Indie Publishing Part Four: Great Expectations “Whatever you may have heard, self-publishing is not a short cut to anything. Except maybe insanity. Self-publishing, like every other kind of publishing, is hard work. You don’t wake up one morning good at it. You have to work for that.” — Zoe Winters, Smart Self-Publishing: Becoming an Indie
Indie Publishing Part Two: The Strength of Our Why Things to consider before boarding the indie train. Question #1: Why would I indie publish? Answer: As I hinted in “Part One: Say What?”, the route of traditional publishing has become increasingly challenging, with a smaller profit margin, even for established houses. For authors who want to
Indie Publishing Part One: Say What? Clarifying the Terminology Self-publishing, according to Wikipedia, is “the publication of any book or other media by its author without the involvement of an established publisher.” If you’ve written blogs or online articles, you are independently published. A traditional press is one that requires an application process (manuscript submission
Writers want to grow in skills, become more professional, and be published. Some of us may still be amateurs, but all of us want to improve in every area of the writing profession.
Whoa! Wait a minute! Every area? Is that realistic? Is that doable? Is that even wise?
I know some people are described as “Behold, He hath done all things well.” But most of us know that although we have definite strengths, we also have some definite weaknesses.
Didn’t we all suspect this? Best Seller Lists are a scam. Artificially bumped-up sales have nothing to do with actual books. Apparently some authors pay huge money to make the lists.
Where does that leave us who have no money but wouldn’t try this trick even if we had any?
It leaves us in the best place ever, full of integrity and trusting God.
Val Waldeck presented a course called How to Prepare and Publish Your Books for Amazon’s Kindle as part of the recent e-Book Publishing Boot Camp I attended. She started her presentation by informing us that Amazon is selling “twice as many Kindle books now, as they’re selling hard covers…
Recently I had the opportunity to participate in the eBook Publishing Boot Camp organized by D’Vorah Lansky. Many presentations were made over the course of two weeks. In this post I will be sharing what I learned from Jim Edwards in his session, Four Ways to Write Your Non-Fiction Book or eBook to Publish & Sell on Amazon Kindle in 7 Days or Less.
I have it on good authority that you are not alone in getting rejections. It’s part of the writing business. It’s painful, I’ll allow, for I have received them too. But truly, what do you do with your rejection notices?