Posts Tagged: The Passive Voice

Apple Business Self Publishing Trade Publishing
Amazon. Big monopoly or several million small ones?
January 30, 2016
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Every time I think this issue is over it finds its way back into the news. Once again the Authors Guild and their Big 5 masters are screaming a word they just don’t seem to understand. Monopoly. They throw the word around with abandon. Monopoly: mo•nop•o•ly the exclusive possession or control of the supply or trade in a commodity or service. Via: Flickr (license) These articles always manage to work in the word Antitrust, yet they seem to have a hard time with its definition as […]
It’s the end of the World as we know it…. blah blah blah
July 7, 2015
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                                                                           Photopin (license) I spent most of June on vacation in the mountains of North Carolina. Little to no cell phone coverage. No internet. If we went down the mountain and into town all of our phones would light up like Christmas trees after a certain turn in the […]
Hugh Howey Self Publishing Trade Publishing
Lee Child and Measuring Success.
October 16, 2014
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                                                                                                                Via: Flickr A few weeks ago Lee Child was brave enough to stick his head into the lions mouth of the indie world. First he appeared on The Passive Voice. […]
Would I rather win as a reader or as an indie author?
July 11, 2014
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Thinking Long-Term
April 11, 2014
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                                          Via: Flickr  Evidently, this man is evil? Yesterday on The Passive Voice there was posted an article about Amazon. Nothing unusual there, but this one started a debate that has raged on for over 200 comments as of this writing. The article was from Business Insider and titled: Amazon Pays Its Staff Up To $5,000 If They Quit — No Strings Attached The gist of […]
Author Earnings Hugh Howey Self Publishing Trade Publishing
What kind of reader are you? Big Pub thinks they know.
March 3, 2014
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                                                                                                 Via: Flickr This past month we saw the birth of AuthorEarnings, a website created by best-selling author and self-publishing guru Hugh Howey, in trying to expose what kind of money authors, both trade and self published, are really making. […]
Too Stupid not to Share with you
February 21, 2014
                                                         Via: Flickr As most of my readers know I’m a fathful follower of The Passive Voice, in my opinion the best website out there for self-publishers. A little background. TPV is run by a lawyer who’s wife writes Historical Romance. He describes himself as “an attorney who works with contracts – negotiating them, writing them, analyzing them and […]
How Indie are you?
March 14, 2013
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                                                         Via: Flickr As the world of self-publishing continues to grow and change, the term indie author is naturally evolving as well. Most would define the term in the simplest definition as possible; Indie Author: An author who produces and publishes their own work without the aid of a traditional publishing entity. But is it really that simple? Is […]