Publishing Possibilities forum: Self-Publishing

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ImageToniLeland
Mar 14, 2011 5:38 AM CST
Name: Toni Leland
Connecticut Shoreline
When the rocky road to traditional publishing gets too rough, today's author has myriad opportunities to Do-It-Yourself!

Internet print publishers, Amazon CreateSpace, independent small publishers, and digital publishing all have their own merits. Explore here.
Equestrian fiction, YA contemporary, Paranormal Romance, and more
http://www.tonileland.com
ImageToniLeland
Mar 14, 2011 5:39 AM CST
Name: Toni Leland
Connecticut Shoreline
The twenty-first century has seen some wonderful things and, for writers, the advent and popularity of the e-book is, in my opinion, one of the greatest.

Amazon's Kindle is the first that comes to mind, probably because it is the oldest and has had the most success ~so far. In a very short time, other companies have released e-readers and the Internet has blossomed with companies producing the e-formats to accommodate the new craze.

Weigh in here and tell us about your own experiences, or tips for success with e-books.
Equestrian fiction, YA contemporary, Paranormal Romance, and more
http://www.tonileland.com
dormantsrule
Mar 31, 2011 2:07 PM CST
Name: Kathy
Wilmington, DE
Interesting article today.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-03-24/ba...
ImageSharon
Mar 31, 2011 2:55 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Absolutely interesting, dormantsrule.

Actually it just re-emphasizes what Toni has said and what I've been thinking. Thanks for the link.
Imagethreegardeners
Mar 31, 2011 3:06 PM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
Those numbers make sense for a well-known author with a good following. It's different for someone trying to break in, an unknown....and that's what scares me the most.
ImageSharon
Mar 31, 2011 3:48 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
You have connections, though...lots of possibilities.
Facebook, here, your email friends, just think about it.

All it takes is a really good well written story and a note to all your friends and connections.
And too, there are all those DG readers, there's got to be a way to connect with them.

I'm going to take that first step, sink or swim, at least I will have done it.
Imagethreegardeners
Mar 31, 2011 3:49 PM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
Which one (publishing) are you going with, if you don't mind my asking? and why did you choose that one? and can I have a signed copy? Big Grin
ImageSharon
Mar 31, 2011 4:13 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
First I'm going with Kindle, because I have a Kindle and I really like it. But I'm also going to talk with Toni more about Smashwords, in either case it will be an ebook and Amazon makes it available to the public. I have tons of ebooks on my Kindle and room for more.

If that works, then the next step will be possibly to self publish a printed version, and with it you can have a 'signed copy' Smiling
Imagestarlight1153
Jul 30, 2012 9:45 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
I was watching think it was America now or some such show like it and they had on it about a woman who had wrote a book. There was something about how she couldn't get published and so she published herself on an IPad. Forget who the author was or the name of her book, but it selling like crazy.

I don't know what an IPad is nor have I seen one up close. Has anybody tried using one yet to publish with yet?

Not so computer smart here, so I am wondering. Are these folks putting their works on the electronics and than sell from there? If you use one type of electronic equipment, say like a Kindle and somebody buys it, can it be read on an IPad than?
ImageSharon
Aug 18, 2012 4:41 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
E books that can be read on an IPad are the same as can be read on a Kindle, I think. Lots of different kinds of 'readers' out there, Nook and Notebook come to mind.

I think it doesn't matter how you load your book into one of those self publishing programs, if it can be downloaded onto a 'reader' it has a chance of surviving, if it's a good book.

Lots of publishers, with the economy as rough as it is, are not offering contracts to new authors; as a result lots of writers are turning to self publishing. There are many self publishing programs available via the internet.

If the book is well done and is a good book, then maybe it will become a best seller.

There's always hope!!

Sorry it took me so long to see this, Ella. Busy busy around here this summer, even in the heat and drought!

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