Crossing Over | Warren Adler
The author of 27 novels trad pubbed novels–including “The War of the Roses”, shares his experiences and talks about why all careers in the arts are essentially bi-polar
News | Neal Wooten
Indie Author Neal Wooten Talks About Amazon’s new Kindle Scout program, a place where readers help decide if a book gets published.
Appeal | Guest Author
Is there a reliable review mechanism? You know that no publisher, retailer or author (traditional or independent) has an economic incentive to give you an honest opinion about the content. And you can’t expect Amazon to create a verified review process.
Feature | Guest Author
Ah, 2012. An outstanding year for LGBT rights in the English speaking world. Despite this progress, when I sit down and escape into my books, I feel a certain lack of…fabulousness. Where are my strong, central, LGBT fictionalized characters?
Sabrina Ricci | Guest Author
After talking to six traditionally published authors who have since turned to self-publishing, it became clear they all had one common motive for making the switch: they wanted control.
Guy Kawasaki | Guest Author
Good news: self-publishing means that there are many books to read. Bad news: self-publishing means there are many books to read.
Suggestion | Guest Author
A generation ago, father always knew best. Today, father is stealing money from the office, mother is a closet drunk, daughter is getting pregnant by her high school biology teacher, and son is experiencing flashbacks from sexual abuse suffered at the hands of the local priest.
Paper Weights | Guest Author
I write short stories. Perhaps you read them. You’re a rarity if you do. Because when it comes to the short story genre, it usually isn’t the type of book that traditional publishers are looking to produce.
Drinking | Guest Author
The largest bottle of Jack Daniel’s I can buy costs forty-one dollars and three cents. I get about ten to fifteen thousand words out of it, gross. After culling the drunken idiocy and sheer pap out of them, I net maybe half. You do the math.
IR Feature | Guest Author
Just last week Penny Marshall (or her book, anyway), was unceremoniously yanked from the shelves of Barnes & Noble, where they had surreptitiously shown up despite the retailer’s promise to ban them. But the latest act of book discrimination isn’t quite as clear cut, and until recently, Amazon’s print-on-demand service (POD)—CreateSpace, tended to stay on bookseller’s shelves and somewhat above the fray.
Cyndi Tefft | Guest Author
When I sat down to write my first novel, it was that whirlwind of emotion and change that I wanted to capture. I wanted to relive my college years in a book. But when I went to look for reading material in that age group, I came up empty.