Sunday, June 2, 2013

Self-Publishing Times 1 2

Self-Publishing Times 1 2
3 June 2013

Dear Readers and Writers

Here are some interesting notes from news and information sources. Many of the articles focus on the ease of self-publishing as well as the inherent dangers. One of the key points I noted in one article was how self-publishing companies let down their clients (writers). In some cases, clients have paid thousands of dollars or pounds only to have books presented in a less than quality fashion. They let down writers and readers, but happily bank the upfront money people fork out for their services. Nevertheless, self-publishing is here to stay and is only growing, so I hope the articles below help writers and encourage publishers.


Book self-publishing: Authors must not ignore quality control
A good self-publishing company will give their customers excellent quality control services.

Is self publishing immoral?
Self-published authors – the successful ones – remove themselves from this eco system and so, the argument runs, also remove their subsidy from all those deserving writers who struggle to find a readership – the literary, the unfashionable ...

A Conversation With Author Tobias Buckell About Self-Publishing
Well-regarded Tor and self-published author Tobias Buckell just posted a wide-ranging analysis of the hype and letdown attached to much current self-publishing that has been getting considerable airtime on Facebook and elsewhere: ...

CreateSpace: Book self-publishing authors ignore quality control
Book self-publishing is the fastest and the easiest way to get a book published. Even though aspiring authors take advantage of this efficient method of publishing their books, they often ignore one key aspect of book publishing, which is quality control.

The Real Costs of Self-Publishing a Book
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?” 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?”

PBS MediaShift starts publishing ebooks; first topics: cord-cutting and self-publishing.
MediaShift's first two titles are How to Self-Publish Your Book (80 pages, $3.99) and Your Guide to Cutting the Cord to Cable TV (50 pages, $2.99).

How I Self Published, Sold 60000 Copies, And a Literary Agent Found Me
We had coffee in the (very lovely) Charlotte Street Hotel and talked about books and self publishing and our favourite authors and how much we loved Mary Wesley and I thought "I like this person". But I was still a bit wary of signing away my freedom.

Self-Published Book Is Regional Winner In Commonwealth Book Prize
Self-published Jamaican author Ezekel Alan has been announced as a regional winner in the Commonwealth Book Prize, taking home £2,500 for his novel, Disposable People.

What Upstream Color & Walden Can Teach Us About Self-Publishing
Writers spend too much time arguing about the goldmine potential of self-publishing. When we talk about indie books, why does money dominate the conversation? Instead, we should worry about the artistic freedom that creators like Shane Carruth have.

Book company offers help for self-publishing
To prove the point, the local publisher started Legacy Isle Publishing to help those who want to chronicle their personal, family or business history. The self-publishing imprint offers editing and design services and will print the books, meant as meant as gifts and keepsakes. (Log-in required)

Talking To Jimmy Palmiotti About Religion, Self-Publishing And Breasts.
By Rich Johnston

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