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Ghost in the machine: What does a ghost writer actually do?

Ghost in the machine: What does a ghost writer actually do?
  Almost everyone wants to write a book someday. Most people just don’t do it. There are many reasons for the lack of follow-through; one of them is time. This is especially pertinent for executives, celebrities or motivational speakers who really should have a book out there to support their work, but just don’t have the time to put one tog......
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Is Partridge Africa a scam?

Is Partridge Africa a scam?
  This is a letter I have received from South African author – Francois* - and is published with his consent. It details his experience as a first-time author dealing with the publishing company Partridge Africa. I will leave the letter as unedited as possible and add only comments and clarity where I think they might be needed. (Dave.) For t......
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2016 – The year of the book - A celebration of self-publishing through numbers.

2016 – The year of the book - A celebration of self-publishing through numbers.
  45 000 , 78, 71 – A code for that safe where you keep the things no one must find? Nah, even better. Our digital publishing startup recently turned four (counting from the evening of its conception). This post is a textual-reminiscence over the year that was and what it meant for the self-publishing author. I had a wee bit o......
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Understanding the Internet – A Case study highlighting why it makes sense to use Google Analytics with your business blog

Understanding the Internet – A Case study highlighting why it makes sense to use Google Analytics with your business blog
  I wanted to kick-off the new year by asking a simple question: How our website and blog has made your day better. There are obviously a few ways in which a popular, populated blog can help a reader. I wanted to ask a few simple questions of my digital publishing platform. The answers would be gleaned from the vast......
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I need your help

I need your help
  I need your help. Freely sharing (self) publishing advice for authors is a passion. Guess what: blogging is a job that does not pay us. The reward for hours spent behind our keyboards is delivered in the form of comments from our happy blog readers. Totally worth it. However as a South African blogging into the international internet ether......
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