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The Fullness of the Void

I wrote this mainstream fiction story some years ago. I believe in 2010. When I read it to my writers' club, they were telling me it was one of the best things I'd written (up to that point, of...

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Tag Archives: indie publishing

Traditional, Indie, Profit-Sharing, and Vanity Publishing

Author R. L. Copple evaluates key differences between traditional publishing, indie publishing, profit-sharing publishing, and vanity publishing.

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Is Indie Publishing the New Vanity Press of Old?

Author R. L. Copple gives his opinion as a guest on author L. A. Sartor’s blog, along with author Anthea Lawson, on the question of whether the specter of vanity presses loom over indie publishers and how indie publishers are different.

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“Stop Online Piracy Act” and Indie-Publishing

R. L. Copple analysizes the effects the “Stop Online Piracy Act” will have on indie authors and publishers. And folks, the picture ain’t pretty.

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How to Make an Ebook:
Step 5 – Creating the EPUB Ebook and Uploading to B&N

R. L. Copple gives the next steps to create the EPUB ebook and how to upload it to Barnes and Noble’s PubIt.

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How to Make an Ebook:
Step 3 – Creating the PDF Ebook

R. L. Copple details how to set up the initial file with common characteristics, and then move on to create the PDF version of the ebook.

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New GftW Column:
Wading Through the Crap

Author R. L. Copple points out one critical piece of information that Eric Felten failed to consider in his Wall Street Journal Article, Cherish the Book Publishers—You’ll Miss Them When They’re Gone. The reader.

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  • Hero Game

    Second book in The Virtual Chronicles. A superhero space adventure!

  • Mind Game

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    First book in The Virtual Chronicles. Virtual reality has never been so real!

  • Reality’s Fire

    Third book in The Reality Chronicles. The exciting finale goes to Hell and back.

  • Reality’s Ascent

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    Second book in The Reality Chronicles. An adventure with consequences.

  • Reality’s Dawn

    First book in The Reality Chronicles. 15 adventures of Sisko to enjoy!

  • Ethereal Worlds Anthology

    25 short stories and flash fictions written over five years by R. L. Copple.

  • Strange Worlds of Lunacy

    Let's go there. It's a silly place. Two flash fictions in this anthology: "Shake, Rattle, and Roll," and "Baby Truth."