Indie Publishing in 2016: Make it Good

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Indie Publishing in 2016: Make it Good

Indie Publishing in 2016: Make it Good

By now we all know that ebooks are not a passing fad, and that they haven’t killed traditional publishing. In fact, the NY publishing world accepted them as much as anyone, although the pricing structure is way different. (Some say that the way trad pub books are priced as ebooks MAY kill them. but we will see). Since about 2010, I have been paying attention to how things are going along. I have learned a few things too. Here’s what I have learned about publishing: Discoverability is hard-as hard as it has always been-harder than ever. Traditional publishing is still

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Writer Groupie Episode 8–Goals for Writers

Writer Groupie Episode 8–Goals for Writers

Welcome to the Writer Groupie podcast. I’m Kim Smith the writing guru bringing you discussions, insights, and insider details on how to plan, produce, promote and profit as a writer. You can find out more info about Writer Groupie at http://www.kimsmithauthor.com Welcome to the Writer Groupie Podcast. [powerpress]http://www.kimsmithauthor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Writer-Groupie-Podcast-Episode-8.m4a[/powerpress] If you would like more information about the show go to http://www.kimsmithauthor.com Show Notes: This episode is all about goals and setting them. If you are like me and hate the thought of goals, this will be a great starter podcast for you. Highlights: Remember my post not long ago about my

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More con stuff…

In case you have never attended a con, there is a lot to do and see. I have been a lot of years, and so many times never even go into anything but the writer’s track. This part of MSC is something not EVERY con has, so if I ever go to another one, I will partake of all the other festivities. But I digress… So, the first workshop I attended was Elements to becoming a successful Author. It was held at 9:00 AM and as you may imagine had a lot of Monster Energy drinks in attendance. The authors

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Am I Good Enough?

Am I Good Enough?

Welcome to another episode of my podcast. Tonight my mind is dark and dreary. I question my ability to achieve my goal. [powerpress]http://www.kimsmithauthor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Am-I-Good-Enough.m4a[/powerpress]

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Getting Published

I counted it up and as of this date, I have six full-length novels, one novella, and one heckuva lot of short stories to my credit. Well, me and Kaycee Conners. That other side of me. And what do I have to show for all that work? A writing voice. A bunch of published words, albeit some not so worthy, and a great desire to stretch out and see if I have improved enough to get an agent, and maybe a writing life worth my efforts. Not saying self-publishing isn’t a good way to go, it is. But when it

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