- Hi David,
I'm very interested in "Self Publishing" as well. I suggest you find
this book: The Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print and Sell
Your Own Book (14th Edition)by Dan Poynter. According to Amazon, the
14th edition is scheduled to come out on August 10. I would wait
because this world changes fast, and you'll want the latest edition.
Even if you read one of the others, it's worthwhile. Poynter's book
made me realize self-publishing isn't for losers and people who don't
fit. In the world of literary fiction, I believe it's a difficult
road because you depend on the support of a community of others to
andorse your work and help get you academic respect. But in some
other genres, self-help books and non-fiction books for examble, some
of the biggest publishing successes of all time were "self-
published". Poynter demystifies it all, discusses ISBN numbers,
distributors, publicity, a little of everything. It's a fantastic
book I think we all should read if only so we know the
possibilities. Which may not be limited at all.
--- In email@example.com, "David Kovsky"
> Here's another question:letter today. I have high hopes but am also realistic about the whole
> As I stated in my previous message, I sent out my first query
thing. I am putting together a website to promote my book to
prospective agents, editors, and eventually to readers. I am also
looking into alternative publication methods, but there are so many
possibilities out there that I really don't know where to begin.
>ebooks, websites, or print on demand?
> Does anybody have experience that they would like to share about
>their entire books on their websites for free. I am wondering about
> I will have a good website soon. I know that some authors publish
the pros and cons of this. I am also interested in finding a good
service to handle ebook sales.
>the wrong forum for this type of post. I have found several writer's
> I would appreciate any advice. I apologize in advance if this is
forums on the web but have had trouble finding any that are very
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