The Writing Biz

Posts about the business side of writing and publishing.

How to Track Book Sales — Even When You’re Not the Publisher

In this article, I evaluate sales tracking systems that are free to any author with an ebook on Amazon, paying special attention to Pronoun and NovelRank. Why these two? I've used both of these for a while because they're user-friendly and can be used by any author whether they self-publish their ebooks or work with a traditional publisher. I also touch on tracking sales of print books—a much more difficult endeavor.

Samhain is closing … again

It's been a crazy two months, hasn't it? Torquere, All Romance, and now Samhain closes. I'd been rooting for them to keep things going after they revamped last year. As a writer, the frustrating thing is not knowing what percentage of these closings are due to poor business acumen, and what are due to Amazon's hold on the indy romance market. Sigh.

Upcoming deadlines

Browse the calendar for submission calls from various publishers of speculative fiction, romance, and erotica. 

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