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Start Here: How to Self-Publish Your Book

by Jane Freidman


Industry veteran Jane Friedman gave us special permission to reprint the following article, which outlines the steps necessary to self-publish your print or ebook, and includes links to numerous resources. If you’re thinking of self-publishing, this article is a must-read. Another must: subscribe to Jane’s blog


The Reader as Gatekeeper

How often do you think about selling your manuscript directly to the reader?  For many years, writers have been advised to compose query letters, which are intended to “sell” to the publisher.  We’ve also been told to market our creations to specific companies that publish books similar to ours. When


How Print On Demand Publishing Works

by Mark Hempshell


It's not always easy to become a self publisher. But it is not as difficult as a lot of people make out….. if you go about it in the right way of course.

The only slightly tricky thing with self publishing of course is getting your


Tips for Preparing a Book for Print-On-Demand Printing

by Celia Webb


The digital press that a printer uses to produce Print-on-Demand books is fundamentally different from an offset printer. Print-on-Demand presses use electrostatic imaging technology and wet or dry toners rather than ink from a printing plate. For this reason some adjustments and accommodations must be made


A Look at 5 Self Publishing Solutions

By Diane Ziomek


Do you like to write? Are you part way through a manuscript, only to find the process of traditional publishing long and tedious?

With the age of the internet and digital technology, self-publishing is not as far-fetched as it used to be. There are several low-cost


Start With the Print Book – and Then Build

During my publishing programs, I’m often approached by members of the audience who tell me that they would like to work on their audio product first and delay the publication of their book.
My reply is always the same: The printed book must come first.
An audiobook or