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Discussions and recources for all types of self-publishing, from using POD publishing services to doing your own printing and distribution.

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Yeah, yeah, there's new tech parameters and a paradigm shift and all that.

But the important thing is that there are (and always have been) alternatives to writing something then trying to sell the rights to a publishing company. This group is to explore these areas of self-owned publishing biz.

Some writers have niche books, some have special needs (like texts for their seminars), some are just too entrepreneurial to sell of their own inspirations. And some just want to see something in print.

There is a spectrum these days, from big publishers through the new, small POD publishers, to using publishing services like or iuniverse, to printing yourself and selling online, to release of downloadable mp3 "podcasts" or pdf manuals.

If you have expertise, experience, or questions in this area, don't be shy about posting them here. It's a rapidly expanding field and nobody knows everything about it, but lots of us are learning enough to do what we want to do and successfully get it across the counter.

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Comment by 4-LAN 22 hours ago

Come check out this week's edition of What I Am Reading featuring The Cartel by E.G. Manetti

Comment by 4-LAN on April 10, 2014 at 10:43am

Hello Self Publishing!

I hope you will check out my latest book review blog.


Comment by Dormaine G on March 18, 2014 at 12:12am

I recently released Madame Lilly, Voodoo Priestess,  a short story horror, in February through Amazon. It's a historical fiction set in the late 1800's involving a scorned woman who will get her revenge by any means necessary.

Comment by Ken Doggett on March 12, 2014 at 4:47am

Ship of Storms will be a Kindle Countdown Deal beginning Sunday March 16th, when the price drops to 99 cents for a day or two.  Then it rises in four increments until it reaches full retail the following Sunday.  If you like traditional Science Fiction with good characterization, check it out.

Comment by Byron Edgington on March 10, 2014 at 6:11pm

The Sky Behind Me, a Memoir of Flying and Life will soon rise in price to $3.99 for Kindle. Get your copy now, and reviews always welcome. Thanks.

Comment by Dormaine G on March 10, 2014 at 1:45am

I'm new to self publishing and I hope to learn a lot.

Comment by Byron Edgington on March 9, 2014 at 3:44pm

The Sky Behind Me, a Memoir of Flying and Life is available this weekend for Kindle at just  $1.99 Sunday. If you enjoy well crafted memoir, adventure tales, human interest stories and insightful writing, TSBM is a great reading experience. Download your copy for just $1.99, and reviews are always welcome.

Comment by Immigration Attorney on March 9, 2014 at 3:22pm

For those who are interested in immigration law issues, romance, a thriller written by a real immigration lawyer on serious immigration issues.  The book although a fiction is inspired by real stories.


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Comment by Sangita Singh on November 25, 2013 at 9:48pm

I would like to share a book "How To Start An HR Consultancy Company?"

It is basically a step by step guide for entrepreneurs looking to start their own HR Recruitment and Consulting Firm. This book covers the process of registering and starting the firm in India.

The book covers:

- tips to get new clients for the consultancy.

- how to keep the clients?

- challenges associated with the business

- mistakes that need to avoided


Comment by Santonio Thompson on November 20, 2013 at 8:05am

The King Of suspense Santonio Thompson delivers a paced thriller filled with adventure,excitement,and suspense! Buffy The Butterfly will take some young readers to a place they have never been and others to a place they have never been able to completely leave


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