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Book Review: ‘Dust’ by Hugh Howey
August 20, 2013 | 9:29 am

Hugh Howey"Dust" is the final instalment in indie darling Hugh Howey's Silo Saga, which began with "Wool" in 2011 and concludes with this just-released title. I picked it up on release day because I enjoyed the previous two volumes and also because Hugh Howey sells his work free of DRM, and I am all for that! "Dust" picks up where the "Shift" omnibus left off, with Donald and his sister Charlotte hiding in Silo One and trying to unravel the end game for the silo folks, while Juliette struggles as mayor of an untrusting Silo 18. While Lukas, her lover, picks up...

Amazon launches Jet City Comics, a new imprint for comics and graphic novels
July 9, 2013 | 11:48 am

Jet City ComicsComics and graphic novels seem to be taking over the world. OK, not really ... but they are certainly prevalent and part of the mainstream. Amazon has announced yet another publishing imprint, this one focused on the comics world. Jet City Comics starts today, according to a report in Publishers Weekly. By the end of the year, names in the Jet City Comics stable will include George R.R. Martin, Hugh Howey and Neal Stephenson. Publishers Weekly states the first release is the premiere issue of Symposium, an original Foreworld comic from the series created by Stephenson and others. According to PW, Jet City...

Amazon’s Kindle Worlds opens with fan fiction ready to go
June 29, 2013 | 11:04 am

Kindle WorldsAmazon’s newest venture, Kindle Worlds, opened to the public on Thursday, launching 50 stories in its first group of fan fiction work. The initial announcement had three properties writers could consider, but just before launch Amazon announced the addition of other properties, including Hugh Howey’s Silo Series. Writers can create stories within these worlds using characters and settings as they see fit. Howey wrote on his blog on Thursday that "The Silo Saga is now open for exploration! You can write WOOL fan fiction and upload it for review. And get this," he added. "I found out today that a WOOL story was the...

Morning Links: How Hugh Howey’s Wool became a self-published smash-hit
April 6, 2013 | 10:11 am

Hugh HoweyPodcast: How Hugh Howey's Wool became a self-published smash-hit (Paid Content) European Union Approves Random House Penguin Merger (Paid Content) Shift from E-Readers to Tablets Continues (DBW) Rogers offering Free Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G Promotion (Good E-Reader) Kindle Daily Deals: Third Shift by Hugh Howey (and 3 others)...

Do publishers need to give authors more info to keep them happy?
March 11, 2013 | 12:43 pm

More than a few self-published authors, of course, have found serious success through various channels over the years—selling a vast amount of books on their own, for instance, or having their previously self-published book picked up by a big publishing concern. And yet, contrary to popular belief, not every self-published author actually wants to be picked up by a mainstream publishing house. Some are more than happy working independently, and pocketing as much money from their DIY publishing project as possible. This topic was brought up last Sunday, March 10, during the Self-Publishing in the Age of E panel at the SXSW in Austin, Texas. The...

Hugh Howey discusses movie deal and indie success
March 5, 2013 | 2:51 pm

Hugh HoweyBy now, the success of indie author Hugh Howey has been widely publicized, including here on TeleRead. Howey wrote Wool, a book split into five novellas set in a dystopian future. Read Joanna Cabot’s review of the Wool Omnibus here. Howey recently did a radio interview with Orla Barry of The Green Room on Newstalk, during which he discussed his deal with movie director Ridley Scott (Prometheus, Black Hawk Down), who bought the movie rights to the book. Howey also discusses the rise in popularity of Wool. Howey didn’t expect Wool to take off the way it did, gaining steam without much marketing on...

My DRM-Free Year, Month 2: All hail indie Amazon authors!
February 27, 2013 | 11:00 am

DRM-FreeRead all the installments of “My DRM-Free Year” Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov-Dec * * * It's been a busy month for me, work-wise, so I haven't had that much reading time—I logged just five books this month, which is pathetic. But this doesn't reflect my daily reading. I have a few longer-term books I'm reading (a book of daily essays, some reference books) which should bump my total when they're done, but that won't be for some time. I also have a special reading project I'm working on, which I'll explain shortly. So ... how is my DRM-free year going? The Library I'm still reading from them! My...

Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey (Review)
February 11, 2013 | 3:21 pm

author Hugh C. HoweyWe've all heard by now about the success of the latest e-book indie darling, Hugh Howey—when his self-published Kindle series became a Kindle best-seller, he made a deal with the big publishers—but in a ground-breaking twist, the deal included only the print rights, and Howey continues to sell the e-books himself. Howey is also notoriously anti-DRM and I dig that, so I finally picked up the Wool Omnibus to see if it was worth the hype. And for the most part? It is. The book is split into five novellas, each taking place in an apocalyptic future where the remains of humanity survive in an elaborate community...