Tag : Self-Publishing

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There are many wonderful independent authors out there.  Some of them are great to have as peers and mentors.  There are also countless mainstream authors out there too who do the same. It’s a good thing it is nearing the beginning of a new season.  I’ve come to realize I’ve been spending much of my …
When it comes to self-publishing there is a lot of choice people can make for their book.  It’s simple to go to the search engine put in the keyword “self-publishing companies” and get companies such as: Xlibris, iUniverse, and AuthorHouse publishing as companies you can choose to self-publish with. AuthorHouse publishing is powerful and known …
You’re about to have a book published.  Are you ready for this event? You might be thinking at the moment, the book is finished, it’s been edited, it’s been re-edited and then it’s been looked over by others, and the cover looks great and it’s all done.  There aren’t many mistakes, and for the most …
Time to add it up The last years have not been kind the self-publishing industry.  There are more self-publishers, but this has created a new set of problems for authors.  To get the income they want, they have to be seen as a professional. Amazon has helped, and hindered this process.  They have a database …
Self-publishing still has the power to help or to destroy a writer. Glass jar with money 1) Financials and what you have I understand that a lot of writers want to see their work published and shown to the world.  I also understand that it takes a lot of time and effort and commitment and …
Self-publishing is a journey where you grow as a writer and as a person who has a business. It’s all about hard work, and all about building a reputation as a writer.  Self-publishing isn’t the challenge it once was but it’s not the time to chose it simply because it looks as if it’s a …
Writing is Powerful.  You are Powerful.  Powerful writing comes from the heart. This feeling is unique for each writer but, in a nutshell, a writer is powerful because they believe in their work.  The best way to describe a great writer is their ability to connect with their readers in a meaningful and passionate way. …
For a bit of reality and insane humour, about self-publishing a book. The first bit is the humour of it all, how sometimes writers can feel this way, the second is the reality. Steps are important to writing, but sometimes we can feel there is a big push to self-publish a book even when it …
Self-Publishing your book and Traditionally publishing your book seems to be a great divide in the writing world.    If you mention the words “self-publishing” to say ten or fifteen aspiring authors and there will never be an answer that they will agree upon.  I’m not about to suggest they come to blows, but almost …
Stress and Burnout
Although rules can and do change, if you are writing and publishing something you want it to be the best. In the spirit of this idea, over the years I have learned a few publishing points.  First, it’s not impossible to publish a book. They are either something which I’ve learned about after reading several …
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