Tag: indie books

There’s An Indie Publishing Gold Rush, And Guess Who’s Making A Killing?

There’s An Indie Publishing Gold Rush, And Guess Who’s Making A Killing?

It is a little-known fact that the old trope of a piano falling on someone’s head was inspired by every Irish person ever who felt proud of themselves for even five minutes. In this post I deal with misplaced pride, indie publishing scams, bogus bestsellers, my difficult childhood, and why if you want to be original, you should never read anything written by anyone else. Ever.

If Amazon Isn’t A Monster, Then Who Is The Publishing Baddie Under Our Beds?

Should We All Take a Summer Holiday from Social Media?

Amazon have been accused of gaming the system – or perhaps the algorithm – in favour of books published by their own imprints. But are they really as bad as we fear? I know they’re huge. I know they’re watching us. But how scared should we be? And is there ever a case for a benevolent dictator?