Interview Publishing

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Interview: Jane Friedman on marketing and building an author platform

Jane Friedman, former Writer’s Digest publisher and newly-appointed online editor for the Virginia Quarterly Review, talks about how writers can build an author platform, how to promote books without being pushy, and the future of publishing. Imagine you’ve just been put in charge of one of the big publishers, and you have to come up … Continue reading

Interview: The Creative Penn’s Joanna Penn on her novels Pentecost and Prophecy, and her work helping other writers

Joanna Penn is the author of action-adventure thriller novels Pentecost and Prophecy, as well as a non-fiction book on career change. Joanna’s site helps people write, publish and market their books and has been voted one of the Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2 years running. You can follow Joanna on Twitter @thecreativepenn. Can … Continue reading

Interview with ebook formatter and Jason Dark author Guido Henkel

Guido Henkel is the author of the Jason Dark novels. He’s also an expert ebook formatter. In this interview, he talks about his formatting services and offers some advice to authors. How did you get into the business of formatting ebooks? I am coming from a very technical background in that I’ve been a computer … Continue reading

Interview: Goodreads’ Patrick Brown on using the site to reach new readers

Since its launch in December 2006, Goodreads has become the leading social cataloguing sites and has amassed millions of users. For self-published authors, a Goodreads profile is a necessity. The site’s Community Manager and Author Program Manager talks about how authors can make Goodreads work for them, and how the site plans to develop in … Continue reading

Interview with Streetlight Graphics book cover design service

Once you’ve written your ebook and you’re ready to publish, you’ll need a cover. We asked Streetlight Graphics about the service they provide, and about any advice they have for authors. Who is Streetlight Graphics? This is a question that a lot of people aren’t aware of the answer to. In the past, Streetlight Graphics … Continue reading

Interview with ebook cover designer Ronnell D Porter

For self-published authors, one of the biggest challenges is finding a good cover. Some people learn to create their own covers, but many turn to professional designers. Here, Ronnell D Porter talks about his work as an ebook cover designer, and offers some tips for anyone looking to hire a designer for a project. How … Continue reading

Interview with eFiction’s Doug Lance

Doug Lance’s eFiction is one of the most popular fiction magazines around today, publishing “fiction with a still-beating heart, fresh from the minds of their authors”. Here, he talks about how he started the site, the future of digital publishers, and his plans for eFiction. What made you start eFiction? I was in college. Everyone … Continue reading

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