Remember the “Self” in Self Publishing

February 28th, 2014

Self publishing has taken on a life of its own in recent years and, generally, that’s been a positive thing for authors and readers (maybe not a popular opinion, but definitely what I believe). However, along with the boom in self-publishing has come a full range of companies and organizations that bill themselves as “self publishers”, “co publishers”, “vanity presses” and “POD publishers”. One thing they all have in common is that they are assisting authors with their Self publishing programs.

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Book Distribution for Self Publishers

October 23rd, 2013

book distribution for self publishers, book distributionWe are frequently asked about book distribution for self publishers. And, in fact, most authors who call expect the answer to their question to be short, sweet and to the point.

 

That’s just not the case.

 

In fact, the options for book distribution for self publishers has exploded over the years. Authors can now self distribute, print and distribute using a POD company, use a traditional small press distributor or self-distribute their ebook. So many choices – so how does book distribution work? Read the rest of this entry »

Beware Your Self-Publishing Company

August 22nd, 2013

BewareThis week has been a tough week for self-publishing. It seems like I’ve read close to a dozen blogs about authors who have run into trouble with their self-publishing company or vanity press on a wide variety of different levels. I’ve already compiled a list of self-publishing red flags but now I want to provide some writer resources. Read the rest of this entry »

Self Publishing Pros and Cons

June 17th, 2013

It’s important to make your list of self publishing pros and cons to make sure it is the right decision for you BEFORE you decide to self publish your book. Just in case you need some help getting that list started…..

My List of Self–Publishing Pros:

•       You are in charge of your own future

•       The title, cover, trim size and price are set by you

•       You earn more money per copy sold
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Self Publishing Red Flags

May 14th, 2013

Self Publishing Red Flags

Authors: Beware of these self publishing red flags.

Self publishing companies have been in the news recently for a variety of reasons (including lawsuits). Because of this, I thought I would provide my list of “red flags” to look out for when you are dealing with any type of self-publishing companies. If one or more of these occurs, run—don’t walk—far far away!
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