Resources and tips for the self-published author.
by Maureen Crisp • September 26, 2018
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Indie authors can market any way they want, but is the cost always worth it?
As an indie author, one gets a lot of freedom to market their message in the exact way they want. The downside being that everything is paid directly out of pocket. Companies like Amazon have lured indie authors in with the promise of publishing freedom, but as ad pricing continues to increase, will indie perks become indie burdens?
Surviving Career Custard Pies
Pic; Atlas Obscura- The Perils 1947 Custard Pies
In the publishing blogosphere this week….
K-boards is a well known chat forum for authors who publish on Amazon. This week the news that K -boards was sold from the deceased estate of its founder to a tech company caused hardly a ripple in the smooth working of the forum until participants noticed changes in the terms of service that were unusual and upsetting. It could get very messy. The Passive Guy brought his lawyer eye to figure out what was what.
The rising cost of Amazon ads has caught authors on the hop. The suggested price to start bidding has risen by 25%. The Alliance of Independent Authors great blog highlights and examines this situation. This has been a big topic of conversation around the indie publishing blogosphere.
Agent Janet Reid has an interesting answer to a reader question on what happens when you have fired your agent but they still have an interest in the books that they submitted on your behalf. How long do they have their claws in me?
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About Maureen Crisp
Maureen Crisp has been writing her weekly publishing roundups for over seven years. She is a traditionally published children's author as well as indie-published. She lives in New Zealand and is heading the team organising the 4th National Conference of Children's Writers and Illustrators. She is currently trying her hand at writing a children’s book series if she can drag herself away from forever tweaking her Mars novel or obsessing over space.