Amazon Crowd-Sourced Publishing

According to multiple sources, Amazon is preparing to launch a crowd-sourced, almost reality-TV-style publishing program, where authors upload unpublished MSS and those that receive the most votes get considered for Amazon Publication (by the genre/category-specific imprints, or by a new imprint, I wonder?) with fairly generous terms. Sources: http://www.thebookseller.com/news/amazon-launch-crowd-sourced-publishing.html?utm_content=bufferc00c0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/content-and-e-books/article/64103-amazon-launching-new-crowdsourcing-publishing-program.html https://kdp.amazon.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=207604&start=0&tstart=0 Thoughts? We’re in early…

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Kindle Unlimited

Earlier this week, news leaked out about Kindle Unlimited, an ebook subscriptions service for $9.99 a month, with a title list of over 600,000 titles, including Amazon Publishing titles, self-published titles, and several big-name exclusives. The program is now live, and there are details on the page. Terms – or ‘How Are Authors and Publishers…

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Just Keep Swimming

You know how ducks swimming along look all chill, but if you look under the water, they’re paddling away? That’s me, right now. I’ve got a bunch of balls in the air, so I’ve been spending more time traveling for work, writing, and submitting than on blogging. Here’s what I’m up to right now: 1)…

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SHIELD AND CROCUS is here!

Today is the day! You can get Shield and Crocus on Amazon as well as several different bookstores. It’s also available in audiobook, performed by the amazing Luke Daniels. If you’d like to read a preview first, Tor.com has you covered. What have others been saying about it? “…with Shield and Crocus, everything I love in…

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Writahouse

In case anyone still hasn’t seen this story, I direct your attention to Writeahouse, a charity that’s buying up abandoned, run-down houses, providing work to fix them up to 80% restored, then giving them to writers, who get the house free if they live there, do the last 20% of the restoration, and will get…

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