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Self Publishing: What You Still Need To Do
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You are nearing the end of the creation period.  You have a finished copy and you want to self-publish, now what? Last week I posted a column in which I referred my readers to an excellent article about the top ten self-publishing companies.  That being said, and picking a company is the foremost, there are so
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Self-Publishing: Does Size Really Matter?
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One of the pluses of e-pubbing is that the writer is no longer bound by the capricious guillotine of the world of traditional publishing.  But the flip side is that, if you want to be taken seriously, you have to have a professional presentation and you have to know where your story belongs. Here is
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Self-Publishing: The Last Word (until next time)
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In my previous article, I pointed out areas that new writers might want to be aware. I found a few more.  I went to Lulu.com and Createspace.com to look over their processes.  And I put my name, phone number, and email on a site for information from that site….and here cometh the phone calls and emails. 
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Self-Publishing: Taking Advantage of New Writers
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               When I was a glassy-eyed newbie, I ran into a lot of people and sites that promised me aid or exposure.  This came with a cost, of course, whether it be money or just my time, but I learned not to trust the folks that jumped forward with a quick fix.  A few still
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Self-Publishing: Beta Readers
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A good Beta reader is great in all writing context but especially when self-publishing.  Most of us can’t afford 1000+ dollars for an editor.  And, right now, I am having a trust issue since my editor was a dud. But I digress.  Betas are people who read your story, novel, etc. for free.  They just
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Self-Publishing: The Press Kit
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Press kits are essential for publicizing your book and they can be fun to create. The minimum information it should contain is author bio and contact information, a one page press release that includes newsworthy information, a sample author Q & A, and specific information on your book. It used to be a hard and
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The Best Article I’ve Seen On Self-Publishing
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According to 10 Top Ten Reviews, the top ten self publishing companies are: Lulu Createspace Authorhouse Outskirts Press iUniverse Llumina Press Xlibris Virtual Book Worm Publishing Infinity Publishing Wheatmark The original idea was that I would compare the top five companies and report back to you.  But I can’t possibly do better than they did
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My Experience With Self-Publishing
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Back in 2010, I decided to send forth my manuscript Crystal Unicorns  into the traditional publishing world. Certain I was that it would be picked up by one of the almost a hundred queries I sent out. I received a few comments about my antagonist being a minor and in rather unsuitable situations for his age.
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Top Tricks & Tools to Automate Marketing for Your Self-Published Book
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For a writer, there’s hardly a more rewarding feeling than when your work is published. It’s the icing on the cake, the cherry on the sundae. It’s a culmination of all the time, effort, and self-doubt that readers will never realize went into that publication. And when it’s an actual book that’s being published, the
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