The Born Freelancer Interviews Daniel Sugar on Self-Publishing His First Novel

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.   Writing a novel is the dream of many freelance writers, but few of us achieve this formidable goal. A first novel is therefore […]

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The Born Freelancer Looks Into Self-Publishing

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? Your input is welcome in the comments.   What freelancer has not dreamed the dream of self-publishing…. we think, oh, I won’t have the hassle of dealing with an indifferent publisher any more, […]

Posted on January 31, 2013 at 9:10 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Kindle self-publishers, beware

Kindle Direct Publishing has quickly become a popular platform for authors to promote and sell their own work. Whether it’s used to publish full-length books or Singles, KDP lets authors bypass traditional publishing channels and market their writing directly, up to and including setting their own prices. But in KDP’s fine print is a clause […]

Posted on October 31, 2011 at 12:23 pm by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , , , , ,

Too close for comfort?

Canadian author alleges publisher and U.K. writer stole idea for children’s book We recently shared the story of a freelancer who suspected a profile idea she had pitched was stolen by the publication (it turned out that likely wasn’t the case). Losing an idea for a story is one thing, but there are many other […]

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 10:37 am by editor · 2 Comments · Tagged with: , , ,

Picking a price point for your e-book

Being able to slap whatever price tag you want on your own work is one of the most freeing things about self-publishing, but it can also be the most challenging. Not all writers are marketing experts, and, as far as we know, a guide on How to Compete in the E-books Marketplace — with its […]

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 11:16 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , , ,

So you want to publish a Kindle Single?

The description on Amazon’s Kindle Publishing how-to page makes publishing a Kindle Single sound relatively simple: “Publishers interested in submitting their KDP-published short content for consideration as a Kindle Single should email kindle-singles@amazon.com with a description of the content, the ASIN of the title in the Kindle Store, and their KDP account email address.” But […]

Posted on March 22, 2011 at 8:00 am by editor · 2 Comments · Tagged with: , , ,