Figuring out exactly where to post your book may be a challenge at first. There are literally dozens of sites that have their hands out saying, “Gimme, gimme, gimme!” There’s Amazon, there’s Smashswords, there’s Barnes & Noble, there’s Kudo, there’s iBook, and a list of others that would virtually seem endless!
My preliminary experience has shown me that you should never post your book on a site that charges you to post. The ones listed above do not require a posting fee. There is a site (which I won’t mention since I’m not into bashing) that charges $5 to post. Continue reading →
Many independent authors write with the “It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to” attitude. The assumption is that because I have chosen to write as an independent author, I do not have to adhere to the industry standards.
We may want to “rage against the machine” with our independent works, but keep in mind that the machine knows more about the market than most of us. Do they get it wrong? Absolutely, but it is foolish to go so far away from the industry that you lose sight of the market (that is if you are writing to sell books – more about that in a moment). Continue reading →