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Troll's comments prompt author to pledge charity donation for every insult

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'Racist Sexist Homophobic Dipshit' will cue rewards for civil rights and LGBT groups by attacking John Scalzi
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As an emerging independent author, going it alone without a publisher, I'm on the prowl for how to match readers and books.
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100 posts and Author Roundup - A Million Kindle Books

100 posts and Author Roundup - A Million Kindle Books | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
Seems like just yesterday when I started this blog. Actually, it really hasn't been that long. Barely three and a half months and we are already at our 100t ...

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An author roundup of all the authors whose work I have reviewed on my blog. 

 

A handy list grouped by Category.

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Thank You, Apple, for Going to Court Over E-Books

Thank You, Apple, for Going to Court Over E-Books | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
TW Opinion by David Biddle and Martha Nichols
These days, every writer and reader needs to pay careful attention to the profit-making shenanigans of the publishing world."
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An interesting take on the DOJ-Apple court skirmish. Especially valuable for a list of previous articles discussing the matter.

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Creative Control, Ease of Publishing and Money Pushing Authors to Self-Publish | Digital Book World

Creative Control, Ease of Publishing and Money Pushing Authors to Self-Publish | Digital Book World | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
Hybrid authors who self-published their last book did so because of the amount of creative control they retained, the ease of the publishing process and the amount of money they can make, according to a new report from Digital Book World and...
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Veddy interestink! I wonder who filled out the survey, and if they were representative. Seems like a good snapshot of what's going on.

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Securing Your Online Life

Securing Your Online Life | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
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Great insight about the intersection of public figure and mob mentality on the internet.

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Amazon and Goodreads | Hugh Howey

Amazon and Goodreads | Hugh Howey | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
Amazon's acquisition of Goodreads is getting quite a bit of press right now. I was called a few hours before the announcement and told that it was coming. The
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Insight from someone who isn't all doom and gloom :-)

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Shelf Awareness for Friday, March 15, 2013 | Shelf Awareness

Shelf Awareness for Friday, March 15, 2013 | Shelf Awareness | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Web site for Shelf Awareness: Daily Enlightenment for the Book Trade, the free e-mail newsletter dedicated to helping the people in stores, ...
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Great insight into the way the indie book market will grow (or shift).

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A Contract From Alibi – Whatever

A Contract From Alibi – Whatever | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
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Writers need to learn to say no to egregiously bad deals!

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A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Ann Voss Peterson's Big Regret

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Ann Voss Peterson's Big Regret | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
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I like the way Joe puts it: Try something new. Stretch your boundaries. Write a good book.

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The Future of Literary Agents: ‘Publishing Is a Team Sport’ - GalleyCat

The Future of Literary Agents: ‘Publishing Is a Team Sport’ - GalleyCat | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
The Future of Literary Agents: ‘Publishing Is a Team Sport’
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Why Children Hold The Key To Your Future As An Author | Bestseller Labs

Why Children Hold The Key To Your Future As An Author | Bestseller Labs | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
What every author should learn from the phenomenal rise in children's eBook sales. That generation won't be buying printed books. It'll be eBooks.
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Troll's comments prompt author to pledge charity donation for every insult

Troll's comments prompt author to pledge charity donation for every insult | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
'Racist Sexist Homophobic Dipshit' will cue rewards for civil rights and LGBT groups by attacking John Scalzi
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LOL. Only in a digital world.

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7 Pricing Mistakes That Can Seriously Stifle Sales

7 Pricing Mistakes That Can Seriously Stifle Sales | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
Learn about some common, and surprising, pricing mistakes that could kill your inbound marketing.
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What It Takes: NO ONE CARES

What It Takes: NO ONE CARES | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
Website of author and historian, Steven Pressfield.
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iBooks Author: 10 Video Tutorials To Learn How To Create Your First Interactive eBook

iBooks Author: 10 Video Tutorials To Learn How To Create Your First Interactive eBook | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Robin Good, A_G_Storm
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Great Tutorial.

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Literary Agent: We’re in the Artist Management Business | Digital Book World

Literary Agent: We’re in the Artist Management Business | Digital Book World | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
As the publishing landscape shifts, so too is the business of being a literary agent changing. Authors today have more power than ever before and more
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True!

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How to Kill a Vampire (Series)

How to Kill a Vampire (Series) | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
Ending a successful book franchise can be messy. Why fans are outraged by Charlaine Harris's decision to wrap up the Sookie Stackhouse series.
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Great insight for anyone who dreams of a hot bestselling series as their golden ticket.

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Thursday News: Author Royalty Suit Against Harlequin Dismissed; Petition to change return rules on Amazon

Thursday News: Author Royalty Suit Against Harlequin Dismissed; Petition to change return rules on Amazon | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
Class Action Complaint Against Harlequin Enterprises Dismissed – Late Tuesday night, the class action complaint against Harlequin for failing to pay appropriate royalties was toss out. The suit was initially filed back in June of 2012.
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Kickstart this book! What I learned about crowdsourced publishing

Kickstart this book! What I learned about crowdsourced publishing | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
Last fall, Book Riot successfully funded a Kickstarter campaign to publish a book. But it was grueling and not very financially rewarding. Here’s what you need to keep in mind if you decide to publish via Kickstarter.
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If you're thinking of funding your book through a Kickstarter...things to keep in mind.

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Challenging assumptions

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Wonderful overview of the issues that selling used digital books could raise.

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Goodreads CEO Reveals A Shockingly Easy Way To Sell More Books | Bestseller Labs

Goodreads CEO Reveals A Shockingly Easy Way To Sell More Books | Bestseller Labs | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
Otis Chandler reveals a simple but highly effective method authors can use to sell lots more books, without actually doing any work.
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The slideshare survey is fascinating. Every indie author should have a look.

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Indie Bookstores Sue Amazon, Big Publishers Over DRM | Digital Book World

Indie Bookstores Sue Amazon, Big Publishers Over DRM | Digital Book World | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
A class-action lawsuit was filed by three independent bookstores in New York late last week alleging that confidential agreements between Amazon and the six
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Interesting!

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A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: How To Sell Ebooks

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Amazon wins broad patent on reselling and lending ‘used’ digital goods

Amazon wins broad patent on reselling and lending ‘used’ digital goods | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
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A blip in the present, a big signal in the future?

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More thoughts about the future of bookstores, triggered by Barnes & Noble's own predictions for itself - The Shatzkin Files

More thoughts about the future of bookstores, triggered by Barnes & Noble's own predictions for itself - The Shatzkin Files | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
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10 Tips for Using Evernote Effectively

10 Tips for Using Evernote Effectively | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
Evernote is a tool for keeping track of, well, everything. At least everything as far as digital information goes, or information that can be digitized.

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Good tips!

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