Archive for the ‘Self Publishing’ Category


More On Simplifying Self Publishing

Since I publish books for other writers in addition to self publishing my own writing, the publishing aspect of my business takes a lot of my time but the writing is what I enjoy the most. As a one-person business I get to handle everything so simplifying is critical. I’m often told that I can [...]

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Simplify and Avoid Order Fulfillment For More Writing Time

As a writer/publisher I read many blogs and lists so I can keep learning. Many times I run into valuable tidbits that help me to simplify my work. I also read many messages about how to make more money by ordering books in quantity instead of using POD (print on demand). That advice I always [...]

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Best Tool For Writing A (Fiction/Non-Fiction) Book?

I read several self publishing blogs and groups always with an eye to learn more since I believe learning is a lifelong endeavor. Recently I ran into a long exchange in one of the groups regarding which was the best tool (Word, Wordperfect, OpenOffice, Scrivner, Etc) for writing a book. From the gist of the [...]

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The Self Publishing Business

Spending some time browsing self publishing blogs and lists indicates there are varying viewpoints regarding the topic. Most self publishers see it as a business and publish with the intent of profit. That is my motivation for every book I write or simply publish for someone else. As a one person business it’s critical that [...]

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Self Publishing Stigma?

Does self publishing still involve a stigma? It would be great if the answer were no but, in spite of the ever growing popularity of self publishing, it’s still a negative to many. A good friend of mine still seems pessimistic about self publishing even after publishing his own book. I helped him publish and [...]

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New Self Publishing Book Now Available

My new book Self Publishing: Writing A Book and Publishing Books and eBooks For Yourself and Others is now available on Amazon and other book sellers for $19.95 plus shipping at Amazon.com and other resellers. This book, based entirely on first-hand experience, is basically a complete course on how-to write, edit, and publishing books and [...]

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Buy ISBN Number Only From Bowker, Inc.

The free ISBN is no bargain when you consider that by purchasing ISBNs 1,000 at a time POD publishers can get them for $1 each. And, the larger POD publishers who purchase 10,000 or more can get them for even less than a dollar. When a POD publisher gives you an ISBN free, they are [...]

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New Self Publishing Workbook Available Now at Discounted Price

My new book Self Publishing: Writing A Book and Publishing Books and eBooks For Yourself and Others will be published on July 31, 2012 but is available in prepublication for a 25% discount and free shipping anywhere in the Continental USA. This book, based entirely on first-hand experience, doesn’t show you a half dozen plus [...]

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Being A Self Publisher

To be a self publisher you must be directly involved in the following steps. Having an idea for a book Planning all aspects of the book including a marketing plan. Obtaining an ISBN Outlining and Organizing the book Writing the book Editing the book Creating the final manuscript Creating the print-ready file for the POD [...]

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Self Publishing Using POD Printer

The best and least expensive way to publish your own book is by doing all the preparation work yourself and then using a POD Printer to print the book and fulfill the orders. There are many POD Printers and they are often referred to as POD Publishers. In some cases they are the publisher but [...]

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