The multiple self-publishing hurdles for non-US authors. Self-published authors, who like me, have the misfortune to reside outside the US know all too well of the handicaps and barriers that they have to accept, or break down along the route to getting their books self-published and promoted. There are issues such as extremely high shipping costs, and excessively long delivery times for POD books and higher minimum royalty payments that are only payable by check to non-US accounts, and not electronically as they are for US accounts. Even when they overcome issues such as these, further hurdles and worse, firmly closed doors await them along the way in trying to broaden their markets and promote
What happens to your online life when you drop off the perch? With so much interlinking, auto-sharing, auto-posting and re-tweeting I’m really wondering if I might just live on (socially speaking) for a few years without anyone noticing that I am actually quite dead. Perhaps I can plan for this eventuality by setting up some horribly clever automation that will have me bothering people from the grave and having a damn good chuckle at the joke from six-feet under. It wouldn’t take too much effort to link a few social media accounts and have them re-post to each other, ad infinitum, loop, loop, loop, laugh, laugh. With a WordPress blog,
So what’s new in tech? Well, nothing much these days really. Tech has come to a grinding halt on three fronts for me. The halt though, while extremely boring, is also saving me a lot of money. What’s boring is not worth buying. Apple I’ll start with Apple, who of course were everyone’s favourite company just a few short years ago. So cool were Apple, that people used to queue up for days in rain, snow and ice, just so they could be first to donate huge wads of cash to the Apple god of tech. Today, however, where are the queues of Apple tech heads with fat wallets of cash?
I have to kill a book. It’s a dog. It’s not easy to come to the conclusion that a book you have painstakingly written is a failure, but sometimes you have to take it on the chin, let it go and decide to kill a book. I made this decision after watching one particular book of mine fail at every turn. No amount of free ebook giveaways or promotion helped the poor darling, so I made the decision to unpublish it, and file it away under experience. By some weird coincidence, though, when I finally got up the courage to hit the kill buttons, both Amazon’s KDP and Createspace sites were down! They