Self-Pub 101: Four Twitter Rules for Authors

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Today I’m going to write about a pet peeve of mine: Twitter’s Direct Message feature. Specifically, how authors use Twitter’s Direct Message feature. This week, I had several people follow me on Twitter. (I’m here: @stephanie_cain) Generally speaking, I take a look at someone’s profile and their most recent tweets before…

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Self-Pub 101: E-book Pricing for Libraries

Dear Self-Published Authors, do yourself a favor. Stop charging libraries so much for your e-books. Robin Bradford is someone I follow on Twitter, and she frequently Tweets her collection development work as a librarian in Washington state. Since I have Librarian IV certification in Indiana (I actually have 3/4 of…

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Self-Pub 101: An Indie Author’s Introduction to Self-Publishing

I’ve mentioned before how I sort of fell accidentally into the self-publishing world. (Or, more accurately, how Laura VanArendonk Baugh pushed me into the self-publishing world.) I’ve never really talked about why I made the decision to go for it, what resources I used, what I wish I’d known beforehand,…

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It’s Dangerous to go Alone: Resources for Indie Authors

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If you’d asked me a few years ago, I would tell you I wasn’t really interested in self-publishing. In my mind, it still lacked the cachet of traditional publishing, despite the way e-readers and CreateSpace have been revolutionizing the world of self-publishing. I’d seen a lot of crap that was…

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