The Fayborn Reading List (to date)

Readers of my Fayborn novels know that the story begun by Her Unwelcome Inheritance is a story full of other stories. As my namesake character in the novel puts it, "The more stories I study, the more I become convinced that there is only one story; and that we are, all of us, engaged in telling it." At the back …

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Wheaton’s Law

Thoughts on Digital Self-Publishing (DSP), Series SixWootton's First Principle of Digital Self-Publishing – First Build Reputation, Then Earn Revenue – has some corollaries. There are all kinds of ways to build reputation, after all, and all kinds of reputation you could have. When it comes to author reputation, these concepts help us understand what is …

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On the Supposed Unsuitability of Fairytales for Adults

My dear Lucy,I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it is printed and bound you will be older still. But some day you will be old …

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The Business of Today (Part One)

Thoughts on Digital Self Publishing (DSP), Series FiveIn the beginning of years, when the Internet was so new and all, and the Web Domains were just beginning to work for Man, there was a Dot-Com Idea, and he lived in the middle of a Howling Desert of Dial-up, most 'scruciating idle; and when anybody spoke …

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Authors as Marketers

Thoughts on Digital Self-Publishing (DSP), Series FourAll successful authors are successful self-marketers.Occasionally, you'll see traditionally-published authors arguing that they aren't interested in “going indie” because they don't want to do their own marketing. This is misleading; what they really mean is that they prefer doing the kind of marketing required by traditional publishing over the …

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It’s Fayborn Fortnight! Win Free Stuff!

Dear Friends & Followers,As you can imagine, I'm really excited about the release of my second Fayborn novel, The Eighth Square. The digital publishing process takes about two weeks. During that time, the new book will (eventually!) be made available from all the websites, in all the formats, and on all the different platforms, that you …

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