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Here is Dave Gaughran’s excellent guide to self-publishing basics. As I’ve said before though, I don’t think it is necessary to be quite so wary of publishing services businesses as long as you employ some good sense in your dealings with them and do your research first. My experience with the eBook Partnership has been positive, for example, and I think it is an option worth considering for people like me who don’t have much spare time on their hands.
Some nice box sets available from Dave’s post – check it out.
After my marketing post last month, I promised a follow up on box sets. In fact, I’ve gone one better and invited Phoenix Sullivan to do a guest post on the topic.
For those that don’t know Phoenix, she’s a self-published author who also runs her own publishing company – Steel Magnolia Press – together with romance author Jennifer Blake. In the last 18 months, Phoenix has also been experimenting with box sets and, as you will see below, the results have been astounding.
I’ve known Phoenix for a while and no-one knows more about Amazon’s algorithms and marketing e-books. When she invited me to participate – along with bestselling authors Denise Domning, N. Gemini Sasson, Monique Martin, and Michael Wallace…
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Davey G’s wisdom on e-book pricing. I went for 99p myself…
Before we get to the nuts-and-bolts, it’s time to slay a zombie meme. Much of the noise on this issue springs from conflating two concepts, namely price and value.
Authors often say something like, “My book is worth more than a coffee.” Or publishers might say, “A movie costs $10 and provides two hours of entertainment. Novels provide several times that and should cost more than $9.99.”
Price and value are two different things. From Wikipedia:
Economic value is not the same as market price. If a consumer is willing to buy a good, it implies that the customer places a higher value…
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Infernal Prey is rocketing off to a multitude of distribution channels. It will take a little while for it to become available and you’ll hear it from me as soon as it hits the virtual shelves.
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