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Publishing on Your Own or Using a Self-Publishing Service…

promotionWhen you self-publish, you have the option of using a book printing service or a self-publishing service. Both are self-publishing processes but differ when it comes to your role and investment in the processes. Once you determine your budget, the level of assistance you will require, and your ultimate goal as a self-publisher…you will be able to determine which self-publishing process will work best for you.

To read the full article: http://writerwatchdog.com/book_printer_or_selfpublishing.html


Filed under: self-publishing

Book Deal for Self-Published Kindle Author

by Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo

cover_theark.jpgAuthor Boyd Morrison wrote and uploaded a book called The Ark, pictured, to Kindle, and found such success that he has now signed a two book deal with Simon and Schuster

For the rest of the story: http://gizmodo.com/5312593/self+published-kindle-author-lands-deal-in-obsolete-ink+and+paper-format

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What do bookstores look for – when you ask them to stock and sell your book?

Josie Leavitt says… “As the owner of an independent bookstore, I get approached at least twice a week by self-published authors asking me to sell their books. The world of self-published books has changed a great deal since we’ve been open. The quality is vastly improved — even Kinko’s can produce a handsome book. The challenge becomes how to distinguish your book from the multitude we see a year…”

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Filed under: Book Promotion & Marketing

Will the Expresso Book Machine Change the Playing Field?

Imagine having your book available (“in stock”) at every Barnes & Noble across the country. Imagine brick-and-mortar bookstores carrying virtually endless inventory. I’m excited about the Expresso Book Machine and you should be too!

The Expresso Book Machine will literally allow people to walk into their local bookstore and, if they can’t find a specific title or a book on a specific topic on the bookstore shelves — they can simply use this machine and print the book they want.

To read the full article: http://writerwatchdog.com/expresso_book_machine.html

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