You can’t swing a dead cat around a conversation of Self-Publishing and not hit a reference to J.A. Konrath. He is the poster-boy for success in Self-Publishing. Here’s some stories to get your all prepared for what will happen after you self-publish your first book:
If you’ve read any of his posts, you know that Konrath was already a published author before he went the self-published route. He had around 500,000 books in print before he uploaded his first book to Amazon. He’ll admit that he had a lot of advantages. He had an audience that was interested in finding more of his books. He was early to the game so he got a lot of free press (still does). On top of that, his “A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing” blog has a great name for Google searches and is one of the more popular blogs.
A piece of information that you may already know – You are not J.A. Konrath (neither am I). But that doesn’t mean there isn’t an upside to this fact. Read on to find out. Continue reading →
So, my wife got me thinking about good free eBooks. She’s been trying to read one I downloaded a while back for the iPad called 29 Jobs and A Million Lies. She’s complained about how the mistakes and misspellings have made it impossible for her to read the book. She likes it, she wants to read it, but she has gotten so annoyed that she can’t. I feel the same way. She asked me for suggestions for well edited, free eBooks and I thought I’d go ahead type one up. This list is only from my personal experience, unfortunately, and therefore will be limited in scope. I generally read sci-fi and fantasy. For you avid readers out there that want to suggest a book or you authors that want to recommend your own, go ahead and comment below or email me from the contact form. I’ll either have a separate list for you, or I’ll read a selection to see if you are right and add it to mine. We’ll see. Remember, this is about editing not about the quality of the writing. I’m not saying these are great stories (but they mostly are), just that they are well edited. So, here it goes: