Member Blog

It’s free to join SPR and blog about your writing experiences. Read the latest blog entries from our community.

Smashwords as Dirty Book Store

Do you ever go to the website, and find the first page makes you want to puke? I mean, with great regularity, Smashwords is making itself, not the Grove Press of the 50’s and 60’s, but the Adult XXX Open All Nite of the 21st century.…

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Sarah Ettritch – Author Interview

1. How did you come to self-publish?

It’s an exciting time for self-publishers right now, especially in the digital arena. Not long ago the traditional route was the clear choice for fiction, but with the rise of online bookstores and now eBooks, it’s a tougher call.…

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My Experience with Authorhouse

Why did you decide to self publish, and what drew you to Authorhouse?

I decided to self publish because I really wanted to tell a contemporary Nigerian story. I had shopped around for a few months for a traditional publisher in the United States where I live but most replies stated that they would prefer a romance set in this country.…

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I’m writing and publishing a color and b+w comic called “Ontario Reality Generation”. It is part book and part music. you can download both for free here:

1. How did you come to self-publish? Did you try to get published traditionally?

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