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Self Publishing

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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Latest Activity: Dec 29, 2018


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 Lynn Tincher, Author on May 13, 2008 at 8:50am
SPECIAL OFFER: Visit and pre-order your autographed copy of Afterthoughts. Use coupon code ACS2008 during the checkout process. With this coupon, you will receive $5.00 off your order and the American Cancer Society will get 10% of all the revenue from the sales. Please feel free to forward the coupon code to any one that may be interested in helping.
Comment by Lynn Tincher, Author on May 12, 2008 at 2:12pm
I am excited to announce some new changes to my newsletter (eZine). I am adding two new sections and will start publishing those sections in my June edition.

The first section will feature artists of all kinds. If you are an artist, musician, author, painter, actor, etc., please visit to submit your ad, information, links to websites and the like to be considered for publication.

I will also have a Readers Care section. This is open for submissions of all kinds. If you are afiliated with an organization, charity, community event that you are passionate about, submit an article to me to be considered for publication. Your voice matters! Visit to submit your article.

Please forward this email to anyone you know that may be interested in submitting something to be published in the eZine. The eZine is already reaching hundreds of people in the US, Canada and the UK. This is my way of giving back by providing this service FOR FREE to everyone. If you have received this email from a friend, please sign up on my website so that you can receive the eZine.

Thank you all for your support and help I've received over the last couple of months. I could not have done this without you!

Lynn Tincher
Comment by Lorraine Harris on May 11, 2008 at 9:35am
I have six books all POD published. I'm thankful that modern technology has provided an alternative to traditional publishing. If not, I probably would still be receiving rejection letters for my books.

The bottom line for anyone whether self-published, POD published, Vanity Press, or traditional publishing is the marketing, promoting, and selling of your book(s). I've discovered that my books have sold very well but it's been because of my efforts in that area.
Comment by Linton Robinson on May 8, 2008 at 11:33pm
Again, I'd like to remind people of a new, but valuable resource: the forums at < A HREF="">Self Publishers Place

You can list a link to your book, and poke around the forum for some good tips on various aspects of self-publishing and promotion.
Comment by Linton Robinson on May 8, 2008 at 11:28pm
Hi Lynda
About Widgets. Get hold of Fraser, a very nice guy and member of this group. He can show you all about it. They are a very powerful sales and promo tool if you use them.
Comment by Joshua Busch on May 8, 2008 at 4:38am
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Comment by Lynn Tincher, Author on April 30, 2008 at 12:44pm
Hello everyone! It's good to see some great comments regarding iUniverse. I am publishing my first book, Afterthoughts, now through them. It's due to be released in September, so far I have been very impressed. If you would like to know more, please visit my website at I am looking forward to getting to know you all as well. Congratulations to everyone on the board on your accomplishments so far. Just to get to the point of being able to publish is a great accomplishment. To believe enough in yourself, yet another. Kuddos to everyone and good luck.
Comment by Janet J Enos on April 23, 2008 at 1:01pm
Hello all,

I'm with Lynda, what is a widget? Is there anyone out there that can answer this question for us?

As for converting a book to an e-book, amazon does it and calls it a kindle book. Not sure if that is the same thing, but apparently you can do it online.
Comment by Lynda J. Sanders on April 8, 2008 at 1:45pm
Hi all what is a widget
Comment by Joseph Langen on April 3, 2008 at 7:52am
Hi everyone,
I'm new here and am looking forward to having a community with which to discuss self publishing. I recently published my first novel, The Pastor's Inferno, and need some help getting focused in my marketing efforts. I'm looking forward to sharing the journey with you.

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