Indie Publishing or Traditional Publishing?

Note from Nick: This is a guest post from Maxi Bransdale.  Today I pose the above question. I’ve been at this whole ‘trying to get published’ lark for what feels like forever now, but certainly long enough to see some very definite changes....

LiveHacked.com 2014 Reader Survey

It’s time, again, to do another survey.  Last year, I ran a short survey and sent it out to my mailing subscribers. It went well — over 100 responses in all, but I think we can do much better this year.  I used the information collected to answer...

Only $500? Here’s How I’d Do It… (SPA #2)

[simple_series title=”Self-Publishing Answers”] An anonymous reader writes in:  Hi Nick, If you had $500 and could only go with Amazon/Amazon KDP, Smashwords, Bookbaby or Lulu which would you choose and why. (And yes the money includes prof. edits and...

How to Find Target Readers for Your Book (SPA #1)

[simple_series title=”Self-Publishing Answers”] One of the things I often talk about here is the amount of emails I get regarding marketing, self-publishing, and general writing questions. I’ve tried to respond to each and every email I’ve ever...

Don’t Judge A (Self-Published) Book By Its Cover

Oh wait… do judge a book by its cover.  It’s what we all do anyway. This week, after a week-long hiatus due to some personal/family situations, I’m back and ready to take NaNoWriMo by the horns. But first, here’s a look at...