Piracy seems to hurt but is there is a positive, something we can learn from the pirates?
Bestselling author Neil Gaiman has embraced piracy on the basis that it has helped his sales. So could your ebook marketing be aided by pirates? In an interview with Rich Millington from ORGZine, Gailman talks about books, piracy, copyright and the internet. He draws a comparison between piracy and lending, saying that he asks audiences at [...]
The day people traditionally set aside for a longer reads (cf the Sunday newspapers) seems the perfect time to round-up the miscellany of what’s been happening in the world of self-publishing, particularly on the Kindle. How to deal with bad reviews on Amazon Self-published Kindle ebook author Stephen Leather proved that Amazon’s rules can work [...]
Self-publishing or publishing, an author’s work is never done Kim Petersen took to the high seas with her family on their boat, Chrysalis. Her book about the experience, Charting the Unknown, is not self-published but her post on how she promotes her book is instructional and shows that an author’s work is never done whether [...]
There’s a big difference between wanting, say, a sociology text about serial killers and a crime thriller on the theme. Nonetheless, the top three books in the social sciences bestsellers of Amazon.co.uk are novels about serial killers. These authors are doing incredibly well. Do they really need to be in misleading categories? When you [...]
Could the dictionaries in digital devices change the way we write? My editor and I used to debate my word choices. She’d say readers wouldn’t know what a particular word meant. I would argue that we were an English language newspaper and the word was in the English language so the reader had no cause [...]