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Calling all Australian Authors

Writers’ Web is an Australian initiative geared toward providing Australian authors with an alternative to the plethora of online book distributors popping up all over the place. I recently chatted to the team from Writers’ Web to see what it was all about. What is writers’ web? Everyone knows that a farmers’ market connects the producer direct to the buyer. writers’ web is just like...

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Rejection hurts

Rejection is a terrible thing. Nobody wants or likes it. It feels awful, and it’s very easy for the self-esteem to take a battering because of it. Yet authors put themselves out there repeatedly, knowing that rejection is inevitable. It’s rare that a first time author has a manuscript accepted and published on their first submission. Every author needs to find a way to make...

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When does a manuscript become a book?

The other day a bloke came to build an additional doorjamb and install a screen door. Conversationally he asked me what I did for a living. “I’m a writer,” I said. “Oh cool,” he seemed impressed. “What do you write?” “Fiction mostly,” I told him. “I write fiction books for young adults.” “Oh,” he looked at me and scratched his head. “Yeah, I could do that....

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Penguin. Playing the game or playing authors?

The journey of a self-pubbed eBook author is an arduous one. They go through the same challenges during the drafting, editing, redrafting, editing, writing, rewriting and polishing stages of developing their manuscripts as any author worth their salt. The difference lies in what happens then. Traditionally, when an author was accepted by a publisher, the cover design, layout, formatting and promotion of the book were...

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Adapt or die

The publishing industry is changing. Rapidly. Sales of eReaders are tripling every year, and competition between the available readers is stepping up. The impending sales battle between the new Kindle Fire and the Noble Nook Colour is attraction attention, meanwhile the price of eReaders―industry leaders as well as generic brands and android devices―has dropped significantly, making them accessible to a broader range of consumer. Sales...