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This Week in Indie Publishing

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If Your Protagonist is a Person of Color Your Book Cover Might Get Whitewashed The old phrase is that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but if that were true a significant chunk of the marketing industry wouldn’t exist. We absolutely judge books by their covers, and…

This Week in Indie Publishing

This Week in Indie Publishing

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
What is it like being a first-time novelist today? – books podcast In some ways, it has never been easier to become an author – but in others, it has never been harder. While self-publishing, blogging and crowdfunding have opened up opportunities, there are also unprecedented financial pressures that…

This Week in Indie Publishing

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
Behind the New York Times Best-Seller (‘Not Best-Reviewed’) Lists In an effort to shed more light on how we work, The Times is running a series of short posts explaining some of our journalistic practices. Here, the New York Times best-seller lists staff answers frequently asked questions about how…

This Week in Indie Publishing

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
Traditional publishers’ ebook sales drop as indie authors and Amazon take off BigStock Photo Ebook sales are dying. Ebooks are insanely popular. If the short definition of cognitive dissonance is holding two contradictory ideas to be true, ebooks are about as dissonant as digital content gets. Yet ebooks may also represent…

This Week in Indie Publishing

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
These two indie platforms are partnering to help authors produce audiobooks at affordable prices 1 Indie authors who publish through platforms like Amazon or CreateSpace usually don’t have the resources to publish an audiobook, which can be an expensive endeavor with production costs that self-published or first-time authors cannot…

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