Writing and Editing Tools for Self-publishing Indie Authors

This is a good list of software that will help you as a writer. None of it replaces a good human editor, but it will make you look better when you hand the manuscript over!

Welsh indie author Karl Drinkwater shares a handy guide to writing and editing apps to help you self-edit your work and make your self-published book the best

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Marketing Approach: Funnel or Circle?

Karon Thackston discusses the idea of authors creating a marketing circle rather than the traditional funnel approach. I have to agree that keeping my readers informed and engaged is a top priority, but easier said than done!

An Industry Pining for Bookstores | The Scholarly Kitchen

As brick and mortar book stores disappear, how does one “discover” new titles? Once discovered, what motivates the consumer to choose print or digital? Can we really blame Amazon, or are they just at the right place at the right time?

I do have to disagree with one of Mr. Esposito’s conclusions: I write because I have to and would do so even if my books didn’t generate any revenue!

An Industry Pining for Bookstores | The Scholarly Kitchen.

Reader survey results – Tools of Change for Publishing

The survey results are in! The good news: reading books in print is not as passé as I thought. The bad news: the pleasure I have always experienced  from spending hours exploring the shelves of a brick-and-mortar storefront is becoming passé.

Reader survey results – Tools of Change for Publishing.