More On Why I Use Createspace

Are there less costly ways to self publish a print book than through Createspace? I know they exist and I have checked out some of them. I stick with Createspace because they consistently do a good job and give me excellent customer service if a problem does arise. My goal in self publishing is to […]

Doing It All Yourself Can Be Difficult

You can write and publish a book or ebook entirely on your own but many of the steps can be difficult and lacking experience you can come up with a poor quality book that could hinder sales in spite of your marketing efforts. If you want to do it all, my self publishing workbook ( […]

New Posts About Simplifying Self Publishing

If you plan to do most of the work yourself because you have the skills or face a limited budget it takes some time and effort to learn the various aspects. I believe that the entire process is often overcomplicated or over priced unnecessarily. To do it yourself it’s important to keep things as simple […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reasons For Writing and Self Publishing A Book or eBook

I find the comments in blogs and groups regarding how anyone can now write and publish books or ebooks, and the negative impact this is having on the publishing business, disappointing. Some comments even mention that many would-be writers really have nothing to say. Even if there is some truth in those comments, it’s not […]

The Self Publishing Business

Posted by bill on September 25, 2012 in Self Publishing | Short Link
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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 […]

Self Publishing Stigma?

Posted by bill on August 10, 2012 in Self Publishing | Short Link
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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 […]

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 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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