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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 on Sunday

Come congratulate fellow self published author Alan Sickler. Check out this week's edition of What I Am Reading featuring The Twenty Year Reset.

Comment by 4-LAN on July 1, 2014 at 11:13am

Martin Murphy's Soul Lifter goes paperback!

Please leave a comment on the review :-)

Comment by 4-LAN on May 16, 2014 at 11:28am

Self Publishing members,

Please stop by this week's edition of What I Am Reading.

Comment by Dee Thomas on May 15, 2014 at 1:29pm

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Comment by 4-LAN on May 13, 2014 at 8:47am
4-LAN, a customer just told us your review was helpful to them while shopping on Amazon.
The Dogs Don't Bark In Brooklyn Any...
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What I Am Reading
March 27, 2014
Comment by 4-LAN on May 6, 2014 at 9:02pm

Nate Fleming self published...

Please give it a read and leave a comment :-)

Comment by 4-LAN on May 2, 2014 at 10:03am

Please read my latest book review

And leave me a comment in the blog.

Thank you

Comment by 4-LAN on May 1, 2014 at 9:02pm
4-LAN, a customer just told us your review was helpful to them while shopping on Amazon.
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April 19, 2014
Comment by Alan Sickler on April 30, 2014 at 6:56am

Hello all!

My first novel, a dystopia about a near future America where people only communicate through technology, humans live agoraphobically in a kind of technological womb.  They never meet face to face and stepping outside is as unappealing as it is impractical.  The Twenty-Year Reset challenges our embrace of the modern, social networked world overflowing with acquaintances masquerading as friends, where you can have dinner with a loved one and never take your eyes off of your cell phone.  Where does humanity head when we become intrinsically interconnected by technology but our relationships become less substantial?

Check it out here:

Comment by 4-LAN on April 22, 2014 at 2:20pm

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


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