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Randy Stapilus

Author  |  Carlton, Oregon  

Randy Stapilus founded Ridenbaugh Press in 1988 (as publisher of his book Paradox Politics) and the same-named web site and blog in 1994, making it one of the oldest political-oriented blogs in the Northwest. He edits and publishes the Idaho Weekly Briefing e-publication and an electronic monthly publications on water rights the National Water Rights Digest (both available by email), and writes a column on Idaho for several newspapers in the region. He is the author of a number of books on Idaho, most recently including 100 Influential Idahoans 2015, some published by Ridenbaugh Press and others by the Globe-Pequot Press and by the Caxton Press. (See the Ridenbaugh Press bookstore for a full list.) He lives in Carlton, Oregon, with his wife Linda.

Is Academic Publishing the Next to Go Indie?

Add academic publishing, at colleges and universities, to the growth areas in self-publishing. It’s been...
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Litsy Social Smartphone App for Booklovers

Do you know Litsy? For the millions of people who use their smartphones more than...
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Books-A-Million’s New Program Opens Shelf Space to Indies

UPDATE, February 2017: Books-A-Million is now outsourcing its self-publishing program through Infinity Publishing and no...
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What’s Amazon Cooking Up Next for Indie Authors?

Amazon.com is continuing to evolve. Some of the changes currently underway, like its big push...
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Yes, Your eBook Does Need Chapters

About once a year and again in this season one or more writers will assertively...
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Local Author Groups: An Important Indie Resource

Building an audience and marketing books in this digital age can mean communicating across the...
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Reader Reviews: More Ways to Get Them

Fact: Reviews are essential to your book's success. Fact: Getting them is a challenge (as...
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BookTube: the Network By and For Book Lovers

If you haven’t ventured into the world of the BookTube, you should, because so many...
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Draft2Digital Test Drive for Indie Authors

Is the growing eBook file converter and distributor Draft2Digital as easy and fast as its...
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Offer Your Reader Free Samples – How to Use Funnel Books

Before you send your masterpiece out to the world, consider publishing a teaser masterpiece first....
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Using Fiverr for Affordable Book Covers

Ever wondered about Fiverr?  A few weeks ago I needed a strong, professionally-designed cover for...
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Barnes and Noble Opens Its Shelves to Indies

Giant bookseller Barnes and Noble announced in June that it is launching a book print...
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Audiobooks for Indie Authors – Part Two

This is the second of a two-part series on the current state of audiobooks. If...
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Audiobooks for Indie Authors – Part One

This is the first of two posts on the changing audiobook landscape. The World of...
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Mergers, Acquisitions & Connections in Indie Book World

On May 10, the R.R. Bowker Company, the main source in the United States for...
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