Category: Independent Publishing

  • I canceled my book … sort of

    I canceled my book … sort of

    I thought my readers on Radish would appreciate having a free story. And some of them did. As of writing this, FMMBB on Radish has gotten 180k reads (about 3.75x the 48k reads on Wattpad, which was a surprise, since Wattpad has way more active users than Radish). However, while the reader comments on Wattpad has been lovely, the past few weeks nearly all the reader comments on the story on Radish have been complaints about how I was updating the story so slowly. How I should be posting more than one update a week.

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  • 🎧 s2ep03: We need to talk about A.I.

    🎧 s2ep03: We need to talk about A.I.

    Transcript coming soon!

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    Show notes
    • U of T collaborates with Naver, Wattpad on AI research (utoronto.ca)
    • An AI-based voice program did the dialog delivery for Val Kilmer in Top Gun: Maverick (zmescience.com)
    • Spotify is acquiring Sonantic, the AI voice platform used to simulate Val Kilmer’s voice in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ | TechCrunch

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  • 🎧 s2ep01: Can you get tired of writing? Plus: the Radish Fiction app’s Wait-to-Unlock pricing model, retail hijinks, Patreon struggles

    🎧 s2ep01: Can you get tired of writing? Plus: the Radish Fiction app’s Wait-to-Unlock pricing model, retail hijinks, Patreon struggles

    Transcript
    Hello, this is Ansela, and you are listening to Adulting for Authors. Yeah, that’s right— I’m back.

    So yesterday, I decided to post a little message, a little note on Patreon for my patrons. And it was mostly to tell them that this week’s chapter for Fake-Married to my Billionaire Boss is late, which, of course they already knew. Because yesterday was Thursday, and I was supposed to post it on Monday. That’s what I promised right? At the beginning of the month of October, I posted a thing and said, Okay, so we’re going to do this more regular. I decided I should be more regular with my rewards. So once a week, at least for my $1 and $3 patrons. So I said every Monday — new chapter. At least, that’s to begin with. I might add some more stuff next month, but I didn’t want to overwhelm myself.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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?

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  • 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.

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