Tag: independent authors
John Locke's story of success selling his self-published books, and the scandal it kicked up, provides multiple lessons on why the best way to long-term success is writing quality books and putting in good, honest hard work.
Self-publishing used to mean forgoing the resources of traditional publishing and running your entire independent enterprise by yourself. Thanks to technology and the increased connectedness allowed by the Internet, indie authors now have access to experts, marketplaces, and readers. What's not to like?
Amanda Hocking’s story might strike some as a one-off or a product of luck, but it's not. Her success was a product of great writing and smart decision making. And since she was a self-published author, she got to call all the shots.
When it comes to professional book production, the interior formatting is absolutely critical. Whether the pages have two columns or one column, the type and size of font that's used, the spacing... all of that is very important.