Category: Publishing

  • I kinda have a Tiktok

    My software updates were taking forever to get done, so I made a Tiktok.

  • Don’t spend $3,000 to publish your first book

    Don’t spend $3,000 to publish your first book

    A person who’s only learning to self publish has no business spending $3,000. They’re at the stage where they don’t know what’s worth spending money on and what isn’t.

  • Audio shenanigans

    Audio shenanigans

    [red]I will sometimes mess around with text-to-speech. I figured listening to a software read my story out loud will, I dunno, help me prepare for human narration, I guess.[/red]

  • New Wattpad story features (that I don’t have access to)

    New Wattpad story features (that I don’t have access to)

    I was updating my apps the other day when the description of the Wattpad update caught my eye. It listed three features I’d never heard of.

  • Nominations are open for the Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards 2022

    Nominations are open for the Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards 2022

    The nomination period by publishers for the Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards began today, as per the rules/guidelines on the website of the Book Development Association of the Philippines.

  • How do we indie publish Filipino-language books?

    How do we indie publish Filipino-language books?

    I write fiction in English. I do have dreams of one day writing Bisaya erotica (and delighting/horrifying my aunts) but alas my Bisaya language skills are shamefully inadequate. I’m aware that those of us who publish English books enjoy the privilege of having many more places we can sell our books. For instance, I can publish on the Radish app and on Amazon, but currently neither will accept Filipino-language books. Furthermore, there are a ton of online resources to help you indie publish your English-language book, a lot of them free. Do Filipino-language novelists have similar resources?

  • Indie Pub: Moving to a new P.O.D.

    Indie Pub: Moving to a new P.O.D.

    So I did a thing. It’s not a new book. It’s a book I published four years ago, and pretty much the only novel I have that’s published wide. There are no revisions, the cover is the same. Most people wouldn’t notice anything new.

  • [PATREON] For Writers: If Facebook shuts down tomorrow, will you be able to cope?

    I didn’t want to wake up one day and find out that the platform I’ve worked hard to cultivate and get followers to is suddenly gone and there was no way my readers could find me. Twitter and Facebook and Wattpad are owned by companies — we have no control over their business decisions. But my website? I have control over that.