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Avast! Piracy and the Self-Publisher

I just had a conversation with a friend about the issue of piracy. I thought I’d share this post on the subject I wrote for Joel Friendlander’s TheBookDesigner.com: I hear from a lot of authors — traditionally and self-published — who are panicked to find their work being stolen. “I just did a Google search,” they’ll moan, “and […]

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Interview: Risuko author David Kudler talks writing

John Byrne Barry, award-winning author of political and crime thrillers, interviewed Risuko author David Kudler for the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association web site on the day of Risuko’s release. In the interview, Kudler discusses the writing process, including: what it’s like to write the first book in a series, how to balance leaving your readers […]

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Risuko Release Day Events!

Release day for Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale (June 15) is almost here! We’ve got lots of exciting news for you — and more on the way. So keep checking on Stillpoint Digital Press, Risuko.net, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter! If you haven’t read it, check out David Kudler’s post on writing Risuko, The Magic of History: Writing historical […]

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The Ebook Retail Universe

This is the sixth installment in my series of posts about ebook creation. Like the others, it was originally posted on Joel Friedlander’s wonderful resource for indie publishers,TheBookDesigner.com The Ebook Retail Universe I realized after my last post (looking at ebook conversion tools) that in my excitement in finally getting to the nuts and bolts of […]

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Free for all: giving your ebook away on Amazon

“Selling” for free I had a client ask me recently why you can’t price an ebook as free on Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing platform. The author wanted to promote her first book by giving it away — she’d been told that was the best way to make a splash. I told her that you CAN […]

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Author Jack Beritzhoff Sails Away

We regret to announce that Merchant Marine veteran, raconteur, and Stillpoint author Jack Beritzhoff has passed away. His daughter Lisa Beritzhoff shared this statement: I wanted to let you know that [Jack] passed last night with the sweet music of Cole Porter in the background and his family nearby. He had a good run and was […]