Daniel J....14 hours ago
I am incredibly happy and humbled by the amount of attention this post and the one preceding it have received. I believe I have found my passion - advocating for and working to create a system that embraces independent authors rather than marginalizing them. Look for more posts in this vein soon!
Cate Russell-Cole1 day ago
Add on the price that Bowker charges for barcodes, here in Australia, and it's utter extortion! I have to buy them in lots of ten to make it worthwhile.
Pauline Baird Jones2 days ago
ISBNs are free in Canada, too. I read a piece about why they are so expensive, I think it was a Porter Anderson piece? But it still ticks me off that Bowker raised the price. They also charge for the scan code? Excuse me, if they are not for profit, why are they charging for something so easy to do and get for free? And why did they raise prices on the packs most purchased by indie authors? Then whine that they can't get accurate statistics? I did buy ISBNS, so that I could get my ebooks into libraries, but I certainly don't use one for every digital format. And I'm not sure what I'm going to do going forward, as it is purchase time for me, since I used all that I had in stock. Thanks for bringing this up. It is definitely a hot topic for indie authors.
Subash Roy24 hours ago
"They'll check out your site and your social presence. That's the acid test." It is really the acid test. Once you have made the impression, you can expect a long term social media relationship. Nice post..Loved it.
Subash Roy24 hours ago
"Viral Lovable content" and "constant interaction" will always be the most important steps to build up a social media network.
Lynnette Labelle3 days ago
Thanks! I won't have time, but if you do it, I'll live through you. ;)
UNWRAPPING ROMANCE3 days ago
Wonderful post, Lynnette! Yes, I wish folks would remember that a first draft is like a toddler, it's a long way from grown up. I love NaNoWriMo. Hope I can squeeze it in this year. :-)
Tammy Doiel1 day ago
Great article about Tsu. I am a contributor and give snippets or what is changing in social media. I'll probably give a link to you post.
Jomer Gregorio1 day ago
Well said David! Spammers are pain in the ass. They need to have pro-active plan to stop them before they ruin the network.
David Leonhardt2 days ago
Jomer, Coen I do think this has a lot of potential. There is no such thing as a "sure thing" but it seems that Tsu is growing faster than Google Plus was at first. As long as they can keep it from getting too spammy from impatient people looking to make a quick buck, I think Tsu has a very bright future.
Subash Roy1 hour ago
The safety tips are really helpful and worth remembering. One should never be into drugs or at home and one should have a controlled levels of alcohol. And the most important thing you have outlined is that never drink and drive. Great post.
Plan It On A Post-It2 hours ago
Life definitely brings its share of ups and downs. Although the journey can be difficult at times, having the relationships to get you through those tough times,means everything. Great post!
Tramp Lee Designs4 hours ago
I have made the mistake of going back and realizing that I did something stupid, like misspelled someones name, put Julie instead of Julia. I am horrible about not rereading my own writing. I, for some reason, cannot stand to read what I have written. I know that sounds weird. It bothers me somewhat. When I write, it is a purge of sorts usually. I am not so much a content writer as a purger. lol.. If I am writing information, I fact check each paragraph very carefully, but then, when each one is finished, I never want to see them again. Strange method, I know. I also know that I will probably never get rich and famous for writing. Not my intention.
Noel Rosos8 hours ago
You are spot on bro! Here in the Philipines, partners both working but still living n the edge is almost a norm. I should know because I am one of them that's why Im not gonna teach my kids to go the traditional route when they grow up. If I knew early on I would have went after entrepreneurship. Tnx for this artcle man!