Blog Posts - J. A. Konrath



New Year’s Resolutions from a Very Successful Author

This will be the 35th post I’ve done that relates in some way to Joe Konrath. He was very successful when he used a recognized publisher and he became even more successful when he went Indie. And, if I can offer an idea for a writer’s New...
by Notes from An Alien on Dec 19, 2016

Should Rejection by a Publisher Be Praised ?

Traditional Publishing demands an author find an agent (some strangely lucky folk avoid this)—said agent to deal with various publishers and secure a contract for the author’s work. Needless to say (?) — Traditional Publishing rejec...
by Notes from An Alien on Nov 20, 2015

Making Certain Authors Eat Their Own Words . . .

Can over 900 authors all be wrong about the same thing? Well, I think most authors can be dead wrong about many things. Take this Amazon-Hachette tussle. Huge publisher, Huge retailer—a fight over pricing—some authors feeling they’r...
by Notes from An Alien on Aug 7, 2014

The Successful Writer

Becoming a successful writer depends, completely, on your definition of “success”.  Success As Money is the most uncontrollable goal you can set. Sure, there are things that can be done to enhance a writer’s chance of making money...
by Notes from An Alien on Jun 18, 2014

How To Sell Ebooks

“There isn’t a single thing I’m saying here that you should automatically believe. Don’t trust me, or any other so-called expert. Instead, try things out for yourself and draw your own conclusions.” Well, I didn’t...
by Notes from An Alien on Feb 11, 2013

How To Sell Ebooks

“There isn’t a single thing I’m saying here that you should automatically believe. Don’t trust me, or any other so-called expert. Instead, try things out for yourself and draw your own conclusions.” Well, I didn’t...
by Notes from An Alien on Feb 11, 2013

Publishing News Is Having A Crisis

Authors who want to be published have, possibly, more options than they need right now. Traditional, Indie, POD, Small Imprint, Publishing Aid companies, and full Self-Publishing, to name the major options. Plus, all those categories are mating and p...
by Notes from An Alien on May 3, 2012

Publishing News Is Having A Crisis

Authors who want to be published have, possibly, more options than they need right now. Traditional, Indie, POD, Small Imprint, Publishing Aid companies, and full Self-Publishing, to name the major options. Plus, all those categories are mating and p...
by Notes from An Alien on May 3, 2012

Authors/Readers vs Publishers vs the U.S. Dept. of Justice

It appears that Apple plus five of the Big Six publishers are being threatened by a lawsuit. It seems to be revolving around the “Agency Model” of pricing… Personally, I have no rock-solid opinion, though I am leaning in a certain d...
by Notes from An Alien on Mar 13, 2012


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