Indie Adventures – Part 5 – Bringing in the Pros

New to this series? Start with: Indie Adventures – Part 1 – The Starting Line This series is titled “Indie Adventures,” and I am going the indie route with the publishing of my novel, but that does not mean that I am doing it all myself. Indie is about control, it is not about who does the work. So, indie does not mean you have to do all the editing and proofing, create the cover art, …

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Indie Adventures – Part 4 – Beta Round 2 (or One More Time for Good Measure)

If you missed it, See Indie Adventures – Part 1 – The Starting Line,  Indie Adventures – Part 2 – Beta Readers or “How the Hell Do I Know If This Book is Any Good!?”, and Indie Adventures – Part 3 – Evaluating the Beta Read Before we get into Beta Round 2, first a word from our sponsor. “Tired of procrastination? Are your projects plagued with delays, more delays, and damn delays? Then you need ProDoIt, the …

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Indie Adventures – Part 3 – Evaluating the Beta Read

If you missed it, See Indie Adventures – Part 1 – The Starting Line and Indie Adventures – Part 2 – Beta Readers or “How the Hell Do I Know If This Book is Any Good!?” So you did your homework and setup up your beta readers (see part 2). This includes, in brief: Picked good, enthusiastic readers that would read the kind of book you wrote. Set them up with your manuscript (printed with red pen, or electronic …

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Indie Adventures – Part 2 – Beta Readers or “How the Hell Do I Know If This Book is Any Good!?”

If you missed it, See Indie Adventures – Part 1 – The Starting Line. It is a serious question. How the hell do you know if your book is any good? Or movie, or game, or song. If you are on your own going indie, how the hell do you know? Ask your Mom, or your spouse, or your best friend? Not quite, you need to be a bit more objective than that. A common …

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Indie Adventures – Part 1 – The Starting Line

The publishing world is changing. Fast. A brief look at some writers blogs out there (Dean Wesley Smith, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Joe Konrath) will orient you to the changes. I can sum it up briefly in one word: Indie. The indie movie industry and the indie music industry are well established. It is, simply, when an artists takes control of their art and brings it as directly as possible to the consumer. Less corporate-centric, more …

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