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Re: [linux] Free guide to self-publishing from print to kindle and beyond

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  • C. Beck
    I have a friend who has been planning a book for ages. I am sending this on to them. thanks! ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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      I have a friend who has been planning a book for ages. I am sending this
      on to them. thanks!


      On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 6:46 PM, Thad Floryan <thad@...> wrote:

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      >
      > Distrowatch listed this free tech guide today 10 July 2013:
      >
      > http://www.makeuseof.com/pages/your-guide-to-self-publishing
      >
      > They say everyone has a book in them. For those of us fortunate
      > enough to spend the time developing a fiction or non-fiction project,
      > the moment of completion brings a mix of immense satisfaction ... and
      > a confused, horrified reality:
      >
      > "How on earth am I going to publish it?"
      >
      > As it happens, the publishing industry is in the middle of a huge
      > transition. Large publishing houses attempt to consolidate their
      > positions under threat of new players such as Amazon and its Kindle
      > devices, and the associated eBook sub-industry -- not to mention
      > print-on-demand specialists such as Lulu.com.
      >
      > Agents, too, are finding their roles changing, focusing on an
      > ever-smaller and more rigorously defined group of clients while
      > trolling Amazon looking for 'The Next Big Thing.'
      >
      > This industry malaise has resulted in more of the very thing it has
      > been trying to combat -- individual, unsigned writers taking matters
      > into their own hands and self-publishing, bypassing the publishing
      > houses and getting listed on Amazon without even the sniff of an
      > agent.
      >
      > But what is self-publishing?
      >
      > Download here (1.1MB, 28 pages):
      >
      >
      > http://manuals.makeuseof.com.s3.amazonaws.com/for-mobile/Self_Publishing_Guide_-_MakeUseOf.com.pdf
      >
      >


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