There is a legal idiom that goes like this: “the value of a thing is that which that thing will bring”. Michael J Sullivan has a few thoughts.
Today, Amazing Stories is pleased to offer you an excerpt from Michael J. Sullivan’s latest, much anticipated and highly praised novel The Age of Myth. Michael has been a long-time contributor to Amazing Stories, where he really needs no introduction: his posts on writing and the indie-author experience are among our most popular offerings. (Michael […]
MIchael J. Sullivan is looking to help new authors with a contest!
MIchael explains how marketing your book is like a Presidential hopeful going to the down dump to drum up support.
Good advice from a successful professional is hard to come by. But we deliver!
Authors: Use this portal to get magically transported to a world of information!
Success requires hard work and dedication – even for indie authors
Being an indie author requires more skills than “author”
If you think being an “Indie Author” means going it alone – better read this!
“Anyone can self-publish”: Not true.
Watch your royalty statements and understand the terms – before signing!
Today’s post is prompted by two events: My wife was filling in for me on a writer’s panel this weekend (I got a bad fish that gave me a bit of food poisoning) I’m counseling a self-published author who is negotiating a traditional contract for his series. Regarding the first, a fellow panelist mentioned, “No […]
Michael touts a new tool for crowdfunding projects
Michael, our in-house expert on all things Hachette and Amazon, braves the slings and arrows to ‘splain some things to us.
Who is going to win the Book Subscription War (I)?
Hachette. Amazon. One need say nothing more to gain the attention of writer’s everywhere. Sullivan’s take on author manipulation.
More great background on the business of selling books!
Michael J Sullivan Champions Reading Rainbow’s Kickstarter
No matter what happens between Amazon and Hachette, literature will still exist.
Amazing Stories’ resident expert on publishing indie, traditional and seemingly every other outlet, weighs in on the Amazon-Hachette dispute.
As if we didn’t have enough to deal with already…Hatchette and Amazon are locking horns.
One book does not a writing career make. Advice on considering a writing career from an author who walks the walk and talks the talk.
Important, timely and valuable information on obtaining book translations; your market may just be in another language!
Should there be a ban on calling indie writers authors? Michael J. is just a bit ticked off by the suggestion.
There has been a bunch of news lately about subscription services and books…the so called “Netflix for Books.” The premise is simple, you pay a monthly fee and then you pick books from their library. There are three major players in this field right now: Oyster – who I think was the first to join […]
Michael dives even deeper down the rabbit hole of author’s earnings.
Part 2 of Michael’s examination of earnings in the field of authorship.
How much does an author actually make traditional publishing versus self-publishing? Well, the data is hard to find.
Michael weights in on Brenna Aubrey’s decision to turn down a six-figure advance.
Our proven expert, Michael J. Sullivan, lays out a marketing plan designed to generate buzz (and sales) for books.