Taming the Dragon: Can Dictation Be the Key to Massive Word Counts?

Dictation has become one of the topics among authors lately, ever since the Self Publishing Formula Podcast featured Scott Baker as a guest, and he extolled the virtues of Dragon NaturallySpeaking software. I know I've contemplated using dictation before, but never believed that I was a good fit for it. I did not think that …

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Now I’m Performing Another Mad Experiment… With Instafreebie!

Instafreebie seems to be the big thing for authors these days. It's been said that you can collect a lot of email addresses by using the service. If you are not familiar with Instafreebie, let me explain a bit about what it is and what it can do for you. Instafreebie is a website that …

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An Experiment With Kobo

As many of you who follow my blog may know, I use a distributor for my eBooks for many sales channels outside of Amazon. Draft2Digital is my key to getting into stores I know I'd never get into myself (like the Tolino dealers). However, I've been hearing a great deal about how much better it …

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Amazon’s Hammer Strikes

This is just one of many stories swirling around the indie publishing community today and for the past week about Amazon's apparent crackdown on scammers. In a blog post from yesterday, indie published author Adam Dreece tells his story which would strike a lot of fear in anyone, but particularly someone whose books are enrolled …

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Putting the Paperback Book Theory to the Test!

For a really long time, I'd put off creating paperback versions of my books. Conventional wisdom was that having them was really for a lark, and that very few people ever sold an appreciable number of them. I'm going to get the chance to see whether they are correct about this or not, because as …

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I’m Finally Almost Done With My Paperback Versions of The Inventor’s Son!

I may seem to have been missing lately, although some of my fellow indie authors might see me in groups or on the usual haunts. I've had a few setbacks with getting my projects going. I work full time at a day job, and this writing gig is now assuredly a part time job. I'd …

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A Quick Update on the Status of The Inventor’s Son

Last week I had mentioned that I was switching out my permafree book. Well, since then, The Inventor's Son: The Beginning is reverted back to a paid book on all sales channels (and I resumed putting it on Scribd and 24Symbols), and now I have gotten The Inventor's Son free on all sales channels besides …

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