Advice from Anthea Sharp on Going Wide (or leaving Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited)

Prologue: I've covered several times on this website reasons why Amazon is terrible for authors.  Tl;dr:  Amazon can steal your money at any moment with no explanation why. As a result of this, many LitRPG authors are thinking of leaving the program, some already have.  No one cares what I have to say on the… Continue reading Advice from Anthea Sharp on Going Wide (or leaving Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited)

Artificial Rankings

You may remember this from another story, where the author of "Handbook for Mortals" got caught, (or her publishing company got caught), pre-ordering thousands of copies of the book then cancelling them to boost the sales rank. Then getting swatted down after the community found out. I have nothing against ARCs, beta readers, and other… Continue reading Artificial Rankings

Before you ask me to join your business

Business Talk I get offers to join some LitRPG business or group and become a writer for them all of the time.  None of these have yet gone anywhere.  Let me break down some business talk for you so before you send me a request about joining your group, you can read through the following… Continue reading Before you ask me to join your business

How to Write Amazing Direct to Market Stories

The Gartner Hype cycle is one of those simple graphs that shows a lot of important information. The downside to the Gartner Hype Cycle is that while it has great ad hoc and post hoc explanatory power, it doesn't have great predictive power.  In other words, it's not scientific in any sense.  It's still a useful ad… Continue reading How to Write Amazing Direct to Market Stories