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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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Latest Activity: May 15


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 Tom Mcgreevy on October 1, 2008 at 2:45am
Published my POD book with Rossendale Books, over here in the UK. And had a fantastic service before, after, and ongoing.
My Book published 1st June 2008: ' Poems for Paula ' by Tom Mcgreevy

Why not pay a visit to my website ? You will be most welcome
Have a nice day all !
Comment by Bobby Ozuna on September 24, 2008 at 8:23am
Authors WANTED for "author interview" section of Melly's Spot blog...
See my latest blog posting for updates and information!!!

~Bobby Ozuna
Drawing Stories...With Words
Comment by James Conroyd Martin on September 23, 2008 at 10:01pm
Hi, all,

I'm now with St. Martin's Press, but I started out with Xlibris. I think I may be able to contribute here.

James Conroyd Martin
Author of Push Not the River & Against a Crimson Sky
Comment by Bobby Ozuna on September 18, 2008 at 11:55am
Hello everyone... I just joined the group today and I am very impressed. I have spent the past year working (HARD) to discover ways to help the independent publisher/author find success. I have been very fortunate in our promotion of my novel: "Proud Souls."

You can find me on MySpace, Facebook & Blogger... my homesite is here:

Oh and stop by to check out the reviews of my self-released title: "Proud Souls."
Comment by Jasper Blake on September 17, 2008 at 2:53pm
Social Media Marketing is the way to go - see the following article -
If anyone is interested in marketing their book in such a manner you can contact me through the DBYB website.
Comment by John Wagner on August 7, 2008 at 12:21am
Hello my name is John. And I'm happy I found you guys. Best wishes to us all.
Comment by Conrad Jones on August 6, 2008 at 11:01am
Hi I`m the self published author of a trilogy of action thrillers called `Soft Target` see the reviews on amazon
Comment by Thomas Nixon on August 4, 2008 at 6:01pm
I have a new book review up on my Small Press Blog. What Writers Need to Know About Publishing. Read it here.
Comment by Joshua Busch on July 25, 2008 at 1:11pm
Looking for a publisher? Try and see the tab for "author guidelines." We are accepting novel submissions.
Comment by D Tyler Brown on July 23, 2008 at 6:49pm
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