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Printing at Lightning Source vs. Create Space—the differences are remarkable

Update: November 11, 2016 — Since I wrote this blog, I have posted a related item: CreateSpace Or IngramSpark? POD Pros & Cons + Cost Comparison   I just received copies of Robin Skone-Palmer’s Beyond the Spotlight: On the Road With … Continue reading

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Remembrance: Saying Good-bye, 35 Years Ago

Thirty-five years ago today I said good-bye to my parents as they set sail for the South Pacific. Though the trip began in Seattle, our misty-eyed parting took place in San Diego, where they had temporarily berthed their 53-foot ketch, … Continue reading

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Bowker Report: Self-Published Books Record Triple-Digit Growth

Indie publishers are sticking it to Big Publishing. Sort of. Perhaps we should gauge it as a kick in the shins. Publisher’s Weekly posted a news brief on a fresh report from Bowker on self-publishing books, “Self-Publishing in the United … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: Critics’ Comments We Can Cogitate On

A bunch of new books are out, fiction and nonfiction, and for writers the critics’  cautionary comments are worth cogitating on. I particularly got a good chuckle from Alex Koppelman’s remark about Nate Silver’s book  and Mary McNamara’s scathing review … Continue reading

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Publishing Industry New & Views

Several interesting announcements and commentaries this week. The biggest came from Zola Books, which on the surface appears to be a great opportunity for indie publishers, especially when compared to B&N, which is still operating in the 20th century, but … Continue reading

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What to Expect From Your Editor

Literary agents and book publishers receive tens of thousands of queries and submissions a year. Only a fraction of them are picked up. How do those few rise to the top? Good story telling, for sure. But as one literary … Continue reading

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News Flash: ABA to Replace Google With Kobo

Interesting development in the e-book world. The American Booksellers Association announced today that it is partnering with Kobo eBooks. Read the story at Publishers Weekly: ABA to Replace Google With Kobo.

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