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I was utterly fascinated by this story about a group of German artists who programmed a series of bots to “write” books and then self-publish them on Amazon. In their own words:

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This.  What kind of special pie were these Southern Pied people eating?  Their marketing strategy was utterly worthless in the long-term.  They were able to make money for what, like, five minutes before the whole plan blew up in their faces?

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The Room for Debate forum on the New York Times website has presented a couple of interesting topics related to books recently.  First was a somewhat controversial discussion about the value or worthlessness (that was the controversial part) of reading young adult books.

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In traditional publishing, the answer is an emphatic yes.  Take, for instance, what happened with Harlequin’s Blaze line when they switched from this to this.  As you can imagine, the hero-centric covers helped to increase the line’s sales.

But what about the covers of self-published e-books?

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There are a ton of factors that contribute to self-publishing success, but one of the most important to consider is price.  How much will you be selling your e-book for?  

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