Monthly Archive: September 2012

Do overs and revised editions

People keep saying it – the beauty of being indie is your book can always evolve.  You can always repair and update your books.  The indie world never stands still.  People are forgiving. But there are some mistakes that are very difficult to forgive.  And what happens if you make...

Everything is new again – launches and more from an indie perspective

Every author I know finds launches scary.  I’ve never met a writer yet, traditional or indie that hits send/upload/publish who doesn’t crap themselves and wonder whether people are going to love it/hate it/trash them/hunt them down with a shotgun.  Me, I’m kinda worried that I’ll have a scary fan, ala Misery...

Pen names, nom de plumes – an ‘old timer’s’ perspective

I’m what’s more commonly known as an ‘old timer’ in the writer’s community.   Pre-self publishing, which I’m having a blast in, I was published by other people, under several different names.  Most of the books were ghost-written – that is, they were bought from me, under the condition that...