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Self-promotion tip of the day: Bitch up Amazon on Salon
March 4, 2014 | 2:38 pm

Yes, why throw money at Author Solutions packages? Even when "I have a major publisher and a buzzed-about debut," I can maybe do with a little extra push, eh? Even if I is Stephan Eirik Clark, whose novel "Sweetness #9" will be published by Little, Brown in August. All I have to do is go to those nice people at Salon and pen a little piece protesting that "Amazon buried my novel: Those search algorithms are for sale," and they'll even pay me for it. I mean, some writers these days get asked to write for free or to pay...

Self-publishing author Ted Heller doesn’t like the process. That may be because he’s doing it wrong.
May 16, 2013 | 11:23 am

Self-publishing is not for everyone. It’s not for the impatient. It’s not for those dreaming of great successes. Self-publishing is one of the hardest gigs to get into—that has been proven by hundreds (if not thousands) of authors who have self-published books. That’s not to say you cannot have great success, or even quick success, if you self-publish. It just won’t happen for most. Ted Heller recently wrote an article for Salon complaining about his own self-publishing experience. Heller had three previous books published the traditional way. When his latest book West of Babylon, didn’t get a bite, he decided to go the self-publishing...

James Patterson and His Publishing Bailout Non-Plan
April 29, 2013 | 1:55 pm

James PattersonI know I'm coming a bit late to this party, but I was out of town while everyone was discussing James Patterson's ad. And I'm kind of glad I was. It gave me time to digest what other people were saying and form my own opinions. I wasn't in favor of the government bailout of the automobile and banking industry, for exactly this reason. We set a precedent. Now people can say, "Well you bailed them out; what about us?" Which is exactly what Patterson alluded to in his ad. That genie's out of the bottle. We're going to see lots more...