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The Disadvantages of self publishing

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Self-publishing brings many benefits not least of which is the ability to get one’s work published quickly (indeed for many aspiring authors self-publishing is the only option given that most established publishing houses will not “risk” publishing unknown authors). The purpose of this post is however to deal with some of the downsides associated with self-publishing.

I self-published my collection of short stories, The First Time, using the services of a company which specialises in the field of self-publishing. The company offers a variety of packages ranging from an ebook only option through to the publication of both an ebook and a printed version (Print on Demand or POD). They also offer editorial services, book cover design and a press release service. I plumped for the ebook only option and paid for book cover design as an optional add-on.

One of the advantages of utilising the services of a self-publishing…

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Posted by on January 12, 2013 in Books, Literature, short stories

 

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Book Marketing

Inspiring a World of Listeners

It’s amazing what a little know how and encouragement can accomplish.  Learning from others successes and failures can be one of the best ways to successfully market our books. One great place that I have found to do that is the Book Marketing Success Community by Self-Publishing-Coach.com where authors build connections with other authors, as well as get answers from those who have gone before them and already know the in’s and out’s of book marketing.

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This month Self-Publishing-Coach.com is featuring book marketing expert, Staci Stallings in their Q&A session. Here’s a little bit more about Staci:

A stay-at-home mom with a husband, three kids and a writing addiction on the side, Staci has numerous titles for readers to choose from. Not content to stay in one genre and write it to death, her stories run the gamut to make every title a new adventure. With over 20 books published…

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