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The Crazy Days of Summer

Keith is a little busy the days of summer; he'll tide you over with a few suggested reads.

Balance and the Hachette Amazon Dispute

Amazing Stories' resident expert on publishing indie, traditional and seemingly every other outlet, weighs in on the Amazon-Hachette dispute.

Self-publishing Competitions: Leave Your Elves At Home

The enormous media interest in self-publishing has been fired by the breakthrough success of Wool by Hugh Howey, so SF is leading the way in this field. It's strange therefore to hear the Guardian's flamboyant Books section editor Claire Armistead warning that "It's all too easy to dismiss the self-publishing sector as a wilderness of elves, sex and high-school romcoms".

¿Hacer una revista física o digital?

A discourse on publishing a science fiction magazine in Spanish - which may just be a bit harder than doing one in English.

Review – Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi

Gary Dalkin reviews the novel that gave the author of Old Man's War - John Scalzi - his start.

Self-publishing Odyssey: Part 3 The Dirty Business Of Promotion

A look at self-publishing promotional strategies.

The Indie Book Tidal Wave…What Does it Mean for Bookstores, Publishers...

The publishing industry is changing because we are changing, not the other way around. We are directing that change. We are directing that change every bit as much as we are directing changes in other important elements in our lives.

Interview With Gary Chalk, Fantasy Artist, Author and Games Designer

an interview with the unstoppable game designer, author and illustrator - Gary Chalk.

Fantasía venezolana: Ronald Delgado y algunos cuentos

Review of Ronald Delgado's Ficha La tierra del cielo sin sol.

Author’s Earnings: Part 3 Mid-list Print Sales

Michael dives even deeper down the rabbit hole of author's earnings.

Author’s Earnings: Part 2

Part 2 of Michael's examination of earnings in the field of authorship.

Author’s Earnings

How much does an author actually make traditional publishing versus self-publishing? Well, the data is hard to find.

Post más Populares de la Última Semana de Enero.

Tanya covers highlights of the past month for our friends who speak and read in spanish

Self-Publishing Odyssey: Part 2 Agents and Editors

How do you get anyone to look at your book? When I was an in-house editor, I was very aware that it was difficult to get anyone to read a submission from a member of the public. The reality is that most editors are extremely busy and continually up against time pressure.

What’s Wrong With Mediocre?

C. E. Martin champions the cause for B Movies (and B Lit) everywhere!

Books Are Forever

Books no longer need to be treated like perishable goods, with e-books and POD, a book can last, and sell, forever.

Concise Convention Report and Some Other Thoughts

A con report from deep in the heart of Rustycon 31

Self-publishing Odyssey: Part 1 The Decision

Alastair Savage joins Achilles, Agamemnon, Helen, Paris and Menelaus before the walls of Troy as he embarks on a self-publishing odyssey.

ALEJANDRA MÀRQUEZ – Artesana por M. C. Carper

M.C. Carper interviews comics artist Alejandra Marquez

It’s Not About the Money…It’s About the Contract, Timing, and Price

Michael weights in on Brenna Aubrey's decision to turn down a six-figure advance.

Will 2014 Be the Year of the Indie?

Data is showing indie publishers on the rise for customer satisfaction, Keith West explores where this could lead.

Book Review: Strange New Words

Keith reviews the Kickstarter-funded collection of shorts from Ari Marmell. "Check it out."

A Post-Apocalyptic Christmas

Felicity Savage recommends some SFF classics for your reading pleasure on Christmas.

Now Let Me Ask You This…

Keith West's massive market study has revealed that 100% of respondents say that "price" is their over-riding consideration when purchasing books. So when it comes to price - how do you allocate your resources? One 'expensive' book or multiple 'less expensive' ones?

Marketing 101: Making Exceptional Covers

Michael J. Sullivan has been delivering some of the best advice and insight into self-publishing offered on the web, and he's not stopping yet. Today - how to get yourself an awesome cover!

Some Free Advice

Michael J. Sullivan gives some advice about when and how much of your book to make free.

Book Review: A Pair of Sword and Planet Tales

A review of two stories from The Lost Empire of Sol, “The Pirates of Themos” by Tom Doolan and “The Machineries of Mars” Charles Allen Gramlich.

Marketing 101: Book Launch – 6 months out

What you need to know about marketing and promoting your book.

Formatting for Createspace: The Cover

Cedar Sanderson gives an insider perspective to designing your cover and the Createspace templates.

Crear una revista de ciencia ficción – ¿Por dónde comenzar?

A different approach to publishing projects