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Tucker Max’s strategy to triple his royalties

Check out this link on Huffington Post Books in which Tucker Max, the author of I Hope They Serve Bell in Hell (et al), details his  strategy to make much more money than the ordinary bear, or author. Instead of going for a book deal, he explains how he entered an arrangement where the publisher could do the one thing he couldn’t do on his own (and what they do best): Distribute his books to bookstores.

You’ll notice he insists that he’s definitely not self-publishing and doesn’t want that stinky stigma touching him. (Please note: He’s definitely self-publishing.) What’s different is getting the contract for distribution, rather than publication. The publisher is printing his next book, but he’ll absorb all front end costs with freelancers.)

Tucker Max is a clever guy who knows how to seize an opportunity. As he notes, this deal isn’t for small fish. However, I suspect this may be the future for many authors and the fate of many publishers. Learn at the link and see what you think. ~ Chazz

(I changed the title from how HuffPo had it. That headline reeked of so much late night infomercial cheese that I’m sure some passed over the article, which has some good and interesting points.) 

 

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Making a Living Writing Fiction (via Self-Published Author’s Lounge)

This is a good read. Recommended!

When I went into my dashboard, I noticed the more people were searching for this topic than any other, so I thought I’d make a post about it.  Is it possible?  Yes.  I didn’t always think so, and from the agents, editors, and traditionally published authors I’ve talked to, they didn’t think so either.  But if you self-publish, I think you have a good chance.  Besides writing a good book, having a great cover, and polishing up your book the best y … Read More

via Self-Published Author's Lounge

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Kevin Smith strikes out…on his own (explicit video)

Kevin Smith introduces Indie Film 2.0:

Self-distribution

“True independence isn’t making a film and selling it to some jackass.”

Kevin Smith is rejecting The System.

Writers:

What can we learn from thinking sideways?

People tell you shouldn’t go indie.

Think about what their motivations might be.

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Winner of Writer's Digest's 2014 Honorable Mention in Self-published Ebook Awards in Genre

The first 81 lessons to get your Buffy on

More lessons to help you survive Armageddon

"You will laugh your ass off!" ~ Maxwell Cynn, author of Cybergrrl

Available now!

Fast-paced terror, new threats, more twists.

An autistic boy versus our world in free fall

Suspense to melt your face and play with your brain.

Action like a Guy Ritchie film. Funny like Woody Allen when he was funny.

Jesus: Sexier and even more addicted to love.

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