self-publishing

S5E9 – How Do I Help Authors I Support?

Every book, ever volume you see, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and the soul of those who read it and lived it and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens. – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

December: Writer’s Frequently Asked Questions

Writing is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand. – George Orwell

S2E9 – Release and Launch

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All readers come to fiction as willing accomplices to your lies. Such is the basic goodwill contract made the moment we pick up a work of fiction. – Steve Almond, WD

S2E7 – Audiobooks

“We will speak for the books.”
“Like the Lorax?”
“The Lorax speaks for the trees.”
“Books are made out of paper.”
“Paper is made out of trees.”
“What about e-books?”
“We can speak for them too.”
“Audiobooks?”
“Audiobooks speak for themselves.”
― Paul Acampora

S2E5 – Designing Your Own Cover

Good cover design is not only about beauty. It’s a visual sales pitch. It’s your first contact with a potential reader. Your cover only has around three seconds to catch a browsing reader’s attention. You want to stand out and make them pause and consider, and read the synopsis. – Eeva Lancaster

S2E4 – Beta Readers

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I don’t care if a reader hates one of my stories, just as long as he finishes the book. – Roald Dahl