How do you explain the dark reality of vanity presses to an author who desperately wants to believe the sales pitch? Show them the proof.
When small publishers fail, they often implode spectacularly. How can publishers avoid this? And how can authors stay safe?
There's a service for any element of the publishing process — including some you've probably never heard of. We're here to help you make sense of it all.
Ghostwriting: is it a collaborative tool, or just cheating? Explore the ethical concerns with us, then let us know your thoughts.
Civility is more than good manners; it is the foundation of every good business relationship.
How do we know that a publisher is correctly and faithfully reporting our sales?
Deciphering the arcane incantations of a publishing contract can spare indie authors needless anguish.
Most publishers — even the bad ones — will at least respond to client requests and complaints. But what happens when that company simply ignores you?
Can you tell which social media promotion services deserve a piece of your marketing budget? We'll show you how to quickly identify the best services.
Amazon's poorly documented print pricing rules underscore an ongoing problem with the corporate giant's policies.
When stories surface about authors defrauded by unscrupulous vanity presses, sometimes for tens of thousands of dollars, the reaction is sometimes unsympathetic. In today's encore post, John Doppler explains the five reasons authors fall for vanity presses.
One of the highlights of my day is learning something useful from the indie author community, and passing that along to other authors. With that in mind, here are seven of my favorite tips that permanently changed the way I publish on Amazon's KDP.