L.A. Kennedy

Beyond the story

*LANGUAGE WARNING terribleminds 1. This Industry Is Alarmingly Subjective Despite the promises of certain snake oil salesmen offering to sell you a magical unguent that — once slathered upon your inflamed nethers — will assure that your book gets published, no actual formula for success exists. If it did, a book would go out into the world …

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By: Orna Ross What is Self-Publishing 3.0? Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) founder Orna Ross explains the shift from the earliest iterations of self-publishing to today’s landscape with Self-Publishing 3.0. We are in the midst of a revolutionary shift in publishing—an era in which independent authors can work with greater agency than ever before. It …

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Amazon is replacing traditional publishers and agents as a publishing gatekeeper By Mark Coker Twelve years ago, on the eve of the modern-day indie author revolution, few writers aspired to self-publish. Self-publishing was seen as a fool’s errand. At the time, many writers embraced the false narrative that only publishers and literary agents possessed the …

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Via gosparkpress.com Before Print The concept of publishing began long before the invention of the printing press. It began as far back as the invention of writing. Scribes copied works all by hand. Obviously, this was a long, painstaking process, thus, books developed along with movable type. The Invention of the Printing Press The Chinese …

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By Anne R. Allen Social Media is both a boon and a curse to new writers. Online writing groups and forums are an excellent source of insider information on the publishing industry—stuff we once could only find at expensive classes and writers’ conferences. But social media is also a major source of misinformation and dangerously …

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Perfecting your Craft – Posted on September 26, 2019 “The pen is mightier than the sword.” Writer Edgar Bulwer-Lytton made this keen observation nearly 200 years ago, but it remains just as true today. Writing is one of the most powerful forms in existence, and a simple story can change countless lives — which is why …

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By Jane Friedman If you want to get your book published, you have more choices than ever to accomplish your goal, and the path can be confusing if you’re new to the publishing industry. This post lays out the process in the simplest terms possible. There are three primary paths to getting published: Land a …

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