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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 May 17, 2015 at 12:16pm

Please be one of the first to participate in my new discussion forum for indie authors.

Comment by 4-LAN on May 12, 2015 at 8:53am
4-LAN, a customer just told us your review was helpful to them while shopping on Amazon.
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Comment by 4-LAN on May 2, 2015 at 9:30pm

Please follow the link below and help me congratulate Martin Murphy for having his novella, The Carnarvon Creeper, featured on the Saturday Showcase of Indies Unlimited.

Comment by 4-LAN on April 26, 2015 at 3:12pm

Check out my review of Sick Bastards by Matt Shaw.

Comment by 4-LAN on April 17, 2015 at 10:01pm

Check out my review of Bright Star by E.G. Manetti

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Comment by 4-LAN on March 24, 2015 at 10:38am

Please stop by this week's edition of What I Am Reading and be sure to post your comment on the review.

Comment by Rosalind Perry on March 16, 2015 at 1:53pm

Happy to be a new member of this group. My new book, "Out of the Ashes!" is on sale @



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