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Making Sense of Self-Publishing Terms

Making Sense of Self-Publishing TermsMost authors dream of being published by a traditional publisher-one who pays to print the author's book and then pays the author royalties. However, after months or years of mailing out manuscripts to publishers and literary agents, and piles of rejection letters later-if even lucky enough to get a response-many authors ultimately turn to self-publishing. When self-publishing is first considered, the author finds that homework is... ❯❯❯

The Advantages of Self-Publishing

A few decades ago, self-publishing was considered a big "No No." The cost to self-publish was high and vanity presses often took advantage of authors. However, several well-known authors from Walt Whitman and Mark Twain to James Redfield have self-published books that have become classics and bestsellers, and with the advances in technology, self-publishing is highly affordable. As long as the author makes producing a quality book a... ❯❯❯

5 Things To Look For When Self-Publishing A Book

Today with all of the amazing technology, self publishing a book has become a more attractive option. Gone are the days of someone's dreams and visions being placed on hold or forced to wait because they are in search of a publisher to accept their book. I remember hearing so many stories of how many attempts, how many companies, and how many rejections it would take before an author could get published. I don't know about you but I... ❯❯❯

The Truth About Vanity Publishing

Many authors are choosing to publish their masterpieces on their own terms using vanity or subsidy publishers, otherwise known as "paid-for publishing", "self-publishers" and "self-publishing companies". While these establishments do have their uses, for example for specialty, limited-release books, or private books including poetry and memoirs, there are quite a few drawbacks to their use. Here's the bare-boned truth: Truth #1:¬†Sacrif... ❯❯❯

eBook Industry in China: What You Need to Know

eBook Industry in China: What You Need to Know The ebook publishing industry in China is booming. This growth can be attributed to a number of factors. Regulations in China is often different than other countries. For example, many international services are blocked in China and people in China might reply on VPN to bypass the blocking and it's not always easy to find a good VPN for China. The Chinese government regulates ebooks and online content... ❯❯❯