I read all the books on how to get a publisher, and month after month, rejection was my reward. What I learned is that, for most of us, trying to go in the front door just doesn’t work. Okay, regroup, let’s try the back door. Continue reading
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The secret is simple: write what you know and love and sell to your own industry. Continue reading →
My book has sold more than 2,400 copies and I repaid two school grants. Continue reading →
In the same way that college debt lights a fire under your ass to get a job after graduation, self-publishing motivated me to morph from writer to marketer. Continue reading →
The books need to be as good as the ones coming out of traditional publishing houses. But if you can “hang,” as my kids say, it’s worth rolling up your sleeves and taking the plunge.
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The book critic for the St Paul Pioneer Press featured it as her “books this week” pick. At our signing launch at our local bookstore, we sold 52 copies.
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The takeaway was – I wouldn’t own my work and they wouldn’t do much in marketing. I would do all the heavy lifting and make $1 a book in royalties. No way! After that meeting I knew I would self-publish.
My journey into the world of book publishing began after naturally curing my “incurable” thyroid disease. Continue reading →
In most quarters of publishing, the phrase “self published” equates to “trash.” Self-publishing used to require thousands of dollars and…
About seven years ago, a friend and I were standing outside her apartment in Beverly Hills, California. It was a…
The fifth floor conference room was free, so I snuck in there hoping for better light by which to review…
An imaginarium of doctoral scope, the slim line Light Boxes is writer Shane Jones’ much discussed novel debut. A native…