Category Archives: Self-Publishing

New Book About Publishing Features My Articles

Publetariat Omnibus, 2008-2012: The Most Popular and Practical Posts From the First Four Years of Publetariat.com Authors: Alan Baxter, Julian Block, Mark Coker, Melissa Conway, Nick Daws, Joel Friedlander, April L. Hamilton, Joseph C. Kunz, Jr., Cheri Lasota, M. Louisa … Continue reading

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10 More Cons Of Self-Publishing

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. Here are ten more reasons that explain why self-publishing might not be the right thing for you to get … Continue reading

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10 Cons Of Self-Publishing

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. Here are ten reasons that explain why self-publishing might not be the right thing for you to get into … Continue reading

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10 Signs That You Are Not Ready To Self-Publish

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. Introduction Are you really ready – not just your manuscript, but you – to self-publish? Here is a list … Continue reading

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Start A Self-Publishing Business While You Maintain Your Regular Job

“Self-Publish, But Keep Your Day Job” Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. Introduction Anyone can write a few books and easily start self-publishing their own … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Public Domain Bible

This is an easy to read and comprehensive guide on how to republish public domain books to get started as a self-publisher. Heavy emphasis on starting and running a self-publishing company on a very tight budget. Plenty of practical advice and resources for doing this. Nagy also discusses how, what, and why he republished books that are in the public domain. Continue reading

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Book Review: Now All We Need Is A Title

This book is an “. . . an anecdotal account of how some of the most well-known book and play titles come to be. It is not meant to be a comprehensive compendium of every catchy title, but rather a lighthearted look at a struggle that has bedeviled writers for centuries.” Continue reading

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Writing A One-Page Business Plan: 5 Questions A Self-Publisher Must Ask

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. Introduction Whether you are about to self-publish your first book, or start a micro-niche publishing company, you need to … Continue reading

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Jump-Start Your Self-Publishing Adventure In 10 Steps

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. 10 Steps To Self-Publishing Your First Book These ten steps will help you painlessly jump-start your new business adventure. … Continue reading

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The 10 Commandments To Becoming A Financially Successful Self-Publisher

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. 1. Publish Ebook First: Start with an ebook (pdf and epub) first. This is the easiest and fastest way … Continue reading

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The 10 Reasons That Convinced Me To Become A Self-Publisher

Self-publishing is a very powerful, exciting, and alluring concept. On its simplest level, it’s a way to get your words and ideas to a world-wide audience. On an artistic level, it’s an extension of the creative process. Self-publishing is a fun, interesting, and profitable way to satisfy your need to create a product, share it with the world in an appealing way, and make money doing it. Continue reading

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Ebook, PDF, And EPUB: What Is The Difference?: A Guide For Self-Publishers

What Does This Mean For a Self-Publisher?
As a small publisher it is essential that you prepare all of your publications for print and screen. You will need to be very familiar with both PDF and the EPUB format. Fortunately, there is only a very small learning curve to become familiar with each format. With a little effort it shouldn’t be too hard to learn about, understand, and use both formats. But learn them you must, because PDF is essential to running your publishing business, and EPUB is becoming the standard format for eBooks within the publishing industry. Continue reading

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The 10 Pros Of Self-Publishing

1. Retain control of your publication: This is probably the most important reason.
2. Keep larger percentage of the profits: You are going to work long hard hours to bring your finished publication to the market, you should benefit financially as much as possible.
3. Get your publication into the market very fast: Traditional publishers can take many, many months to do what a self- […] Continue reading

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What Is Self-Publishing?

Self-publishing is where you, the author, bypass all the intermediaries that are involved in traditional publishing. These intermediaries do the editing, designing, illustrating, marketing, promotion, etc. of your book. As a self-publisher these functions will typically be your job. Although, you can easily hire people to do these functions for you and still be considered a self-publisher. As a self-publisher you get to choose which functions you want to do, and which ones you need […] Continue reading

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