Responding to Nick Spalding’s Self-Publishing Tips

Yesterday I posted excerpts from Nick Spalding’s thirteen-year old tips on self-publishing, which he told me are all still applicable today. So, today I’m going to respond to his tips with my thoughts. 1. Don’t give up the day job Of course the dream is to sell lots of books, make tons of money, andContinue reading “Responding to Nick Spalding’s Self-Publishing Tips”

Self-Publishing Tips From Nick Spalding

Nick Spalding is a very successful author with indie roots, who went on to sign a six-figure book deal. Back in 2003, he gave us his top 10 self-publishing tips. I’ve posted them below with excerpts: 1. Don’t give up the day job “Everyone wants to live the dream and write full time, but itContinue reading “Self-Publishing Tips From Nick Spalding”

Guest Blog: Why We Pound on the Publishing Door

The following is a guest blog from author Amie Gibbons. Why do fiction magazines reject so many of the stories they receive? Same answer as the one promised in the title and I’m going to answer up front. It’s because we’re all still children on the playground, clamoring for approval. You want the longer answer?Continue reading “Guest Blog: Why We Pound on the Publishing Door”

Why I’m Going Right To Self-Publishing

I’m in a few author groups on Facebook, and recently someone was talking about their novel in progress, and was asked if they were going to self-publish or attempt to get an agent and a publisher. I honestly can’t remember what the answer was because I immediately began to consider the implication of the question. Continue reading “Why I’m Going Right To Self-Publishing”