Depends on who you ask.Professional organizations like the Authors Guild and the Romance Writers of America have fairly strict requirements for what it takes to become a member. Some of those organizations are now adapting their policies to include more authors, specifically self-published authors.Good E Reader editor-in-chief Michael Kozlowski believes that we should be very careful about who we allow to take the name “author,” arguing that only those who support themselves through their writing should take the name and that all others should go by “writer.”The idea has the indie author world in an uproar. More.To get all the ebook and digital publishing news you need every day in your inbox at 8:00 AM, sign up for the DBW Daily today!The rest of the day’s top news:Hugh Howey “Toxic”? (Good E Reader) Best-selling self-published author Hugh Howey has become a figurehead of sorts for indie authors – not only is he one of the most successful self-published authors yet, he also has been a consistent advocate that authors should self-publish. But is his message right for all authors?How to Price a Self-Published Ebook (PW) Pricing, like all decisions about a book’s publication, should be rooted in goals and data.Have Ebook …read more

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