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Forget Facebook. GoodReads Is The Best Social Network for Indie Authors | Advice on Self-Publishing & Selling Your Books. From The Alliance of Independent Authors

Forget Facebook. GoodReads Is The Best Social Network for Indie Authors | Advice on Self-Publishing & Selling Your Books. From The Alliance of Independent Authors | Self Publishing | Scoop.it
Members of the Alliance of Independent Authors are getting together on Goodreads to do exciting giveaways and other events in 2013. We believe that GR is the best social network for all writers, including self-publishing authors.

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ToyotaVoice: How Print-On-Demand Is Transforming Self-Publishing

ToyotaVoice: How Print-On-Demand Is Transforming Self-Publishing | Self Publishing | Scoop.it

Thanks to the advent of self-publishing, crowdfunding and e-commerce, indie artists of all kinds are launching their creative careers as solopreneurs...

 

...“When you make something easier to do, people do more of it,” wrote Thompson. “‘Print-on-demand’ publishing is about to do the same thing to books. It’ll keep them alive—by allowing them to be much weirder.

 

”By ‘weirder’ Thompson means more individualized and diverse. And he was correct. Bowker has reported increases in the numbers of book titles published overall for years, despite decreases in titles published by traditional publishers. The bibliographic information clearinghouse reported the growth has been ”driven almost exclusively by a strong self-publishing market.”...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 4, 2013 5:30 PM

Maybe ebooks aren't killing publishing after all? Weird huh? 

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, August 10, 2013 1:57 AM

Weird is beautiful. ...Profitability, well... Perhaps the beautiful worry less about such things.

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The Why and How Self-Publishing a Book Is A Great Idea For Any Entrepreneur | Techcrunch

The Why and How Self-Publishing a Book Is A Great Idea For Any Entrepreneur | Techcrunch | Self Publishing | Scoop.it

James Altucher tackles three issues on Techcrunch: "Why self-publish rather than use a traditional publisher, why entrepreneurs should self-publish, and finally, HOW does one go about self-publishing."

 

A few highlights from the article: 

 

"...when I self-publish I make about a 70% royalty instead of a 15% royalty with a traditional publisher. I also own 100% of the foreign rights instead of 50%."

 

"You won’t make a million dollars on your book (well, maybe you will – never say never) but just being able to say, “I’m a published author” extends your credibility as a writer/speaker/enterpreneur when you go out there now to sell your book, syndicate your blog elsewhere or to get speaking engagements, etc."

 

"I used createspace because they are owned by Amazon and have excellent customer service. They let you pick the size of your book and then have Microsoft Word templates that you download to format your book within"

 

Read the full article: http://techcrunch.com/2012/01/28/why-every-entrepreneur-should-self-publish-a-book/ ;

 

(Curated by Robin Good)


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Smashwords: How Libraries Can Launch Community Publishing Initiatives with Self-Published Ebooks

Smashwords: How Libraries Can Launch Community Publishing Initiatives with Self-Published Ebooks | Self Publishing | Scoop.it

Mark Coker: Libraries are uniquely qualified to orchestrate community resources and talent to help local writers become professional self-publishers. By holding seminars and classes, and by bringing local authors together face to face with readers and aspiring authors, libraries can help unleash the talent locked inside the minds and fingertips of their local community's writers.  They can also help ensure a steady future supply of library-friendly authors who will want to supply their ebooks to libraries.

 

Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/17571498#

 


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, March 25, 2013 7:28 AM

Great tools and tips for self-publishing at libraries!