Posts Tagged ‘Self Publishing’

Using Print On Demand To Publish Your Book
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[Posted on: 20 December 2010]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Writer's Resources]
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In an earlier post on this site, I wrote about the differences in self-publishing via traditional print and Print On Demand (POD). My latest book, Time Zones, Containers and Three Square Meals a Day, was published via POD, which was a new experience for me. Print On Demand is a digital way of getting your [...]

Is Self-Publishing Your Book Right For You?
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I am a traveler, and like many people on this site, I write about it. That is to say, I don’t blog about my trips, but instead have written a book, Time Zones, Containers and Three Square Meals a Day, about a few particular journeys I made while working on a container ship. Now that [...]

Your Knowledge is Valuable (So Why Not Sell It?)
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[Posted on: 5 June 2010]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Opportunities, Writer's Resources]
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EDITOR’S NOTE: The links below are now going to a DIFFERENT (but still good) video – the prior program of free videos has NOW CLOSED. You can still watch the new video (it’s about an hour) to get some good information without any obligation to sign up for his course. Every day I get email [...]

Virtual Assistance – Everything But The Coffee
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[Posted on: 26 March 2010]
[Posted in: Interviews, Writer's Resources]
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The world of publishing is changing day by day. In the old days, an author whose book was accepted for publication could count on a team of professionals, employed by the publisher, whose jobs were to polish a manuscript into a slick, shelf-ready product. These days, many of the powerhouse publishers have down-sized, and, as [...]

Publishing: The Good, The Bad, & The More Difficult
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[Posted on: 4 January 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles]
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The publishing world can be overwhelming, but don’t let it deter you if your passion is to be a published author. It seems that changes in the publishing industry are happening as quickly as your new computer is outdated. We will attempt to cover some of the basics, but like anything else, we suggest that [...]

How I Got to Hold My Book With Both Hands
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[Posted on: 23 November 2009]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Travel Writing Books]
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I began to write my story somewhere in Eastern Russia, in the form of a few words thrown together in an email, to some of my favorite ‘sisters’. Those precious girlfriends, those fabulous women, who are the ‘treasure’ of every woman’s life, are the reason that I wrote my story down at all. It was [...]

Marketing Your Own Travel Books and Guides
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[Posted on: 4 November 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts]
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Unless you’re a Stephen King or a Dan Brown, the chances are really high that you’ll do most, if not all, of the marketing for your books yourself if you want to sell them. This is especially so if you’ve self-published your own travel guides, such as I have. Self-publishing is, after all, a do-it-yourself [...]

Guidebooks: Is Self-Publishing For You?
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[Posted on: 19 October 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles]
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Writing guidebooks is a dream of many travel writers, but if publishers aren’t knocking on your door begging you to write one for them, write your own and self-publish it. That’s what I did. My first mini-guide grew out of an article I was writing for a newspaper travel section in 1996. They wanted 750 [...]



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