Why Do You Self-Publish?

I’m fascinated by the different roads writers travel to get to where they are today, and I enjoy hearing what has influenced people on their journeys. Come September, I’ll be giving a workshop and presentation at the York Festival of Writing on self-publishing, and I’d love to be able to present an international take on [...]

Two Years of Indie Epublishing Lessons


Happy Monday, WG2E-Land! On August 10th, I’ll celebrate my 2nd Year Anniversary as an Indie Epublished Author!  :-) It took me 10 Years and 24 Hours to make it, but I finally did!!! I’ve gone from selling 27 books my first month (August 2010) – yep, just 27 books – to now between 7,000 and [...]

There’s Money to be Made Indie Epublishing on Smashwords


Happy Sunday, WG2E-Land! This past week, I received my Quarter 2 Royalties from Smashwords, which basically includes earnings accumulated through April and part of May 2012. When I took a quick snapshot of how my 2012 earnings from Smashwords compared to my 2011 earnings, I was over the moon thrilled with the HUGE growth. Check [...]

Ruth Harris Reports #7: Editors and Editing (Part One of a Series)


Happy Weekend, WG2E-Land! It’s time for another waaay A-mazing Ruth Harris Report!!! Take it away, Ruth… My first job in publishing (after a few months as a secretary) was as a copy editor in the text book division of a large NYC publisher. There, I learned two things: 1) that, generally speaking, college professors cannot [...]

How I Spend My Advertising Dollars


Since selling 300,000 books in a little over a year, one of the questions I am asked most frequently is: How did you do it? Answer: I have no idea! And that’s the truth, but I can tell you what I did and you can decide what might or might not work for you. The [...]