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Author Solutions – Writers Beware! by David Henderson | Guest Post

Author Solutions – Writers Beware! by David Henderson | Guest Post

It is flattering to receive a call from a company offering to help publish and market your latest book. I think that is partly the appeal and attraction leading many authors to search for a traditional or vanity publisher for their manuscript rather than pursuing a self-publishing path. It somehow validates an author to receive


Publishing Service Index: What it is and how to best use it

When we posted the latest Publishing Service Index earlier this month, we had a great deal of feedback and many comments and questions about how the data is compiled for the index. What struck me about some of the comments was how some authors interpret and put it to use in their search for a


Should You Self-Publish or Go Traditional? [Infographic] | The Write Life

Author Henry Hertz created a questionnaire to help other authors break down the crucial elements involved when choosing to self-publish or go the traditional route. Writing resource portal The Write Life liked Hertz’s questionnaire so much it turned it into an infographic. Hertz explained that he wanted to convey the big differences between self-publishing and traditional publishing. My


MH 370: When to Publish? | A Simple Case Study

There are some important benefits to self-publishing for authors who choose this path, not least the ability to be in complete control of a project from the process of writing the book right through to the execution of a marketing plan. This freedom of control brings with it many important decisions, but I believe the


Last Word on 12 Publishing Shakers

Let me just say in conclusion (so we might all push on with our daily deeds) that the list was not intended as any kind of definitive publishing voices ‘best of’ and it wasn’t created nor directed at a specific audience – indie authors or traditional publishing. It was meant for anyone interested in the


The 12 Publishing Shakers You Should Be Following

TIPM has compiled a list of influential people authors should be following in the world of all things publishing. No introductions. Here we go from 12 to 1, with some commentary. This is no way comprehensive. By all means add your favourite shaker to visit for essential information as a savvy author in the comments.   12. Jane