Indie Authors

  • Joel Friedlander on Book Cover Design for Indie Publishers

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 11, 2011
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    It's no secret that your book cover design is an important book marketing tool -- for indie authors and traditionally published authors alike. Yet many self published authors and indie publishers take the DIY route and the results are often easy to spot in relation to professional cover designs. Who better to talk about cover design issues like these than […]
  • Evelyn Lafont on Beta Readers: How Beta Readers Can Improve Your Book

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 28, 2011
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    Today Evelyn Lafont and I talk about beta readers for your books and e-books. Evelyn Lafont is a first-time fiction indie author, with her e-published novella Vampire Relationship Guide Volume One: Meeting and Mating scheduled for release on March 31st. Having only published nonfiction so far myself, I've seen benefits in working with beta readers -- early readers who provide […]
  • Zoe Winters on E-book Pricing: Does Low-balling Attract the Wrong Kind of Reader?

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 16, 2011
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    As an e-book publisher should your rankings be based on your low-ball rates or on the merit of your work? Coming from the traditional side of e-book publishing, I'm a fan of the latter. I believe in premium pricing when you put out quality work. And I believe in letting your individual market help determine your rates -- not Amazon […]
  • Self-Publishing Books: An Interview With Peter Bowerman

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 28, 2011
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    The following is an interview with independent author, Peter Bowerman. Bowerman is the author of The Well-Fed Writer and The Well-Fed Self Publisher (a book I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone interested in pursuing indie publishing). When did you first decide to self publish, and which was your first self-published book? I decided to self-publish my first book, The Well-Fed Writer (2000), […]