Author Solutions is NOT indie publishing, folks.

| December 8, 2010

This post showed up in my Google alerts. It’s all about the inaugural “indie publishing contest” held in partnership by Author Solutions, Inc., the San Francisco Writers Conference, and San Francisco Writers University. <sigh> Here we go again. To start, we have “ indie book publishing leader Author Solutions.” Say what? Authors Solutions is NOT — I repeat, NOT [...]

Eleven Questions for the Indie Publisher: Featuring Phil Simon

| August 25, 2010

This is the first in a new series that will focus on the independent publisher. If you’d like to be featured, please let me know! Your name: Phil Simon Your website/blog: www.philsimonsystems.com Your bibliography: Why New Systems Fail and The Next Wave of Technologies 1. What is your background? I am an independent technology consultant, [...]

Publishers Weekly attempts to exploit self-published authors

| August 25, 2010

Just when the indie world was riding high in the wake of Seth Godin announcing that he will eschew traditional publishing for his future titles, we have this from Publishers Weekly: “We are returning to our earliest roots. PW dates to 1872, when it was first known as Trade Circular Weekly and listed all titles [...]

Is this the end of publishing as we know it?

| August 24, 2010

The buzz around the blogosphere is all about Seth Godin and his claim that he is finished with traditional publishing. (If you don’t know who Seth Godin is, well, get out from under that rock! Then read his bio here; basically he is a hugely influential marketer with a popular blog. He’s traditionally published lots [...]