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Issues on the Ether: Profit-Sharing Authors

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Porter Anderson looks at Ian K. Ellard’s concept of authors sharing profits with publishing-services experts in his winning essay at The Bookseller, The Toast.

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Issues on the Ether: Is Self-Publishing a Flying Leap?

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Porter Anderson sets up Wednesday’s #EtherIssue live Twitter discussion with a look at perceptions of self-publishing: Hard? Easy? What does it take to do well?

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How Much Do Writers Earn? Less Than You Think


A Digital Book World survey revealed that 54% of “traditionally-published” authors (and nearly 80% of self-published authors) earn less than $1,000 a year.

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On Becoming a (Self) Publisher

Nick Ruffilo

Nick Ruffilo transitioned from technologist to a self-published author, and shares tips and lessons learned from experiments with various platforms.

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Issues on the Ether: As at DBW, the Many Faces of Amazon

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In this week’s Issues on the Ether, Porter Anderson sets up a Friday Twitter discussion with questions about the many perceptions of Amazon in publishing.

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Should Major Publishers Change Their Core Mission?

Ed Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief

Self-publishing sees traditional publishing as in denial about what readers want. But the problem isn’t self-abnegation, it’s capacity and mission.

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Issues on the Ether: Is the Price Ever Right for Books?

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Publishing Perspectives’ #EtherIssue live Twitter discussion Wednesday will be look at book pricing, value and whether we’re in a perpetual downward spiral.

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Why Don’t More Bookstores Stock Self-published Titles?

Tanja Tuma

Bricks-and-mortar bookstores are missing a huge opportunity by failing to take advantage of the self-publishing revolution, argues Tanja Tuma.

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January’s Top Reviews of Self-Published Books from BlueInk Review

Angel Hair

This month’s starred reviews of self-published books includes a pair of notable new novels, one about dysfunctional childhood in Western and another about a busy single mother.

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#EtherIssue: Counting Ebooks in a Writer Wonderland

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Publishing Perspectives’ #EtherIssue debate on the allegedly slowing ebook market reveals apparent contradictions in self-publishing interests.

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