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Greenbelt and me and that book of mine

Today is the official start of a festival known very much to a those of a certain Christian ilk. It’s been running over 40 years around various parts of England, sometimes in the grounds of stately homes, sometimes on a … Continue reading...
by Elspeth R on Aug 26, 2016

Why I chose to self publish

I feel a little defensive – or that I at least need to explain. And some of me is cross about that, and that I have spent longer in awards entry covering letters and in interviews on why I’m self … Continue reading →...
by Elspeth R on Jul 26, 2016

What’s Wrong with #Selfpublishing ?

Three years ago I wrote what I consider my most important post; and, that’s most important out of 1,400-some posts…  It’s called, What About All The Authors Whose Books Don’t Sell Very Many Copies? One of the main points in the...
by Notes from An Alien on Mar 30, 2016

Finding the Right Kind of Espresso in Paris

Actually the kind of espresso I’m talking about can also be found in Sacramento, California. Or, New York City or Darien, Connecticut or many other places… This espresso won’t make you jittery or power an all-night reading session.
by Notes from An Alien on Mar 25, 2016

9 Reasons You Should Self-Publish (even if you don’t think you’re a writer…)

This post appears first among the 31 articles I’ve published about what I like to call the Publishing-Aid Company, Fastpencil.  There are way more than 9 reasons to use Fastpencil in this particular post but I really like the number 9 and mos...
by Notes from An Alien on Aug 28, 2015

How to Write a Book And Get it Published: A Beginner’s Guide

This is a guest post from Harshajyoti Das, who is an author and entrepreneur and one of the winners of the Aha!NOW guest post giveaway. You are going to love his tips on how to write a book and get it published shared in this post. I never thought I...
by Aha-NOW! : a family blog on Oct 9, 2014

Free eBook Friday! 07/11/2014

FREE eBook Friday We LOVE Friday’s here at Indie Writer News for a number of reasons. First off, it’s Friday…seriously, the weekend is here and it is time to celebrate a little bit. Secondly, we get to shout out our fantastic indie...
by Indie Writer News on Jul 11, 2014

How to avoid the self–published stigma without giving up the benefits of SP

  You might not have thought of this one! Are you considering self-publishing but don’t want to be hit with the stigma? Or perhaps you’ve already published and you’d like a way to get rid of the stigma without giving up  the ben...

What is the best self-publishing option?

There are a lot of companies out there offering various options for authors who want to self publish but don’t want to take the steep learning curve required to do it all themselves. It’s much easier to get someone else … Continue reading &...

Self Publishing Success Tips: Don’t Scrimp on the Most Important Thing.

Anyone who has even attempted to write a book will tell you how much work it is. Very few authors earn anything near a reasonable hourly rate for the time they spend writing, yet authors continue to write, more now … Continue reading →The...

When it’s best not to publish.

Never before has it been so easy to publish a book. I think that’s a good thing, but it does have one major unfortunate result and that is the swamping of the marketplace with books that really aren’t that good. … Continue reading &...

(With thanks to Olga NM) The Real Costs of Self-Publishing a Book | Mediashift | PBS

By Miral Sattar: At every writers conference or self-publishing panel the question that almost always inevitably comes up is: “How much will self-publishing really cost me?” Because the book publishing industry is one of the last industries to go...
by Thomas Rydder, writer on Dec 3, 2013

Self-Publishing from A Drug Store?

Readers not from the U. S. A. might misunderstand the title of this post—a “drug store” is a place with books, food, magazines, personal hygiene items, makeup, greeting cards, school supplies, electronics, a photo shop, and, way in...
by Notes from An Alien on Dec 2, 2013

Self-Publishing from A Drug Store?

Readers not from the U. S. A. might misunderstand the title of this post—a “drug store” is a place with books, food, magazines, personal hygiene items, makeup, greeting cards, school supplies, electronics, a photo shop, and, way in...
by Notes from An Alien on Dec 2, 2013

What is partnership publishing?

My publishing company Centrepiece Productions’ Catapult Press has just opened its doors to other authors as a partnership publishing solution for those who want the freedom and control of self-publishing along with the guaranteed quality of leg...

  Self-publishing a book involves perfecting a book as the pedestal and going further into marketing it to the right readers. As self-publisher, you need to edit, choose the best book title and design, acquire copyright and ISBN for your book an...

  Self-publishing a book involves perfecting a book as the pedestal and going further into marketing it to the right readers. As self-publisher, you need to edit, choose the best book title and design, acquire copyright and ISBN for your book an...

Fez creator on Xbox One self-publishing change: it's "just so goddamned reactionary” and "disingenuous"

Fez creator Phil Fish is skeptical about Xbox One’s new self-publishing policy, saying that it’s just a “reactionary” response that feels “disingenuous.”Check out BeefJack to read more.[Note: Gamerai's currently writing for Beef...
by Gamerai on Jul 26, 2013

Microsoft Announces Indie Developers Will Be Able To Self-Publish Their Games On The Xbox One

Microsoft have once again executed a complete 180-degree spin by announced that independent developers will be able to self-publish their games on the Xbox One, a reversal on Microsoft’s original policy which stated that indie developers would...
by Wolf's Gaming Blog on Jul 24, 2013

How To Self Publish Stress-Free the iUniverse Way

iUniverse believes that now is a great time to be an Author. Set yourself up for an enjoyable and exciting writing experience. Hopefully you are writing from the heart because you can’t help doing otherwise. After devoting so much time to something...
by iUniverse Publishing on Jul 3, 2013


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