This Week’s Feature Author Interview with Michael Parker Hi Michael Parker, welcome to the Indie Publishing Group website. Introduce yourself to us. Tell everyone who you are, where you’re from, what do you enjoy doing, hobbies and interests. My name is Michael Parker: Mick to my wife, Mike when she wants something, and Michael when… via... Continue Reading →
I'm a little embarrassed to admit this but the other day I had an article I wrote posted on a writer's site and I plum forgot to let you all know about it. Now that I've remembered, here's the link, in case any of you would like to read about what it's like for me... Continue Reading →
As some of you may be aware, I have recently had problems with my books on Amazon, this would be annoying at the best of times, but immediately following the release of a new book, which has just hit 6 top 100 charts, is something of a disaster. Fortunately I have moved my books to... Continue Reading →
For those of you who have been reading and liking my first book, Where There's A Will: Inspector Stone Mysteries #1, here is what I hope you'll consider a treat, a sneak preview of An Eye For An Eye: Inspector Stone Mysteries #2, which I currently have scheduled for a September release. There's no cover... Continue Reading →
People often ask me why I went the self-published route rather than traditional publishing. Sometimes, on the difficult days, I even wonder myself.
Part of it was control. I’ve heard horror stories of authors hating the covers that the publishers have given them and having no recourse to change them. Or they’ve been asked to take out some element of the book that they feel is important.
In self-publishing, I have all of the control. I also have all the risk and the burden, so it’s a trade-off. But for now it is working for me. While I am relatively unknown, there isn’t as much risk.
I also like having all the information. I can see how many sales I am having per day, and adjust accordingly. I can see what is working, and what’s not. I can see how many copies I’m selling for what price, which makes estimating…
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After discussing the question of how to develop interest in a pre-order title for someone who is still in the early stages of their writing career, I was given the following advice Make the book 99c/99p during the pre-order period, and let the world know that the book is at a special price prior to... Continue Reading →
Okay everyone, this s**t is getting real; I have an awesome cover, some fabulous bookmarks (who doesn't like a good bookmark) and I'm halfway through the editing. It's time to announce the release date for my next novel, and that date is April 1st Written In Blood is not a part of my Inspector Stone series,... Continue Reading →
This is my second go around as a published author, I was published for a time in the early days of the indie scene, and during both my previous time as an author and my current career I have come across the question posed in this post's header. It seems that many indies cannot see... Continue Reading →
Now that 2017 has started, it's time to look ahead to what's in store, both personally and on the writing front. Discounting the release of my first novel, 2016 was not a very good year, I had to have a major operation early last year for a burst appendix; it was good for losing some... Continue Reading →