. Comfortable to get into at night, by the […]

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