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Self-Publishing 101: First Impressions

When it became easy to publish, people published crap. Buckets and boatloads of it. A gate was opened, which was previously closed to just anyone dreaming of becoming a published author. Whether because of budget or ignorance, people published within days of finishing writing and screamed from the rooftops, “Look at me, I’m published!” The… Continue reading Self-Publishing 101: First Impressions

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“Decline of E-book Publishers” by Stefan Vucak

Every budding author wants to see his masterpiece published, preferably by one of the traditional book publishers. After all, that’s where the fame and money is, right? After accumulating a stack of rejection letters, thoughts of ending it all bubbling in the background, reality starts to sink in. There are lots of writers out there… Continue reading “Decline of E-book Publishers” by Stefan Vucak

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“You Always Need an Editor” ~ by Stefan Vucak

Yeah, I can hear you groan already. Not another plug to have your work edited. You’re telling yourself, I’m a good writer and I don’t need anybody fixing my typos, thank you. Those blood-sucking worms out there are just out to get my money. That can be true, but it doesn’t remove the need to… Continue reading “You Always Need an Editor” ~ by Stefan Vucak

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“Does this sound familiar?” ~ by Philip Catshill

An adage proclaims everyone has a story to tell. Some aspire to tell their story by means of the written word. Perhaps like me, you sat at a computer, clicked away at the keys until one by one the words appeared, forming into page after page and chapter after chapter. Whether it is a story… Continue reading “Does this sound familiar?” ~ by Philip Catshill

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indiePENdents Seal of Approval?

Have run across a site, mentioned on a LinkedIn group discussion forum, and really want to get this public’s opinion. The site talks about one voice for self published authors and giving credibility to authors that self publish, comparable to those that traditionally publish. It’s set up on a volunteer basis and books are judged eligible… Continue reading indiePENdents Seal of Approval?

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“How to Avoid the Slush Pile” by Stefan Vucak

First of all, what is a slush pile? Well, in the golden days of publishing, it used to be a large waste bin next to the submission editor’s desk where he would heave your cherished book, probably without even reading the first page. Today, it’s likely to be the delete button on his e-mail Inbox.… Continue reading “How to Avoid the Slush Pile” by Stefan Vucak

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“Choosing a Publisher or Self-Publishing” by Stefan Vucak

Not long ago, there were only two mainstream outlets for any writer, whether aspiring or already published: traditional and e-book publishing. The rules were set for both and we all knew where we stood…more or less. Every writer wants to see his name in print and share with others his achievement, and perhaps along the… Continue reading “Choosing a Publisher or Self-Publishing” by Stefan Vucak