Times for submissions

What do editors really want for manuscript submissions?

26 April 2014 ·  Toot Sweet Ink
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Independent Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing

You’ve finally done it—you’ve completed your novel! Now what? The pros and cons of independent and traditional publishing options

10 April 2014 ·  Toot Sweet Ink
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E is for eBooks

What is a “book” anyway?

5 April 2014 ·  Laura Scott
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The Disruptive “D”

The channels of distribution are changing, and the old business models are being disrupted.

4 April 2014 ·  Katherine M Lawrence
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There are many experts on publishing. Image: alvaro tapia hidalgo (Creative Commons)

“Experts” on Publishing

There are so many “experts”!

11 March 2014 ·  Laura Scott
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The Tattered Cover Book Store is one of the best, and most successful, independent bookstores in Colorado. Photo: wallyg (Creative Commons)

Layout basics and the problem of indie publishing

First impressions linger.

14 January 2014 ·  Laura Scott

On Amazon, independent writers and independent bookstores

When it comes to Amazon, the indie books world seems to be divided into two camps: People who hate Amazon because it’s undermining independent bookstores, challenging established publishers’ long-held practices, and rapidly dominating the books marketplace in the US (and elsewhere). People who love Amazon because it is opening the books world to new voices and makes independent publishing easy and affordable. We find ourselves torn over this dichotomy, because it’s so unfair....

7 December 2013 ·  Toot Sweet Ink