Is This a Turning Point in Self-Publishing?

Is This a Turning Point in Self-Publishing?

To anyone with an Internet connection and a love of literature, it’s obvious that self-publishing is the future of the book industry. Self-published titles are up 17 percent just since 2012 and a whopping 437 percent over 2008. Clearly (and much to the delight of...
This is Why the Smarter Artist is Important

This is Why the Smarter Artist is Important

You know what I always wanted to be, ever since I was a kid? A storyteller. Not just a writer, but a teller of stories. At no point did I want to be a blogger. At no point did I want to teach or sell knowledge. At no point did I want to be an “authority” in anything....
Nine Indie Publishing Lessons We Learned in 2014

Nine Indie Publishing Lessons We Learned in 2014

Last year, 1.5 million words or so hit the market with my name on them. This year, the same thing happened. Sean and Dave, working in various combinations with me or without me, produced like maniacs. Sterling & Stone, as a bona-fide entity rather than just a name...
Chapter Nine

Chapter Nine

“We cannot be far from the road of yellow brick, now,” remarked the Scarecrow, as he stood beside the girl, “for we have come nearly as far as the river carried us away.” The Tin Woodman was about to reply when he heard a low growl, and turning...
Chapter Eight

Chapter Eight

Our little party of travelers awakened the next morning refreshed and full of hope, and Dorothy breakfasted like a princess off peaches and plums from the trees beside the river. Behind them was the dark forest they had passed safely through, although they had...