#Writers Beware: Author Solutions and Friends: The Inside Story | David Gaughran

The thing about dreams is that they are precious to those they belong to. As writers we of course love to write, but we also want to make a living from our art. Feed our families. Find a loyal readership to share our words with. Some of us dream of making it big. J.K. Rowling … Continue reading #Writers Beware: Author Solutions and Friends: The Inside Story | David Gaughran

Let’s Get Digital 2 Is Out!

‪Writers‬! The new updated edition of David Gaughran’s Let’s Get Digital is now available at Amazon. I’ve learned a lot from the first edition, and I’m sure a lot of other ‪authors‬ did too, so make sure you get this updated version with all the latest bits of information on how to launch your writing career.

“Let’s Get Digital covers everything from how the disruptive power of the internet has changed the publishing business forever to the opportunities this has created for writers. It gives you practical, hands-on advice, sharing the very latest best practices on editing, cover design, formatting, and pricing.”


“It gives you proven marketing strategies that won’t eat into your writing time and are actually effective at selling books. It also shares tips on platform building, blogging, and social networking, and explains which approaches are best for selling fiction versus non-fiction, and what writers should really focus on.”

There are plenty of other reasons, too, why you should get Let’s Get Digital. Go check it out, read what it is all about, read the reviews. It’s a good book to have as your partner when you venture into the publishing unknown.

I’m certainly updating my old copy.

David Gaughran

Digital2I’m very excited to announce the release of the new updated and expanded 2nd edition of Let’s Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should.

If you purchased the old 1st edition of Digital, you can grab the 2nd edition for free (instructions below). You won’t actually be able to purchase the new edition from Amazon if you bought the old one, so please follow those instructions to get your free copy.

For everyone else, you can check it out at Amazon US, Amazon UK, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Smashwords (and all the other Amazons too).

I’ve news below on a sale I’m running on the companion book Let’s Get Visible, and explain below how this launch has been a bit of a disaster, but first here’s the blurb for the new edition of Digital:


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The Author Exploitation Business | David Gaughran

I like to believe there is a huge chasm between vanity publishing and self-publishing. Vanity publishing has been with us for a long time. Many of us dream of being published and we approach this dream from different directions, vanity publishing being one of those directions, albeit an expensive and potentially damaging one. And there … Continue reading The Author Exploitation Business | David Gaughran

Penguin’s Solution for Authors: One Racket To Rule Them All

There are sharks out there, guys, and they're unscrupulous. They want to feed and they don't care how or who they eat. This article on David Gaughran's blog is a must read. It will help you make an informed choice when the time comes and you're in a situation where you want to use someone … Continue reading Penguin’s Solution for Authors: One Racket To Rule Them All