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Rule number 1 for self-publishers: Proofread!

In the last few years, services like Kindle Direct Publishing and  Lulu have made it incredibly easy for writers to self-publish, which I think is mostly a good thing for writers and readers. 264 more words

Notebook

The Bass I'm Not All About

At first the man seated behind me (@ Portland Center Stage’s auditorium) spoke in normal, muted, waiting-for-the-play-to-begin tones to the woman beside him. I caught the phrases, “attempted to,” “many months,” and then…gulp…”decided to self-publish.” 1,700 more words

Family Life

SCBWI SPARK AWARD - Self Published Books

The Spark Award is an annual award that recognizes excellence in a children’s book published through a non-traditional publishing route.

THE INAUGURAL SPARK AWARD WINNERS… 613 more words

Authors And Illustrators

OK, Let's Discuss This Whole Book Review Thing... Please

I spent some time chatting with a group of writers today, discussing a topic that seems to not only be tripping up indie authors in a variety of ways, but contributing to the persistence of stigmas and attitudes about the self-publishing “brand” in general: 1,439 more words

CALLING ALL INDIES SUBMISSION PERIOD EXTENDED

CAI entrants: we started a bit late this month and so have extended the submission period another week. Get your queries in by the 10.7 to be considered for September’s CALLING ALL INDIES! 7 more words

CALLING ALL INDIES!

Start Publishing Now ... and Have Your Book in Hand by Christmas!

Halloween is nearly upon us, and close on its heels, so too are Thanksgiving and Christmas. Where did the year go?

Perhaps you had plans to roll out a book over the summer and life just got in the way. 339 more words

Outskirts Press

Feet or Fins edit 10

Little bit of an update. I finally got around to starting the 10th edit of Feet or Fins. I’m in that stage where I’m burnt out from spending so much time on it, while I also want to get it done and dusted. 97 more words

Editing