Beyond The Literary-Industrial Complex: Using The Amazon Kindle And Other New Technologies To Unleash An Indie Movement Of Readers & Writers

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Product Description Find out why you need a publisher ... like a fish needs a bicycle. Here's the book that is helping thousands of authors to unleash a 21st-century indie movement of writers and readers, by the #1 selling author in the Amazon Kindle bookstore. Elegantly combining mission and manual, Windwalker narrates the end of the old world of publishing due to the failure of major publishers to serve either readers or authors, issues a compelling call for change, and guides authors and independent publishers through the steps that will allow them to succeed and to connect with discerning readers, in the fast-changing publishing world made possible by new technologies such as Amazon's Kindle and CreateSpace. Also includes: * A STEP-BY-STEP APPROACH TO PUBLISHING A KINDLE EDITION OF YOUR BOOK OR DOCUMENT * PUBLISHING YOUR FICTION ON THE KINDLE PLATFORM * PUBLISHING PERIODICALS FOR THE AMAZON KINDLE * START EARNING A LIVING TODAY WRITING ARTICLES FOR THE KINDLE About the Author #1 bestselling author Stephen Windwalker writes the indieKindle blog and is the author of several books and numerous short-form pieces of fiction and nonfiction, some under his real name. He has worked as a community organizer, fruit picker, bean counter, sports writer, dishwasher, publishing industry executive, elected official, sandwich maker, and bookseller, among other things. Windwalker attended and eventually graduated from Harvard College with the help of a full scholarship. While an undergraduate he served as fiction editor of the Harvard Advocate and studied with Monroe Engel, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Robert Lowell, and Carter Wilson. He lives near Boston and is astonished by the fact that he is the author of the #1 bestselling title in the Amazon Kindle store. He is currently at various stages of anxiety and accomplishment with four works in progress: a novel (of course), a book about how to make the most of the Kindle's features, a book that he is writing with his son Danny under the working title Do the Math, Dude: A Kids' Guide to Baseball by the Numbers, and another impossible effort to merge primer and polemic, Reclaiming Our American Dreams in the Age of Obama.