Category: Independent Publishing

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.