Self Publishers

Writers who self publish or plan on self publishing. Sharing personal publishing experiences, information, industry news etc. All Welcome, join the conversation!

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Has Self Publishing Harmed Your Chances at Competing for Specific Awards, Grants, and Fellowships? What are your thoughts?

Started by Lorraine Currelley Dec 14, 2016. 0 Replies

I've received mixed messages. Some say self publishing is an obstacle and others say differently. What are your experiences and thoughts?Continue

Will Self Publishing Create Obstacles to Specific Awards, Grants, and Fellowships? What are your thoughts?

Started by Lorraine Currelley Feb 11, 2015. 0 Replies

It depends on the specific publishing policies of each. Self publishing is a growing billion dollar industry. Many of the stigmas of the past are gone.Continue

Tags: industry, publishing, self

Self Publishers Were Well Represented at Kweli First Annual Children's Book Writers Conference: The Color of Children's Literature.

Started by Lorraine Currelley Jan 23, 2015. 0 Replies

Congratulations Laura Pegram on the Kweli First Annual Children's Book Writers…Continue

Tags: books, authors, annual, Kweli, conference

Publishing house packages blessing, curse or con artists looking for a buck?

Started by Lorraine Currelley. Last reply by Sola Olu Nov 11, 2012. 5 Replies

 It's a blessing for those rejected numerous times by traditional publishing houses.It removes much of the work for those planning to self publish.It's great if you work with skilled persons who respect you and your manuscript. It's a curse if you…Continue

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Comment by Lorraine Currelley on October 17, 2014 at 3:50pm

I have a number of workshop facilitations and poetry readings/performances coming up. I'm interested and will travel to facilitate poetry & creative writing workshops, perform my original poetry and short stories. I am a new member of The Pearls of Wisdom Storytellers.

Comment by Emiliana Martín on March 6, 2013 at 2:26pm

Hello Lorraine and everyone!

I am sensing now is the time for me to get serious about publishing. I have manifold topics to choose from so I need help narrowing that to a short list then coming up with an outline. I have tons of questions the first of which is how do you get on a speaking circuit to start promoting the book? I belong to another SW group on Speaking Opps but no one has replied to my inquiry. Am I in the right place?

Comment by Lorraine Currelley on January 9, 2013 at 6:34am

Happy New Year 2013 Everyone!

Here's hoping your year has had a great start! I am living 2013 expecting wonderful things to happen! I've completed my graduate studies and have one semester of internship to complete. I've completed research for a former professor and several book & event reviews & articles. I've been given several opportunities to facilitate and participate in poetry & creative writing workshops as well as read at various venues.

I'm planning and scheduling events and personal readings for 2013. My plan is also to publish a book of poems & an anthology of group literature for 2013. There's lots of work to be done. I'm excited!


Comment by Nancy MacMillan on December 7, 2012 at 10:33am

Packing to leave for Australia tomorrow. Sorry I've been gone so long, I've missed all the wonderful writers and friends, but I had to FOCUS on my book release. It happened Wednesday after many delays and I'm thrilled. My post yesterday, "PTSD / Diary of a Vet's Wife Appeared on my Doorstep!" will fill in the details.

I hope to be on SheWrites while in Australia and connect with all that has been going on in my absence.

Self-published with BookLocker. AMAZING people and product. My blog leads to my author page on their site. Take a look at their great work. The cost is the best and they handle the pains of distribution, Ebook, etc.

Have a blessed holiday season with family and loved ones. Hard to believe 2013 is weeks away . . .

Nancy MacMillan @

Comment by Nancy MacMillan on November 7, 2012 at 8:05am

My blog today is entitled: PTSD / Diary of a Vet's Wife / Where's the Book!?!. It shows my trials and tribulations of self-publishing a cover for my memoir at Hopefully, my book, Diary of a Vet's Wife, Loving and Living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is released within two weeks. I'm waiting with bells on for the galley. :) 

Another lesson learned on my Journey into Publishing My First Book . . .

Comment by Lorraine Currelley on October 2, 2012 at 9:50pm

Congratulations Nancy! I'm visiting each members website(blog). Thank you, for sharing your adventure with self publishing. I am certain the information you posted will prove helpful to our membership. I have a profound interest in your book's topic!  Again, this wonderful news!

Congratulations Catrina! I will visit Amazon. This is wonderful News!

Congratulations Andrea! I'm about to check it out as soon as I complete this posting. I will get back to you.



Comment by Nancy MacMillan on July 18, 2012 at 8:19pm

Within a month, my self-published memoir will be out the closet. My new post, PTSD / "Diary of a Vet's Wife"/ Sneak Peek at the Cover, leads the way. It's rather scary. Would love your comments.
Nancy MacMillan @

I'm new here, but I've been with SheWrites since April 2011. Terrific group of women, each unique and amazing!! :)

Comment by Catrina Barton on June 15, 2012 at 7:45pm

Lorianne, thanks! it's up now on smashwords. Amazon should launch it within the next few days. :D

Comment by Andrea Miles on May 30, 2012 at 10:54am

So I've just created a new wepbage/blog for myself to move forward on the whole self-publishing train. Here's my first post:

If you have a minute, I hope you'll check it out.

Comment by Catrina Barton on March 18, 2012 at 2:27pm

He has dabbled in 3D graphics for a few years now. :)

Thanks. I figure the teaser will be a free ebook {because it's a partial. :)


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