Faydra Deon featured on RollingOut.com

Faydra Deon featured on RollingOut.com

I’ve been featured on RollingOut.com. Check me out: http://v1s.it/fayonRO. I got a chance to talk about what I do, why I do it and what inspires me to do it. I also talk about the future of publishing. Let me know

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From Publishers Weekly: Indie Booksellers Sue Amazon, Big Six over E-book DRM

From Publishers Weekly: Indie Booksellers Sue Amazon, Big Six over E-book DRM

It’s been a while since booksellers sued publishers but that’s what’s just happened as three independent bookstores have filed an antitrust class action lawsuit against the big six houses and Amazon charging that by signing agreements that call for the

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From the Goodreads Blog: Exciting News About Goodreads: We’re Joining the Amazon Family!

From the Goodreads Blog: Exciting News About Goodreads: We’re Joining the Amazon Family!

When Elizabeth and I started Goodreads from my living room seven years ago, we set out to create a better way for people to find and share books they love. It’s been a wild ride seeing how the company has

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From gslawny.com: Investigation of Author Solutions’ Deceptive Practices

From gslawny.com: Investigation of Author Solutions’ Deceptive Practices

Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart LLP is currently investigating the practices of Author Solutions and all of its brands (AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Trafford, Xlibris, Inkubook, and Wordclay). Authors using Author Solutions have complained of deceptive practices, including enticing authors to purchase

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The first edition of the General Delivery Newsletter is hot off the press!

The first edition of the General Delivery Newsletter is hot off the press!

Click the image to read the first issue of the General Delivery Newsletter, and make sure to share the link with everyone you know!

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Hammer Your Grammar: Further vs. Farther

Hammer Your Grammar: Further vs. Farther

Which of these sentences is correct? A. The farmhouse is only a little further down the road? B. The farmhouse is only a little farther down the road? Further is used to denote figurative or “pretend” distance. Farther is used

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How can I set my eBook price to $0.00 on Amazon?

How can I set my eBook price to $0.00 on Amazon?

To answer the question of how you can set your eBook price to zero on Amazon, I have just two words for you. You can’t. The most important word in that two-word sentence is you. I know this because I’ve

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“Hey, I saw  your book cover on another book!” How to avoid this scenario…

“Hey, I saw your book cover on another book!” How to avoid this scenario…

With self-publishing comes self-book-cover-creation. There are also sites like Fiverr.com where people trying to make a little extra money will create your book covers on the cheap. Many independent authors, and even the folks creating book covers on the cheap,

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Profanity in my prose

Profanity in my prose

This was originally posted on another one of my blogs, which is why it already has a few comments. I recently did a content editing and enhancement job for a client. Based on the subject matter of her story—drugs, murder,

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From The Telegraph: Author backlash over Amazon’s new online review crackdown by Andrew Hough

From The Telegraph: Author backlash over Amazon’s new online review crackdown by Andrew Hough

Scores of authors in Britain and across the Atlantic have recently reported that their reviews have either mysteriously disappeared or were never published. Amazon has now admitted that it has introduced a ban on authors leaving reviews about other people’s

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