How to Win the Culture War

It’s no secret that we’re currently engaged in a culture war, whether you want to admit it or not. Most of the people who run “mainstream” culture, especially geek culture, tend to be from one single side of the political divide—the Left—and often very far to that side. We see it in their pushing of…

Analog Mindset

The debate between advocates of both traditional and indie publishing is still very much on, and it is certainly something that often gets asked of authors, myself included. I’ve talked a bit about my reasons for going indie in the past, but a couple days ago, Brian Niemeier put out an excellent post on the…

How to Find a Cover Artist

As much as people like to say that we shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, the fact of the matter is that we very much do. In many respects, the cover is the most important way to attract readers, as a great cover that conveys your book’s genre, tone, and type of story will…

Some Brief Thoughts on Marketing, As a New Author

It’s no secret that for many, many writers, marketing and promotion is much harder than doing the actual writing (and even if the writing is hard at times, I would hope we at least enjoy doing it). I, perhaps unsurprisingly, fall into this category. I’ve never really been a “people person,” in general, and while…