Kindle Boards

YA author Elle Casey discusses the transition to full-time

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 30, 2013 // 4 Comments

Self-published young adult fiction author Elle Casey recently wrote on the Kindle Boards about making the transition from a part-time to a full-time self-published and self-supporting writer. I asked her to share some more details with the TeleRead audience about how this happened. TeleRead: How [...]

Attention Self-Publishers: Beware the Superego!

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 30, 2013 // 0 Comments

This post comes out of a tendency I’ve noticed in myself, as well as in very many self-published authors across the Kindle Boards, on Facebook, on Twitter and elsewhere. It’s a tendency that does reflect the early maturity of the self-publishing sector, as well as the lonesome cowboy mentality [...]

Salt ceases publishing poets: Should they self-publish?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 28, 2013 // 1 Comment

Leading UK independent literary publishing house—and e-book producer—Salt Publishing has decided, “after thirteen years and over 400 poetry collections, many by debut authors,” to stop publishing poetry by individual poets and concentrate on anthologies in the future. “Salt concentrates [...]

What we can learn from the troubles of Martha Stewart

By Joanna Cabot
November 13, 2012 // 1 Comment

I’ve seen reporting pretty much everywhere about the troubles facing Martha Stewart and her company these days. She’s laying off staff and folding magazines, she’s reporting a 17 percent decline in revenues and she’s taking for herself the lion’s share of her [...]

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