Robert Bidinotto (pictured left) and I share a little history. Our first novels were featured by Amazon (in the same promotion) during a CyberMonday sale three years ago, essentially launching our book writing careers. Robert’s political/espionage thriller HUNTER sold untold thousands of copies. It became an overnight sensation, and rightfully so. We’ve kept in touch over the years, sharing strategies and comparing notes. I was thrilled to hear that Robert would feature me in an interview, adding me to an incredible list of authors that have “sat around the table” with him. Check out his interview page HERE. Brad Thor, Vince Flynn, Lee Child, J. Carson Black, Ian Graham, Allan Leverone…this list goes on. Well, I’ve rambled on long enough.
Links for writers…
If you’re an independent author, you rely on the sage advice and research of “other” independent authors, especially the ones that have made the “full time” shift to writing—or have been writing for years. I learn an invaluable amount from these authors, often collaborating to validate new publishing theories, grade the effectiveness of promotions or trade marketing ideas. Everyone’s experience is unique in it’s way, but we all share the same goal. To make a living writing the best books possible.
Some of us are new to the game, others have been around a long time. Everyone offers something, which is why I want to pass along the best sources of “indie” publishing information and guidance. This is by no means an exhaustive list. It represents the most prolific amount of well-formed opinions and advice that I can fit into my schedule. Truly, this represents the tip of the iceberg, and any additions are welcome. In my opinion, if you dig into what these four authors have written about their experiences, you’ll come out ahead of the pack, with your nose pointed in the right direction.
Leading the most recent charge to arm authors with the knowledge to make solid career decisions: Hugh Howey
The King of the Indie Publishing movement: Joe Konrath.
Witty and sarcastic, wildly successful. Prolific business advice: Russell Blake
Insightful, raw and unyielding analysis of the pressing issues: Robert Bidinotto
From traditional to “indie” publishing. A rare and prolific insight into both worlds: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Firebrand and agent provocateur: David Gaughran
Lots of content, all worth digesting: The Passive Voice
Right between the eyes advice. Married to Kristin Kathryn Rusch. Can’t imagine this household: Dean Wesley Smith
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