What Good Is Self Publishing?



If you’re wondering what benefit self publishing is to you, then you’ve asked a good question. Here’s the thing, your project is done and your ready to start selling. The only wait time is you preparing to upload it on a site or sites of your choosing, that’s it. Self publishing gives you control and on one else. Making more money with book sales has never been easier. Book distribution on various sites, gets your book to a designated audience.

If you just want to publish to share information, you can do that too. If you happen to make money while sharing your specific information, then self publishing is a win, win situation for you and your target audience. Feel free to give your information away. It’s totally up to you. Getting a book out for others to enjoy is ultimately what all authors long to do. Whether your book is a mystery, picture book or memoir, self publishing is the best way to get your quality information to the masses without having to wait on a publisher or agent to say when.

What good is self publishing to you? Feel free to share your thoughts.


Best Links for Writers and Publishers (September, 9) « 40kBooks




Best Links for Writers and Publishers (September, 9) « 40kBooks.

I came across this wonderful site that has loads of information for authors. Especially those who are wanting to self publish. Check it out.

Be A Good Writing Neighbor

Robert Dugoni Book Signing

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Every community has a published author. Some will make it known others won’t. But for the authors that do make it known, it will be necessary for you to actively seek them out. If they are promoting a new book, you may want to consider attending the event. Become a good neighbor. Get to know the writers in your area.

Head over to your local bookstore and check the shelves for local authors. Read their books. Write them a letter. Make an attempt to get to know them. If they write in your genre track their career and find out who their publisher is and if possible their agent. I’m not saying that you should become a stalker, but you should ask questions and they will more than likely be happy to help you.

Check your local paper for book signings and events related to writing. Most of the events will be free or will cost very little. Arrive early so you can look around and visit with others who are attending. Chances are you will learn a lot from just visiting with your fellow writing neighbors. Face-to-face networking is critical to you and your books success.

Your first steps to becoming a good writing neighbor will be the first steps towards your success and the success of your book. Happy Writing!

More Buck For Your Bang!

The logo of The Bookseller magazine

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Since e-book publishing seems to be getting everyone all worked up, I think that it’s fair to say it is going to be the way. Although, my first choice is to be published going the traditional route in regards to children’s stories, I do plan to keep an eye on the development of e-book sales.

Recently I came across an article from The Bookseller website that states that UK publishers will give authors an escalated rate as their e-book sales increase. Wow! Sounds like a great incentive to write and excellent book and get it out there on the market. I may even reconsider e-publishing myself.

If you would like to read more about this article just click on the link, TheBookSeller.com.

Happy Writing!