Ebook Revolution

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A Simple Way To Build Your Author Brand

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One of the greatest mountains an independent author has to climb is the Mountain of Legitimacy. In the past, if you were traditionally published, you were a real boy (author) and your work was clearly of ‘high quality’. This idea of quality is still a strong motivator for the reading public, particularly with the number of poorly produced self-published words equalling (or out numbering) the professionally produced self-published works. While many readers are happy to read the work of independent authors these […]

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E-book Revolution Podcast Ep11 – Contracts & Agents For Traditional & Self-Published Authors

When you are trading in ideas, creativity and intellectual property, the legal waters can get murky, as many writers have had the misfortune to find out. Whether you are traditionally published, accepting the terms and conditions of self-publishing platforms like Amazon, Kobo or iBooks, or a self-published author about to sign your first traditional publishing deal, you need to have some understanding of what a fair contract looks like and what rights you should (or shouldn’t) be giving away. For […]

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E-book Revolution Podcast Ep9 – Digital First ‘Traditional’ Publishing With Jeffe Kennedy

Most aspiring authors today are quick to note that the traditional publishing gates are closed to them and that digital is the way of the future. For many authors it has boiled down to self-publishing being the only potential path they are aware of to get their work published. And though the old prejudices against self-publishing are slowly fading (not without a whole lot of bar fighting and knifing of authors with one star reviews) the stigma is still there […]

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First published in Voiceworks #84 ‘Pulp’, 2011. By Emily Craven Seeing as I haven’t posted in a while I thought I would pull out a little reflective piece I wrote on the e-book revolution last year for Voiceworks. Keep an eye out for my next post where I will be delving into the world of crowd funding and how savvy authors have been using it! One would think the main lesson to be learnt in a digital publishing seminar is how to […]

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