photo credit: gruntzooki I’ve been seeing a lot of conversation going on lately about self-publishing and how it relates to emerging writers. This is a topic that I’m quite interested in, having both considered the possibility of self-publishing and applied the term ‘emerging’ to myself and my writing. So I thought I’d take a moment [...]
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Sometimes when I am Google Reading in the World of the eBook Author, I come across a post that takes me back in time. A post that brings back memories of my early business career. Oh, the world of Peter Drucker, Parkinson’s Law and the Peter Principle. Daniel Hall did that with a blog on [...]
In the last month or so I started researching the controversy over the sale of the eBook A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens and Amazon pulling a copy with a price from its store and substituting their own free copy. I was curious about the rendering of the replaced book and whether the [...]
Recently a writer asked, “Should I self-publish or should I seek a deal with an established publisher?” That depends. You might want to go with a traditional publisher if your topic is too hot for you to handle alone. For example, if I were Valerie Plame Wilson and had just been outed by the White [...]
As a writing coach at AuthorAssist, often I am asked about the final stages of getting a manuscript published. What are the steps and how long does it take to self-publish a book using print on demand (POD)? The short answer: There are five basic tasks involved and if you push it, you can complete [...]
As a writer, you probably are confused as to whether to try to get your book published traditionally by a commercial publisher or to self-publish. To make your decision a bit easier, consider your goals and expectations-and the following seven points.
Getting A Book Published—The Most Important Question to Ask Yourself Before You Make Publishing Decisions
A seasoned writing coach helps writers make publishing decisions based on their realistic goals and expectations.
I caught up to the fact that Chris Kelly was having a blog carnival on Indie Publishing just as the deadline closed. However, after reading the blog posts of those who made it to the fair, and mulling over my reactions, I thought it would still be useful to post on this topic. I have [...]
Jane Friedman, who was at the helm of Writer’s Digest as the seas of publishing stormed (to get a little purplish for you), is a widely recognized publishing expert with lots of practical experience and insight, and a passion for sharing what’s she has learned.
Readers are no longer restricted to what business people with a payroll to meet consider marketable. The explosion of independent writing and publishing has broken the dam that publishing businesses erected to prevent most writers from seeking an audience. The burgeoning quantity of titles in print or ebook formats is the result of authors producing [...]