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Posts Tagged ‘Matthew Mather’

J.C. Reed Dominates Self-Published Bestsellers List

For another week in a row, novelist J.C. Reed has seized the top two spots in our Self-Published Bestsellers List.

To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in four major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, B&N, Apple iBookstore and Smashwords. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book.

If you want more resources as an author, try our Free Sites to Promote Your eBook post, How To Sell Your Self-Published Book in Bookstores post and our How to Pitch Your Book to Online Outlets post.

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Personal Essay Writing

Personal Essay WritingStarting October 28, work with a published journalist to draft, edit, and sell your first-person essays! Jessica Olien will help you to workshop your writing so that it's ready to pitch to editors. You'll learn how to tell your personal story, self-edit you work to assess voice, style, and tone, and sell your essays for publication. Register now!

Mystery & Thriller Self-Published Bestsellers for June 2013

Once again, novelist James Hankins led our list of Self-Published thrillers and mysteries with Brothers and Bones.  Find more independently published mysteries and thrillers in our monthly list below…

Our weekly self-published bestsellers list is often dominated by the popular genres of romance and erotica. In an effort to help GalleyCat readers find other kinds of independent authors, we will offer regular genre-focused bestseller lists–highlighting three top books from four different marketplaces.

If you want more resources as an author, try our Free Sites to Promote Your eBook post, How To Sell Your Self-Published Book in Bookstores post and our How to Pitch Your Book to Online Outlets post.

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Self-Published Science Fiction Bestsellers for May 2013

Science fiction novelist Matthew Mather led our Science Fiction Self-Published Bestsellers list with CyberStorm this month (he also spoke at our course for indie authors).

Our weekly self-published bestsellers list is often dominated by the popular genres of romance and erotica. In an effort to help GalleyCat readers find other kinds of independent authors, we will offer regular genre-focused bestseller lists for other kinds of indie writers.

To keep the list fresh, we’ve highlighted three top books from four different marketplaces. If you are an author, check out our new online course–finish your book with the help of bestselling independent authors.

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Self Published Mystery & Thriller Bestsellers in May 2013

Looking for a good mystery or thriller this weekend? Find more independently published mysteries and thrillers in our monthly list below…

Our weekly self-published bestsellers list is often dominated by the popular genres of romance and erotica. In an effort to help GalleyCat readers find other kinds of independent authors, we will offer regular genre-focused bestseller lists–highlighting three top books from four different marketplaces.

If you want more resources as an author, try our Free Sites to Promote Your eBook post, How To Sell Your Self-Published Book in Bookstores post and our How to Pitch Your Book to Online Outlets post.

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Mystery & Thriller Self-Published Bestsellers List for April 2013

Looking for a good mystery or thriller this weekend? Find more independently published mysteries and thrillers in our monthly list below…

Our weekly self-published bestsellers list is often dominated by the popular genres of romance and erotica. In an effort to help GalleyCat readers find other kinds of independent authors, we will offer regular genre-focused bestseller lists–highlighting three top books from four different marketplaces.

If you are an author, check out our new online course–finish your book with the help of bestselling independent authors.

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Finish Your Book with Our Online Community

Struggling to finish your book? No matter where you live, Mediabistro has a new online course designed to guide independent authors through the final and most important steps of the publishing process.

If you want to see one of our course speakers in action, bestselling author Matthew Mather will unveil his new novel on Facebook tonight. In addition, Smashwords co-founder Mark Coker, bestselling self-published author Colleen Hoover and seasoned writer Guy Kawasaki will help you complete your book in Mediabistro’s new Self-Publishing Finishing School.

For a fraction of the cost of a self-publishing package, our online instructors will walk you through this daunting process in a six-week workshop. As part of the course, you will get writing advice, editing support and ultimately, an online spotlight for your work.

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How To Use Craigslist as an Editing Tool

Self-published novelist Matthew Mather used Craigslist as his “secret weapon” for editing his novel.

Since he released his first science fiction novel in August, Mather has counted over 40,000 downloads of The Complete Atopia Chronicles. This week, he shared his free SHAKESPEARE system for self-published authors, including his Craigslist tip.

Check it out: “If your work is not edited well, you will get killed in the reviews and by word of mouth. Go on Craigslist and find some recently-graduated (and unemployed) English lit majors to edit your book on the cheap. A ‘real’ editor can be extremely expensive; while the quality may not be perfect, hiring unemployed English-lit majors can save you hundreds, even thousands of dollars. There is no excuse to not get an external editor of some kind, and not getting one will kill your chances of success.”

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