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36 votes
12 answers
9k views

Is it true that good novels will automatically sell themselves on Amazon (and so on) and there is no need for one to waste time promoting?

23 votes
12 answers
6k views

When writing science fiction, how important is it to provide scientific details for the (fictitious) things you are presenting in the story?

17 votes
9 answers
9k views

Is it possible for an author to release a novel every week using dictation technology?

14 votes
4 answers
2k views

What matters more when it comes to book covers? Is it ‘professional quality’ or relevancy?

12 votes
3 answers
1k views

Is it true that stories get rejected simply because the stories are not appealing enough and not because of the quality of the writing?

9 votes
8 answers
743 views

How can one "treat writing as a job" even though it doesn't pay?

8 votes
1 answer
215 views

Are there certain keywords that Amazon expects one to use if one's genre fiction book contains sex scenes but doesn't really fall under erotica?

7 votes
8 answers
1k views

Why do most literature magazines take so long (several weeks or months) to respond to submissions despite having only a few hundred subs per month?

7 votes
3 answers
298 views

Is it true that writers don't really need agents and they can just query publishers directly, as Dean Wesley Smith says?

6 votes
6 answers
316 views

How much value do publishers and editors place on informative/educational content in fiction stories?

6 votes
3 answers
296 views

Is it true that a great cover is enough to sell many copies of your book

6 votes
5 answers
798 views

Does self-publishing one's eBook online hurt a writer's chances of later selling the same book to a traditional publisher?

6 votes
7 answers
355 views

Is it true that the need for marketing/promoting one's books is a "myth"?

5 votes
7 answers
557 views

Is it true that "Any story can be great in the hands of the right storyteller"?

5 votes
9 answers
489 views

Why do expert fiction writers often give conflicting and contradictory advice to novice writers? [closed]

5 votes
2 answers
638 views

What percentage of Amazon ebook customers in the US are subscribers to Kindle Unlimited?

4 votes
2 answers
213 views

Why is it that all the bestselling indie authors are based in the US (and, to a much smaller degree, the UK)?

3 votes
4 answers
300 views

How do some self-published books on Amazon get lots of sales without any marketing whatsoever?

3 votes
1 answer
97 views

What exactly is a 'series' in indie publishing?

3 votes
3 answers
367 views

Is it possible for one to be a good editor but a bad writer or vice versa?

3 votes
3 answers
225 views

Why do literary magazines insist on cover letters?

3 votes
1 answer
284 views

As an author, how can you ensure that your agent/publisher isn’t ripping you off by pocketing your money and giving you false info about sales?

2 votes
2 answers
103 views

As a new author, is it possible to sell a book to a publisher within one or two weeks after you've finished writing it?

1 vote
1 answer
162 views

Which are the fastest-paying literary magazines?

1 vote
0 answers
44 views

Is frequent releasing of new books a good alternative to doing promotions?

0 votes
5 answers
928 views

Does Dean Wesley Smith's recommended method of writing into the dark, editing and sending actually produce quality writing that editors accept?

0 votes
2 answers
390 views

Why does pricing one's ebook at $1.99 tend to result in far lower sales than pricing it at $2.99 or $0.99?

-1 votes
1 answer
132 views

Are there any sites where authors can offer up their novel manuscripts for sale to other authors (who may want to buy ghostwritten work)?

-3 votes
1 answer
133 views

Are there any online literary magazines that provide feedback regarding work that they turn down?

-3 votes
7 answers
222 views

Should I be myself and write what I really want even though it isn't getting much traction? [closed]