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Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean P. Burnside Apr 9, 2015. 2 Replies

Hello everyone,I wanted to introduce myself very briefly as a new member.  My name is Sean Burnside and I'm an aspiring new author.  I am not -however- a young author by any means.  I postpone my…Continue

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Sean P. Burnside replied to Sean P. Burnside's discussion Greetings All!
"Also some fantastic facial hair :) I'm kind of torn deciding how I want to initially release my novel, vis a vis self-publish or traditionally publish.  Thankfully, I'm still a ways from that point, so I have some time to research and…"
Apr 9, 2015
Einar Mercier replied to Sean P. Burnside's discussion Greetings All!
"Sean, welcome!  I just self-published in March and wish I had good information to share, but I did mine through Kindle on Amazon and had the easiest of times putting it out into the aether.  I hope you have the same easy and enjoyable…"
Apr 9, 2015
Lia Keyes liked Sean P. Burnside's discussion Greetings All!
Mar 12, 2015
Hugh Ashton commented on Sean P. Burnside's blog post Is Amazon a Friend to Readers (and Writers)?
"Amazon is a very opaque company in many ways. For example, do you know how many Kindles are out there? No? You're not alone. Amazon doesn't release that kind of information. I am not an expert at reading corporate balance sheets when it…"
Mar 7, 2015
Sean P. Burnside replied to E. A. Hennessy's discussion Hello everyone!
"Welcome to the guild Liz!"
Mar 7, 2015
Sean P. Burnside replied to Lotus D. Erb's discussion Cheers: an introduction
"Welcome to SWAG! As a fellow neophyte member/writer, best wishes for a prosperous and creative year."
Mar 7, 2015
Sean P. Burnside commented on Sean P. Burnside's blog post Is Amazon a Friend to Readers (and Writers)?
"Incredibly interesting and disturbing information there.  The primary appeals of Amazon is that it is accessible for the self-publishing author.  Every cent counts for the independent writer and if Amazon is not guaranteeing that you are…"
Mar 7, 2015
Hugh Ashton commented on Sean P. Burnside's blog post Is Amazon a Friend to Readers (and Writers)?
"Just out of interest, I discovered some interesting things on Amazon today regarding pricing. My findings are here: Some things you won’t believe about one of the world’s largest IT companies! I'll be interested to hear what…"
Mar 3, 2015
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Greetings All!

Hello everyone,I wanted to introduce myself very briefly as a new member.  My name is Sean Burnside and I'm an aspiring new author.  I am not -however- a young author by any means.  I postpone my youthful dreams as a storytelling due to a series of compromises and have only now, with the aid ans support of my wonderful spouse, rekindled my desire to publish.I am in the process of completing my first novel and entering into a preliminary cycle of editing, re-drafting and then submission to peer…See More
Feb 23, 2015
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Is Amazon a Friend to Readers (and Writers)?

I thought I'd share this as a frequent topic on these forums is the question of self-publication.  Since amazon can be a very large part of a self-published author's publication plan, I found this debate interesting.The debate was held on NPR's Intelligence Squared, which does a very good job of presenting both sides of an issue.  While I won't discuss the podcast for fear of presenting a bias, the discussion does broach on a number of topics that I found incredibly enlightening: whether…See More
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Is Amazon a Friend to Readers (and Writers)?

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I thought I'd share this as a frequent topic on these forums is the question of self-publication.  Since amazon can be a very large part of a self-published author's publication plan, I found this debate interesting.

The debate was held on NPR's Intelligence Squared, which does a very good job of presenting both sides of an issue.  While I won't discuss the podcast for fear of presenting a bias, the discussion does broach on a number of topics that I found incredibly enlightening:…

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