There is a special place in Hell for John Locke. Continue reading Author Wall of Shame: John Locke
Because I know how much you all love the bizarre emails that I get. Continue reading Cutting off your nose to spite your face
Apparently, the experiences of an actual INDIE AUTHOR who has been self-publishing for ten years hold less weight than those of a former trad author who just joined the indie side. Continue reading Dear “Indie” Mid-Lister…
In Part Three of the series, we examine how readers view indie books and what they really care about. Continue reading Author Ethics: Do Readers Care About Self-Published Books?
In this article, we look at the actual results from the first of our informal surveys and identify important ethical considerations for authors. Continue reading Inflated Book Reviews: Temptation’s Impact on Ethics
Even if you have maintained a healthy level of confidence without creeping into an unhealthy sense of entitlement, it is easy to get caught up in the “us versus them” mentality that permeates through many independent publishing communities. It is a mentality fed by almost every single subsidy press and POD service, because it specifically discourages authors from following the traditional publishing route for all of the wrong reasons. Continue reading The Grassy Knoll and the Publishing Industry: The Perils of Fear
No single project on ethics will sway the mind of someone determined to screw over others for personal gain. Thankfully, most people want to do the right thing and want to behave in an ethical manner. But the road is not always clear, and it is easily clouded by unrealistic expectations, a sense of entitlement, and misplaced fears. Continue reading Rose-Tinted Glasses: The Peril of Expectations