Everything I know about indie publishing

    A lecture on ebook publishing I prepared for a tertiary seminar on publishing. It’s been a few months now since my last post, but this isn’t the kind of site where I promise to deliver three weekly updates, only to disappoint with the inevitable absences. Google Analytics tells me that people come here […]

Ebook formats

    Part 8: the pros and cons of ebook formats such as EPUB, MOBI and PDF.   If you ever want to make your head explode, check out Wikipedia’s list of ebook formats. Like most format wars, though, there are winners and losers and the good news for sanity is that most formats on […]

Pros and cons of indie publishing

    Part 5: what should you know about indie publishing before you decide to become an indie publisher?   If you want to be an indie publisher, prepare to fill a myriad of roles other than that of ‘writer’. Successful publishers, indie or otherwise, state again and again that it’s not the sort of […]

The case for ebooks

    Part 3: the pros and cons of ebooks, as compared to paper books.   One day, I’ll take my grandchildren up into the attic and show them a dusty metallic rectangle stamped with the tarnished logo of the now defunct Sony corporation.* “Kids,” I’ll say to them, “your old grandpa used to listen […]