A new publication from Good to Go Media looks like it can be quite helpful for new self-publishers who are trying to get a grip on what is a sometimes confusing process. Good to Go Media is Lisa Alpine and Carla King, who offer books, workshops, courses and consulting on self-publishing. I know them from […]
Many smart self-publishers already own the “bible” of the business, Dan Poynter’s Self-Publishing Manual. But another iconic resource is available to self-publishers who decide to take on the design and production of their own books. Of course, the book I’m referring to is Pete Masterson‘s Book Design and Production: A Guide for Authors and Publishers […]
I’ve received a number of books about self-publishing recently, and from all reports there are more on the way. All of these books have something to offer the author who wants to get involved in publishing their own work. And each has a unique perspective, often based on the author’s experience before they became self-publishers. […]
[Admin]: This article has been replaced by the book roundup of November 30, 2009.
One of the biggest concerns of new self-publishers is where to submit their books for review. Fairly or unfairly, most book reviewers are reluctant to review books from self publishers. For this reason many authors go to great lengths to establish a publishing company identity that obscures the fact that their book is self-published. In […]
Did you ever see the movie “Deception” that came out in 2008? No? It starred Ewan McGregor, Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams. The cast alone should have made it a hit, but it bombed, critics hated it and audiences ignored it in spectacular numbers. Despite Hollywood’s addiction to stars and hype over content, the dirty […]
I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area with my wife and infant son in 1993. We were glad to escape the winters in New York, and had many friends in the area. But leaving home can be hard in other ways. Growing up in the Bronx and, later, lower Westchester, we were accustomed to […]
Years ago I used to buy books at a famous bookstore in downtown New York City, in the old book selling district. This bookstore was famous for the range of subjects it carried, its steady inflow of new books, and the lively and sometimes erudite people you could meet browsing the narrow aisles looking for […]