Category Archives: Why self-publish?

To blog or not to blog?

Thought I should share this important viewpoint with you! LOVE THIS QUOTE: “This daily habit helps me hone an important soft skill: communication.    My writing abilities have improved, as evidenced by the embarrassment I feel reading blog posts I wrote … Continue reading

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Who reads books anymore?

According to an excellent opinion piece in the New York Times today, not very many of us!  However, this article does confirm my belief that short, pithy books are best to write and market these days… like mine!

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How the Internet is changing WHY we write

Excellent, thought-provoking discussion on the reasons why people write, and how the Internet is changing these everyday!

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Important new research on e-book sales!

Want to know MUCH MORE about pricing and sales of e-books? Why not ask Mark Coker, the founder of SmashWords!

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Are you thinking about self-publishing?

Here’s a new BBC article about the present “existential crisis” in the book industry.

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Take charge of your creative process!

“Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.”                                             – A.J. Liebling It never fails to amaze … Continue reading

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The Will to Publish: The Rise of Self-Publishing

“Freedom of the press is only available to those who own one.” They had an interesting segment on self-publishing as the lead story on CBS Sunday Morning yesterday, calling it “The Rise of Self-Publishing.” Unfortunately they only really covered fiction … Continue reading

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Why none of your writing is wasted!

Here’s is an EXCELLENT discussion of why you need to keep writing!

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Writing and “Everything’s FREE on the Internet!”

Why is it so hard to “make it” as a writer these days?  It could have something to do with the magical combination that everyone thinks they are a writer, everything’s free on the Internet, and the complete lack of … Continue reading

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Mainstream author goes indie!!

Have you heard of Jon Clinch?  He says he’s through being jerked around by the mainstream publishing establishment and he’s going with self-publishing. Follow his interesting tale of trying both Random House and CreateSpace, and why he switched…

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