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The Decline and Fall of the Vanity Press

Vanity presses — predatory companies that sell authors worthless or overpriced services — profited mightily with the rise of indie publishing. The growth of that industry (or perhaps more accurately, the spread of that cancer) was aided by publishers who eagerly partnered with the worst vanity presses. Simon & Schuster (Archway), HarperCollins (WestBow), Harlequin (DellArte), […]

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Self-publishing News: Happy Ever After

I have always loved that thing about doing something not because it’s easy but because it’s hard, not because it’s what everyone does but because it’s what no one has done. For me that’s what’s wonderful about being an indie writer. This is our chance to do something extraordinary. To write what no one else […]

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This Week’s Self-publishing News

Love writing – detest editing? Among this week’s good news reports is that an innovative self-publishing tool is at hand for formatting and conversion – and it’s free. As for conflicting data on digital book sales, a new indie author-inclusive survey aims to give a fuller picture on the under-reported self-publishing sector.  Elsewhere, no surprises […]

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