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Self Publishing Event Recap: An evening with Amy Edelman

— it’s definitely worth checking out.


imagesIn case you didn’t know, our friend Miral Sattar at Bibliocrunch hosts regular Meetup for people who are interested in self-publishing. They’re always very informative and interesting — Betty even spoke at one a few months ago!

Yesterday’s event at the American Society of Journalists and Authors had photoa great turn-out. The speaker for the night was Amy Edelman, a publicist and writer who runs Indiereader. This incredible website puts out book reviews for Indie and self-published authors and has a lot of great articles from regular columnists and writers sharing their publishing processes. Edelman stressed the importance of social media and putting together what you can for free, like Goodreads and Facebook pages. She also recommended the Kindle Direct Publishing program, which gives you a number of “free days” that can help you promote your book to a wider audience.

Bibliocrunch’s next meetup event is on February…

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Posted by on January 16, 2013 in Self Publishing


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The Disadvantages of self publishing


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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BookBaby’s Top 10 of 2012

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It was an amazing 2012 and we pumped out a ton of helpful articles for both aspiring and working authors. Below you’ll find a list — as selected by you, the reader — of the year’s most consumed content on the BookBaby Blog. So brew yourself a nice, warm cup o’ joe, kick your feet up, and absorb some articles that will have your creative juices flowing (and business mind buzzing) come 2013.

11. 20 Free Sites Where You Can Promote
Your eBook
The fine folks at GalleyCat have compiled a list of websites where you can promote your eBook for free, engage with an active online community of readers, and hopefully win yourself a few new fans. Read more.

22. Pinterest for Authors: How to Promote Your Writing on the Fastest Growing Website…
Pinterest — isn’t that a website for travel planners, lovers of delectables, and vintage-clothing aficionados?…

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