Here's the book that is helping to unleash a 21st-century indie movement of writers and readers, by Stephen Windwalker, the number-one selling author in the Amazon Kindle bookstore - Beyond the Literary-Industrial Complex: How Authors and Publishers Are Using the Amazon Kindle and Other New Technologies to Unleash a 21st-Century Indie Movement of Readers and Writers. Elegantly weaving polemic and primer, Windwalker illuminates the failure of major publishers to serve either readers or authors, issues a compelling call for change, and guides authors and independent publishers through the steps that will allow them to succeed, and to connect with discerning readers, in the fast-changing publishing world made possible by new technologies such as the Amazon Kindle and CreateSpace.
Here's the do-it-yourself guide to creating your own success story with new technologies: the book that is helping thousands of authors and publishers to make a smooth and profitable transition to the digital publishing future, by Stephen Windwalker, who has learned from his experiences as an author, bookseller, and publishing executive to sell more copies than any other author in Amazon's Kindle Bookstore. Chapters include: A Step-by-Step Approach to Publishing a Kindle Edition of Your Book or Document, Publishing Your Fiction on the Kindle Platform, Start Earning a Living Today Writing Articles for the Kindle, The Business Side of Kindle Publishing, and Rebel Distribution and Amazon's Marketplace of the Mind: Why You Need a Publisher Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle. 41,000 words.
Unravel the mystery of fostering a vibrant mystery collection for your library patrons! Whodunnit? Managing the Mystery Collection: From Creation to Consumption reveals just who is responsible—for providing high-quality library mystery collections to fans. This resource takes you through the complicated process, from creating a mystery story to getting it to the library bookshelf and your patrons—all with clear explanations and no plot twists. Authors, readers, critics, scholars, and librarians give you an interdisciplinary inside look at the production and collection of one of the most popular genres in literature, the mystery. This unique book comprehensively explains how a mystery sto...
Unmentionables is the epic story of two couples in the Civil War south. One couple is straight, white and wealthy; the other is gay, black and enslaved. Field hand Jimmy meets Cato, a house servant from a nearby plantation. Over time, Jimmy's fascination with Cato grows into romantic love. Winner 2010 Book of the Year award for Gay fiction