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Authors on YouTube

When you read books, have you ever wondered what the authors sound like? Today, as I was looking for how to pronounce an author’s name, I came across his channel and was able to discover how his name is pronounced. The author is George H. Sirois. It’s a French last name, but he’s American, so I had no idea how he pronounced it. I know the French pronunciation, and no, he doesn’t pronounce it the French way.

So, this had me wondering about other authors on YouTube. Here’s the result of my pondering.

Patrick Rothfuss has a channel, and here’s a really long video.

Brandon Sanderson also has a channel. And here’s his ice bucket challenge.

Hugh Howey has quite a few videos. This is his Wool Synopsis.

And look, Michael J. Sullivan has a channel. This is his oldest video.

There are more, of course. And I’d like to know about them. Are there any authors on YouTube that you watch? Share their channels below!

Well-known Authors Who Blog

All this talk about whether authors should blog had me thinking, what famous authors actually maintain a blog? There are a few that I follow.

First is John Scalzi’s Whatever. He’s a science fiction author that seems to be quite active with readers.

Second is N. K. Jemisin’s Epiphany 2.0. She’s a fantasy author, and she also responds to comments.

Third is Hugh Howey’s The Wayfinder. He’s also a science fiction author, and probably the best-known for starting out self-publishing, getting a big book deal while still retaining digital rights. However, he doesn’t seem to respond to comments. He reads them, as he left an addendum on his most recent post responding to comments in general.

And I have to mention Michael J. Sullivan’s website, because he has contributed to this blog in the past, and he is wonderful at responding to his fans and comments.

How about you? Do you know any other more well-known authors who blog? Share the links in the comments below!

Publishing and Kindle Unlimited: Conclusions from Hugh Howey’s Latest Author Earnings Report

Very interesting. Seems Kindle Unlimited actually is increasing author income. Thanks to Hugh Howey for a lot of investigation into this. I strongly urge you to read this if you’re thinking about KU.

Nicholas C. Rossis

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Image: islam-science.net

This has been a busy week. I was reading a post by Chris McMullen on Kindle Unlimited and the effect it has on rank. The next day, I came across Hugh Howey’s latest Author Earnings Report (October 2014), and a couple of interesting posts by Publishing Perspectives and Savvy Writers. As always, the publishing industry is in a state of flux, making self publishing a bit like trying to score a goal on an uneven field. Filled with shifting sand. And moving goal posts. Oh, did I mention we’re using a Rubic’s cube for a ball?

So, what have I learned from all that?

First, Some Numbers

The total number of books in print hit 28 million worldwide in 2013 , as calculated by all the titles that acquired ISBNs. In the United States, some 390,000 ISBNs were taken by the self-published authors, while approximately 300,000 were solicited…

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