Publishing tips round-up: Audible disaster, what readers look for in an author newsletter, and more

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Highlights from the week’s publishing news, plus tips to make your writing life go more smoothly. Keep up with changes in the ebook and audiobook markets, learn to format for Smashwords, improve your author newsletter, and find an audience. … Read more

The Quick & Dirty Guide to Exporting Your Books from Pronoun

Here’s my quick-and-dirty guide to the essential information you should download from Pronoun before the site ends distribution on January 15. (Previously, MacMillan had promised to keep account information accessible through February 15, but I can no longer find this promise on its site. So stop whatever you’re doing and DOWNLOAD YOUR STUFF NOW.) … Read more

How to Publish Ebooks on Smashwords

Learn how to publish a formatted ebook to Smashwords, the world’s largest independent ebook distributor. In this illustrated tutorial, I walk you through the steps I used to publish my preformatted ebook¬†Chance & Possibility: Seven Fantastical Tales of Gay Desire. … Read more

Indie Author News: Dealing with the Pronoun shutdown as D2D tries to fill the void

Pronoun, an e-book distribution start-up that sought to bring higher royalties to independent authors, has announced it’s closing effective January 15, 2018. Authors who distribute with Pronoun need to shift to other distributors or do all the distribution themselves. Here’s a quick overview of things to consider if you’re one of these authors.

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Pen to Pen: Marketing Your Audiobook with Isobel Starling

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Gay romance author walks you through options for marketing audio novels via audiobook sites, blogs, and giveaways. … Read more