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Must-read blogs for the indie author

To be an indie author is to be (at varying times) an editor, a designer, a production manager, and a publicist. It’s not easy being an expert at so many things. So I devote a fair amount of my time learning from the experts. Fortunately, many of them publish blogs. And by experts I’m not…

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The production of The Tourist Trail

Lately I’ve received a number of questions from fellow writers about the self-publishing process. While I don’t consider myself an expert, I’m happy to share the ups and downs of my journey. Just keep in mind that the list below is already a few steps too long given recent changes in the industry. Here is…

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The book is published. Now the hard work begins…

The Tourist Trail is available on the Kindle, on the iPad, and, at last, in paperback (from Amazon and from me). Now the hard work begins. I don’t mean to trivialize the writing of this book. Four years went into it and countless drafts. But for the self-published, self-promotion is a steep uphill climb. It’s…

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Apple iBooks: Great for bestselling authors, not so good for the rest of us authors

I’m happy to report that The Tourist Trail is now available on Apple’s iBookstore — which means you can purchase through the iPad and iPhone. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the only way you can find this book is if you search for it by name. To put it mildly, the…