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AuthorOffer.com: Another scam on indie authors?
April 9, 2014 | 10:37 am

AuthorOfferAnother scam targeting self-publishing and has apparently surfaced alongside the Penguin Random House-backed Author Solutions crowd: AuthorOffer.com, which apparently is soliciting payments from authors to "offer your Kindle Books to our 635,148 hungry readers , and get up to 24,350+ free downloads or 3390+ purchases for your book." Exactly how it's supposed to be doing this is not clear, because it seems from the site that all AuthorOffer.com does is to duplicate Amazon's updates of free and cut-price titles available on Kindle, and email that information out to its subscriber base. "Once you set your reading preferences, you’ll get a...

Anti-lessons in promotion for writers, the Colin Wilson way
December 12, 2013 | 10:25 am

colin wilsonIn the aftermath of the death of noted English writer, mystic, and eternal outsider Colin Wilson, when, as Nick Mamatas remarked, the dearth of good death notices showed that the newspapers didn't have canned obits ready to go for the inevitable day, The Independent has run a handy guide on to how to achieve literary obscurity, Wilson style. For all self-publishing, self-promoting and otherwise fame-hungry writers out there, it's a useful shortlist - but perhaps one that one can take issue with. Which is what I'm going to do, right now. So here is Terence Blacker's list, with qualifiers and exceptions...

Livrada Now Offering E-Book Cards for Authors
February 11, 2013 | 4:58 pm

Livrada e-book cards for authorsAfter closing a $1 million seed funding round led by ICG Ventures, Livrada just went live with e-book cards authors can sell at events, such as conferences, trade shows, books signings and the like. E-book-only authors (like myself) run into problems trying to sell their books at events. What do you do? Have a laptop or tablet set up so people can sign-in to their Amazon account and buy your books? Just think though the logistical nightmare of that for a minute. (I tried to do it last month at a conference. Didn't work.) But selling cards like this? Great idea. It allows authors...