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Ten Books to Read in 2018 — Longreads

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We asked writers, editors, and booksellers to tell us about a few books they felt deserved more recognition last year.

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What do you think of this recommended reading list? Have any of the titles made it onto your bookshelf?

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Eye of the TimeGate – The Swamp Podcast #36

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Eye of The TimeGate Book coverThe Swamp Podcast co-host Russ has finally released his new science fiction novel Eye of the Timegate and he can’t wait to tell everyone about it. So, in this podcast, Rui and Russ talk about the journey in the publishing of Eye of the TimeGate and all that palaver.

Topics covered include working with small publishers and editors, selecting cover artists, and the merits of using Create Space to publish a ‘hard copy’, as well as the lowdown on Smashwords versus Amazon Kindle self-publishing platforms.

To break the monotony, the boys also share their list of Best Time Travel Novels of All Time. What Russ’s novel is doing in that list, we don’t know, but it’s there!

It may even possibly have something to do with David.J.Lake’s book, The Man Who Loved Morlocks. 

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How the Self-Publishing Industry Changed, Between My First and Second Novels — Longreads

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In the last few years, self-publishing and marketing your own books has become increasingly more difficult.

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Lovely piece from author Nicole Dieker writing on the current state of play in the self-publishing industry and the increasingly difficult challenge for authors to generate book sales and juggle their book writing and their book marketing.