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The Road to Self-Publishing: Oh the Mistakes I Made!

It's been a week since the BlogHer Writers' Conference, and I'm still thinking about stuff.

I participated on a panel, Alternative Publishing Models: It's Not Only about the Printed Hardback. It was great fun (despite a cold and some terrible insomnia). I talked about…

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Added by Angela Tung on October 28, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Self-Publishing: The anti-climactic launch

Over the weekend, I made the big announcement: my self-published memoir was now available!

I've been talking/writing about my memoir for ages.  I put excerpts on my blog, I held a contest for free copies, I showed off the cool cover.  People seemed excited.  They commented.  They "liked." They Retweeted.  Readers from sites I write for told me that they loved my work, that they couldn't get enough…

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Added by Angela Tung on May 10, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Road to Self-Publishing: Spending Money to Make. . .Hmmm

In my last post, I wrote about some lessons I've learned so far as I'm getting ready to self-publish my memoir.  I recently realized something else: I'll have to spend some money.

 

Nowadays, you don't have to pay to self-publish your book unless you want an ISBN, that pesky number needed to make your book available in stores, libraries, and on Amazon. However, you don't need one to sell on Lulu or…

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Added by Angela Tung on April 13, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Road to Self-Publishing: What I've Learned So Far

I used to think self-publishing was for losers, that "vanity" presses were named so for a reason. Looking at the debate on Elle Symonds' blog post, it seems others feel - or felt - the same way. Now here I am getting ready to self-publish my memoir, and I'm having a ball.  Here's why…

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Added by Angela Tung on April 5, 2011 at 3:20pm — 6 Comments

Haters to the left

I love writing for the web.



I love writing for the web because I've found it a bit easier to get published online than in print. Information changes fast so you need more of it. I love it because I have the opportunity to reach lots of people, and with just a Tweet or a link, to reach a whole lot more. I love it because publication is often instantaneous, as is feedback.



However, that instantaneous feedback is why I sometimes hate web writing too.



I write a lot… Continue

Added by Angela Tung on October 29, 2010 at 1:34pm — No Comments

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