Part 2 – What is “Self” Publishing? From Kat Valentine

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I keep telling Kat she should write is “How To Publish/Or Not Publish For Dummies”

EVERYBODY has a story to tell.  EVERYBODY thinks they are interesting.  Hardly anyone knows the ins and outs of the industry like Kat does.

Kat Writes-

Subsidy Publishing vs. Independent Publishing

For many people the words “self-published” bear a stigma and the suggestion that self-publishing is the only option the author had to get a book in to print. This is not true. Some authors who have self-published are Mark Twain, John Grisham, Tom Clancy, Deepak Chopra, Virginia Woolf, and Margaret Atwood. Among the most famous of self-published books are Huckleberry Finn, the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and that most ubiquitous cookbook, The Joy of Cooking. Authors self publish for a variety of reasons.

Today publishing has been complicated by the addition of e-publishing. In this post I’m going to discuss the different types of print publishing, and include information on how e-books are handled by each. Since we already talked about traditional publishing I won’t delve much further in to that but bear these things in mind as you decide how much time and effort you wish to spend pursuing a contract with a traditional publisher:

Continued at: http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/p/publishing-your-book-today.html

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