R. J. Keller, author of Waiting for Spring and the forthcoming The Wendy House, my partner in the PaperRats writers’ relief YouTube series Inside the Writers’ Studio, Backword Books member,  and obsessive Star Wars fan, has recently had her independently released novel, Waiting for Spring, picked up by Amazon’s Encore imprint. Here, she answers some […]

There’s been much talk lately about April Hamilton’s Publetariat Vault, a new service for indie publishers described on its website as a searchable database of independent literary works for which the authors own all rights free and clear and are interested in selling those rights, with accompanying sales data and reader reviews, to take the […]

Yesterday, I posted a blog entry arguing with author J.A. Konrath’s idea of a “confident” writer. Today, he posted his rebuttal in the comments section at Backword Books. Thanks, J.A., for joining the conversation.

A Real Publisher puts you on any number of bookstore shelves once they publish you, because–since they’re apparently not doing much marketing for their authors, anymore–that is their primary power. But getting on a shelf yourself? How can you not feel an incredible sense of accomplishment? (Is it disgusting that I took a picture of […]