Posts Tagged ‘Indie Authors’

GUEST POST: Indie e-books: A Fantastic Opportunity or a Disaster Waiting to Happen? by Rachel Abbott

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

It's Wednesday, friends! Today is the day that I open my blog to the author I featured last week. Rachel wanted to share her thoughts on the self-published movement and I think you're going to find a lot of what she has to say interesting. Just please remember that everyone is entitled to their opinions and if you find yourself disagreeing with Rachel, myself or anyone in the comments that you express your differing opinion with respect. So without further ado, here is Rachel Abbott's post.

Indie e-books: A Fantastic Opportunity or a Disaster Waiting to Happen

I must start by saying that I am a huge fan of indie e-books – but I needed to get your attention!

I love the fact that writers everywhere are now able not only to publish books, but to take the vast majority of the revenue too. Unlike in a traditional bookstore, each book is given the same prominence – the same amount of “shelf space” – so even though most indie publishers, myself included, are working to a tight budget for publicity and have to rely on their own hard marketing efforts, I think it’s a great step in the right direction.

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F U 2012, I’m Not Changing!

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Well friends, it’s that time of year again. It’s time to say goodbye to 2011 and hello to 2012. Out with the old, in with the new. Goodbye. Sayonara. Don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out. Mama’s got a new year coming and she needs to make room, because this is the year its gonna happen. What’s going to happen, I haven’t the slightest of clues, but if it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen in 2012, right?

After all, isn’t that what all the celebrating is about? Saying goodbye to the old and ringing in the new year with a bang? You know what it is also time for? Resolutions. But this isn’t going to be your everyday “New Year’s resolution” post because of this one question,

What if 2011 wasn’t all that bad?

2011 was the start of self-discovery for me and it was largely due to social networking. glares at Twitter (I say “start” because I have a lot of things to figure out still.) And although these new discoveries lead to some tough times, I feel that they also put me on the path to a happier Karen. So, instead of listing things I’m going to change in the new year, I’m going to list three things that I’m not changing… ever! So there.

I couldn’t say it better myself, Calvin. Let’s get started, shall we? ahem (more…)