December 2, 2014

Ten must-read self-published vampire fiction novels

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of blogs by highly respected genre critic Paul Goat Allen that highlights stellar, not-to-be-missed titles by self-published authors in various genres.

 By Paul Goat Allen

While traditionally published vampire fiction has been relatively flat since 2010, more than a few exceptionally written—and wildly innovative— bloodsucking […]

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November 4, 2014

Trade Secrets: Publicity with Scott Manning

By Rachel L’Heureux

Trade Secrets” is an ongoing blog where we ask professionals from the traditional publishing world to explain how they approach their jobs, in order to help self-publishers understand the intricacies of the publishing process and glean some tips.

Today, we speak with Scott Manning, professional publicist and founder of […]

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November 4, 2014

Ten must-read self-published science fiction novels

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of blogs that will highlight stellar, not-to-be-missed titles by self-published authors in various genres.

By Paul Goat Allen

The motivation behind writing this series of blogs—which will essentially spotlight “must read” self-published releases in various genre categories— is simple. As a genre fiction book critic […]

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October 6, 2014

Trade Secrets: Nonfiction editing with Gary Jansen

By Cassidy Ritter

Trade Secrets” is an ongoing blog where we ask professionals from the traditional publishing world to explain how they approach their jobs, in order to help self-publishers understand the intricacies of the publishing process and glean some tips.

Today, Senior Editor at Penguin Random House, Gary Jansen, talks with us about […]

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August 30, 2014

The Real Cost of Self-Publishing: Amy Misakonis

By Cassidy Ritter

“The Real Cost of Self Publishing” is a monthly blog where we ask a self-published author to break down his or her expenses in order to give others an idea of the costs involved in creating a successful book. Today we talk to children’s book author Amy Misakonis about her first […]

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August 25, 2014

At Your Service: Book reviewing with Verna Noel Jones

By Cassidy Ritter

“At Your Service” is an ongoing blog where we ask a self-publishing industry professional to describe his or her services, in order to help self-publishers understand the intricacies of each step in the self-publishing process.

Today, we talk with Verna Noel Jones, a reviewer for BlueInk Review.

Jones studied […]

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August 5, 2014

Trade Secrets: All about book covers with Gabrielle Bordwin

By Cassidy Ritter

Trade Secrets is an ongoing blog where we ask professionals from the traditional publishing world to explain how they approach their jobs, in order to help self-publishers understand the intricacies of the publishing process and glean some tips.

Today, we talk with book cover artist Gabrielle Bordwin. Bordwin worked for Random […]

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July 23, 2014

Trade Secrets: Penguin pro offers selling tips

By: Cassidy Ritter

Trade Secrets is an ongoing blog where we ask professionals from the traditional publishing world to explain how they approach their jobs, in order to help self-publishers understand the intricacies of the publishing process and glean some tips.

Today, we talk to sales guru Eric Boss. Boss is the Paperback Field […]

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June 30, 2014

Oh the Mistakes We’ve Seen #5: BlueInk Review details common writing gaffes

By BlueInk Staff

“Oh, the Mistakes We’ve Seen!” is part of a series of BlueInk Review blogs offering advice and insight into self-published writers’ most common errors, as seen in the nearly 3,000 reviews of self-published books that we have provided since our inception in 2011.  Below, we have compiled excerpts from our more unfortunate […]

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