Today I am thrilled to be continuing my interview with Tonya Kappes, prolific indie author and fellow University of Kentucky alumnus. She’s the author of eight novels and co-author of Tricked Out Toolbox, a book on marketing for authors. Her ninth novel, A Charming Crime, launches this week! You can buy A Charming Crime at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Tonya … Continue reading
Four weeks ago, I uploaded DRIVING TO BELAIR to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. So, I thought it would be fun to talk about the last four weeks and everything that’s happened since I clicked publish. The numbers are real, though the presentation is not quite linear.
Yesterday, I told the story of a KindleBoards author who was chastened by Amazon for errors in his book that weren’t really errors. Today comes even more news, this time through the blogasphere, from author D.D. Scott, whose novel LIP GLOCK has been climbing the Kindle charts. The story is much the same as yesterday’s. … Continue reading
Some odd reports are coming in with regards to Amazon and eBook quality. I’ve noticed OCR errors in books before, particularly with the copy of WATER FOR ELEPHANTS I bought on my Kindle the first hour I had it. Apparently this is an even bigger issue than I thought (odd, because you’d think publishing … Continue reading
A few months ago, I posted an open apology to the self-publishing community on a message board I use to frequent. I adapted that apology into one of my first blog posts here, a post that still gets mentioned on Twitter from time to time (and has been mentioned several times in the last few … Continue reading
My novella, Driving to BelAir, is now available for purchase on Smashwords. Over the coming days, I’ll be talking a lot more about the story, the self-publishing process, and why I chose to become an independent author for this project. But I want to give you guys a chance to read it, so I’m giving … Continue reading
Fact: John Wayne’s real name was Marion Mitchell Morrison. That didn’t stop him from becoming an icon.
After fighting the notion violently most of my adult life, I’ve become convinced that this indie publishing movement is legit. And it will grow. And it will change the way books are written and published forever. Years ago, I’d have scoffed at the notion.