Four Useful Resources for the Indie Author

June 3, 2012 in General Topics

Starting a publishing entity can be a bewildering process, at times far more complicated than actually writing and editing novels. I could have saved a lot of time up front if I had learned sooner who stood at the top of their game when it came to meeting my needs. If the average independent author’s experience is anything like mine, it involved sifting through (and participating in) a scad of discussion threads, tweets, and websites gleaming answers to obscure questions such as “Do I need an ISBN for each website I sell on?” and “Which service can I use to bundle tracked URLs so I can tell which outlet they came from?”. Read on to discover four useful resources for the independent author. Read the rest of this entry →

How Disney Killed John Carter

May 17, 2012 in Other Stuff

Every once in a while big film faces a collapse at the box office so utter, so complete, that it brings all What's wrong with this picture?sorts of observers out of the woodwork, who then comb through the wreckage looking for details, like forensic accident analysts. This year’s pile of trouble was undoubtedly Disney’s sci-fi yarn John Carter. Read the rest of this entry →

An Object Lesson in Politics and Authors

May 1, 2012 in General Topics

As if to illustrate a broader point about the dangers of politicizing one’s brand, along comes Stephen King’s recent article imploring the government to raise his taxes. Read the rest of this entry →

And today in the world of launching my own epublishing onslaught…

February 3, 2012 in General Topics

I found out today that my chosen LLC name, “Heavy Caliber Publishing LLC”, is available and the paperwork is being processed. Terrific.
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Shameless Promotion Landmines

March 23, 2011 in General Topics

As I’ve discussed here before, I’m looking at self-publishing my work. But is there a point where promotion of one’s work is counter-productive? This has been heavy on my mind recently.
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