March 31, 2015

Ebook pricing: Hitting the sales sweet spot

By Alex Cortes

Let’s talk about sales. After all is said and done, every self-published author must face the dreaded question: “How should I price my book?” With an ebook, the answer becomes even more difficult to determine. Traditionally published ebooks cost next to nothing to produce, yet are often as expensive as print copies. […]

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March 30, 2015

Starred BlueInk book subject of upcoming Universal movie

By Irene Sanders

Big News! Blue Ink Star-reviewed book, After the Wind, has been involved in a major movie deal. The film, Everest, is set to release on September 18, 2015 and features megastars Jake Gyllenhaal, Robin Wright, and Keira Knightley.

Everest uses both Jon Krakauer’s bestselling book Into Thin Air and author Lou Kasischke’s […]

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March 13, 2015

Trade Secrets: Book production with Perseus’ Stacy Schuck

By Rachel L’Heureux

 Trade Secrets is an ongoing blog in which we ask professionals in the traditional sphere of the publishing industry to explain how they approach their job in order to help self-publishers understand the intricacies of the publishing process and glean some tips.

We recently spoke with Stacy Schuck, the Manager of […]

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February 19, 2015

Ten must-read self-published urban fantasy novels

Editor’s Note: This is the third 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

Although the paranormal fantasy boom has most definitely ended in traditional publishing—after an unprecedented Golden Age that lasted almost two […]

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December 16, 2014

At Your Service: Crowdfunding your book with Pubslush

By Rachel L’Heureux

 “At Your Service” is an ongoing blog series where we ask a self-publishing industry professional to describe the services they provide so that self-published authors may learn more about the opportunities and resources afforded them.

Today, we speak with Amanda Barbara, the CEO of Pubslush, an online platform of authors, readers, […]

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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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