Browsing Archive: January, 2013

Free Book Beast

Posted by Paul Samael on Monday, January 28, 2013, In : Self-publishing 

Although there are quite a few sites devoted to indie authors, I haven't come across that many which focus on free fiction.  Free Book Beast aims to do just that - and whereas some sites seem to feature free (or low priced) books purely as a way of generating ad revenue, this one appears to be trying to provide some useful content alongside them, so I hope it succeeds.
I've just contributed a guest post on where to find free fiction (other than on Amazon) and where to find recommendations/rev...

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Taking stock

Posted by Paul Samael on Sunday, January 6, 2013, In : Self-publishing 
It’s now more than 18 months since I set up this website and over a year since my first attempt at self-publishing.  So I thought now might be a good point to consider whether it’s been a worthwhile exercise so far.

Downloads are a fairly crude measure of success/failure – but for what it’s worth, here are my numbers as at 6 January 2013:

UPDATE 8.2014:  I have now discovered that the stats from Scribd are pretty unreliable, so in the interests of accuracy, you should ignore the totals...
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About Me

Paul Samael Welcome to my blog, "Publishing Waste" which will either (a) chronicle my heroic efforts to self-publish my own fiction; or (b) demonstrate beyond a scintilla of doubt the utter futility of (a). And along the way, I will also be doing some reviews of other people's books and occasionally blogging about other stuff.
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