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Denmark’s Movellas Social Reading/Writing Empowers Teens

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Movellas, a community for teenagers to read, write and share stories launched in 2010, has attracted 200,000 budding literati in the US, UK and Denmark.

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March’s Top Reviews of Self-published Books from BlueInk Review

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This month’s starred reviews of self-published books from BlueInk Review honor two works of fiction: a dystopian saga and a thriller set in Australia.

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Do Hugh Howey’s AuthorEarnings Add Up?

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In Publishing Perspectives’ Issues on the Ether, Porter Anderson preps an #EtherIssue live debate on Hugh Howey’s new AuthorEarnings.com initiative.

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Issues on the Ether: The Literary Elitism Question

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Setting up Wednesday’s #EtherIssue debate on Twitter, Porter Anderson looks at recent writing on perceptions of elitism in the literary world.

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

Being Frank about Vietnam

February’s notable reviews of self-published titles include stars for a ‘startling’ memoir about the Vietnam War and a ‘fascinating’ exploration of human rights.

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Issues on the Ether: How Is Self-Publishing Maturing?

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This week’s Publishing Perspective’s #EtherIssue looks at the debate about quality and changing perceptions of the self-publishing community in the broader market.

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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

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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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