Blog Posts - Selfpublishing



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

A Few More Reasons to Consider #SelfPublishing

This will make the 148th post I’ve done about “Self-Publishing”. To see all the others, find the word in the Top Tags widget (down a bit in the left side-bar…)—you’ll see this post there, too, since I’ve tag...
by Notes from An Alien on Jun 6, 2016

#AuthorEarnings ~ Are There Any?

Sure, folks with lots of money can buy their way into the BookWorld and sometimes make a killing. Then, there are the very few authors who happen to land a publishing deal and continue to make a decent amount of money. Still, most writers make very l...
by Notes from An Alien on Jun 3, 2016

Author Interview ~ Alicia J. Britton

Today’s post makes 72 Author Interviews and 10 Wattpad Author Interviews on this blog. I’ve been waiting quite awhile for Alicia’s busy life to calm enough for this interview and I’m exceptionally eager to begin. One thing, th...
by Notes from An Alien on Jun 1, 2016

#Authorship and #Publishing ~ “Tell Me I’m Pretty”

Should authors decide how their book should be promoted? Are the agents and editors of traditional publishing (and their industry cohorts) the only people on the planet who know what’s best for an author? To begin to answer those questions, I...
by Notes from An Alien on May 18, 2016

Literary Publishing in the Twenty-First Century

I don’t really “review” books here—I tend to mention them, make somewhat desultory comments that I hope characterize them (somewhat), then let you decide…  So, this book—Literary Publishing in the Twenty-First Cen...
by Notes from An Alien on May 16, 2016

What’s The Real Cost of #SelfPublishing?

More and more writers are looking at self-publishing as a viable alternative to the aging and unresponsive traditional path. And, if you really want to go deep into this new way of getting books to readers (and its many ways of being described) you c...
by Notes from An Alien on Apr 29, 2016

Are You Preparing for #Publishing or #SelfPublishing or #IndiePublishing?

Explanation of the title of this post:  #Publishing means Traditional Publishing. And, I do have a past post that discusses the similarities and differences between #SelfPublishing and #IndiePublishing… So… Let me share one official Huge...
by Notes from An Alien on Apr 20, 2016

Do We Know What #SelfPublishing Is?

When I’m done writing this there will be 140 posts about Self-Publishing ( <— if you take that link before I write about self-publishing again, you’ll see this post at the top of a scrollable set of posts, because I’ve ta...
by Notes from An Alien on Apr 6, 2016

What’s Wrong with #Selfpublishing ?

Three years ago I wrote what I consider my most important post; and, that’s most important out of 1,400-some posts…  It’s called, What About All The Authors Whose Books Don’t Sell Very Many Copies? One of the main points in the...
by Notes from An Alien on Mar 30, 2016

Even Small Town Libraries Can Afford to Self-Publish

Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA—population just over 100,000. According to a recent newspaper story, the library in Las Cruces will soon be offering self-publishing services: “We chose FastPencil for Libraries because it’s easy to use and the e...
by Notes from An Alien on Mar 11, 2016

New Year’s Bonus — My Next Publisher’s Year-End Review, with a Look Ahead…

I’ve been published by Lulu and FastPencil and Amazon and Wattpad…  One of my goals for 2016 is to publish with Smashwords… My email today had a special article from Mark Coker—Smashwords Year in Review 2015 and Plans for 20...
by Notes from An Alien on Jan 1, 2016

2016 Predictions for Book Publishing

I’ve featured Mark Coker, Founder of Smashwords, many times on this blog…  And, today, I’ll give you some excerpts from an article by him (hoping I encourage you sufficiently, so you’ll take the link and read it all…...
by Notes from An Alien on Dec 28, 2015

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

In Memoriam ~ Dan Poynter ~ Thanks for Helping This Writer . . .

No re-blog today……… Many folks who’ve self-published had never heard of Dan Poynter until he’d already passed from this earthly realm… I’m one of those folks—only knew of Dan’s death and his lega...
by Notes from An Alien on Nov 5, 2015

Let’s All Help Independent Authors

There are many posts on this blog about the difference between self-publishing and traditional publishing.  But, you might wonder how independent authors could ever make waves in a world where traditional publishing has such a foothold and most of t...
by Notes from An Alien on Jul 3, 2015

4 Bloggers Have A Conversation About The Book World

Back on the 19th of January, I had an interview with author Philippa A. Rees. Today, in her post, The Egotism of Expertise- Interior Conformity, she said: “A few recent posts have been devoted to a collective wail about the impossibility of...
by Notes from An Alien on Jan 28, 2015

A Professional Association for Authors Who Self-Publish

Self-publishing is not necessarily one writer who does everything themselves; though, there are such amazing people. A self-published author probably has an editor and may engage a cover designer and other freelance talent. Then, there’s the la...
by Notes from An Alien on Dec 15, 2014

Have We Hit A Landmark “Moment” in Self-Publishing?

There’s been So Much press about self-publishing… I’m nearly exhausted just trying to keep up… Now, The CEO of Smashwords says, Ebook Publishing Gets More Difficult from Here – Here’s How to Succeed. The article&#...
by Notes from An Alien on Nov 25, 2014

Clearing Our Heads About Amazon

First, even though I cover Reading, Writing, and Publishing, Amazon does not carry only books. That may be quite obvious but, in the raging battles over the company, there are many folk who, for various reasons, forget the obvious… If you haven...
by Notes from An Alien on Oct 21, 2014


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