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This group is for anyone who has considered, is considering or has utilized self-publishing as a way to market their work/s.

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Self-Publishing

Started by Ariel Rosetti. Last reply by Ariel Rosetti Jul 27, 2013. 5 Replies

 Hi,A large publishing house asked me for 6,000 dollars to publish with them. No way. The house I went with ask nothing in return.Looking for more traditional type now let me know who is good out…Continue

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Started by T. S. Johnson. Last reply by LeTeisha Newton Jul 27, 2013. 3 Replies

Hello Everyone, Welcome to Reject This!I intend this forum to be a place to share information  on the who, what, where and whys of self-publishing.  From start to finish: titles, creation, publishing…Continue

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Comment by Louise Canfield on July 15, 2014 at 9:30am

I am considering self publishing a short story about life in rural Louisiana in the 60s.  Any ideas would be appreciated.  

Comment by Nancy MacMillan on May 1, 2014 at 2:22pm

My blog is a marketing tool I use to connect with my target audience. I self-published my memoir, Diary of a Vet's Wife, Loving and Living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, in Dec 2012 after querying for a year with no bites. It's selling slowly but the reviews are excellent. I continue to remind myself, "books sell one at a time." This keeps me grounded. There's a big world out there to reach. I've touched 74 countries to date. My memoir is a Mission rather that a business. My current post, PTSD/ Diary of a Vet's Wife / A War Within, introduces two new experimental therapies that the VA has found to help our veterans suffering with PTSD. It's long overdue. If you know someone dealing with this disorder, please forward the attached link, and thank you for caring.  http://blogofavetswife.blogspot.com/

Comment by Nancy MacMillan on May 1, 2014 at 2:19pm

Hi Kathy. I'm back again and there you are. Who is the local Publisher you used? How did you make contact? Or was it one of those serendipity moments? Did you have to pay them anything? Questions for when you have time ... Congratulations.

Comment by Kathy Brunner on March 28, 2014 at 2:08pm

Hi Everyone. Like Nancy, I have been off of the SheWrites site for awhile. For good reasons, as I have been working more on speaking about my book's topic, holding workshops and working with individual clients.

AND...like Nancy I also used Booklocker to publish my first book, One More Serving, however when I published Finding Your Fire, I chose a local publisher that I was extremely pleased with and it gave me the opportunity to be more personally involved in my product. I will use them again because, while I liked Booklocker's product, I don't like the impersonalized email only contact and like working with a local publisher.

I once heard anyone wanting to speak should consider self publishing and I can honestly tell you that it was well worth it to go this route, which I personally believe might be the wave of most publishing in the future.

Come visit my blog on my website http://kathybrunner.com

Comment by Nancy MacMillan on February 22, 2014 at 1:18pm

Haven't been on SheWrites since the end of last year. I self-published my first book, Diary of a Vet's Wife, Loving and Living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, with Booklocker.com. They re amazing, easy to work with and the least expensive. Honest and reliable, I highly recommend this fine company. One requirement is that everything is done by email - NO PHONE CALLS cuts the cost, allows a paper trail, plus response is within 24 hrs., usually sooner. Any questions let me know.

My current blog, PTSD / Diary of a Vet's Wife / A Gift of Love, poses a worldwide question ...        http://blogofavetswife.blogspot.com/

Comment by Leti Del Mar on October 2, 2013 at 11:02am

Do you self-publish Young Adult or Romantic Suspense?  Would you like some extra support when it comes to preparing, publishing and promoting your work?

I just might have the solution for you.  My name is Leti Del Mar and I’m putting together an Independent Publishing Co-Op called Rambaldi Press and I would like you to consider joining me.

For more information, please use the following link.

Thanks,

Leti

Comment by Patti Hall on June 10, 2013 at 7:12am

I'm Patti and I'm wondering if this is an active group? I have several books in progress and have the traditional vs self publish dilemma.

Comment by Jessica Gardner on January 8, 2013 at 3:08pm

Elizabeth, I wouldn't ever pay a publisher to do this for me, because I know how to do everything myself (except cover design, which I always outsource). Lightning Source is great if you know what you are doing or have access to someone who has done it before. Their reps at LSI are supremely unhelpful, but their POD distribution is huge.

I used Microsoft Word and Adobe Pro to make my interior book file and design it the way I wanted. I'm working on some articles for my new website that will provide self-publishing authors with a step-by-step walkthrough. I may even create a template for Word. As far as conversion to ePub and Mobi, I used my writing software, Scrivener, and then did ePub cleanup in Sigil from Google. Then I used Calibre to convert to mobi until I liked the look of the file. Sometime soon I will start offering conversion and formatting services to others, to help pay for all the work I took in learning it! I could private message you with my phone number if you want to ask me some questions directly.

Comment by E.C. Diskin on January 8, 2013 at 11:21am

Thanks Jessica for the response. I had to put all this aside to get through holidays, but now I'm ready to make a decision and get rolling. I assumed I'd use LIghtning Source as well.  Who did you use to format the pages? And do you think if you'd done it over, you should have gone with a publisher to get more help with the formatting/cover, etc. --the process?  I know that Mill City Press doesn't charge a royalty on any books but it's a big $1600 to work with them, as opposed to Createspace or others...Thanks for your thoughts! 

Comment by Jessica Gardner on December 19, 2012 at 12:14pm

Elizabeth, I just finished going it alone, and I can tell you it is very hard work, but also within your reach. The book I wrote and published is "Fraud on the Court: One Adoptee's Fight to Reclaim his Identity" and we used Lightning Source for our POD provider because we wanted a hardcover and potential distribution to the bookstores. Lightning Source is the best option IMHO because they are tied to Ingram and thus have distribution potential everywhere, but they are awful to work with your first time simply because they are not geared to the first time publisher. We made it through, but with a lot of mishaps. If you want more details or are thinking about them for your POD, I'd be glad to share more, just shoot me a message or a reply!

 

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