From the Archives: “4 Myths About Self-Publishing Today”

Stepping into self publishing for the first time is hard and scary. I deal with the fear by remaining unwarrantedly optimistic and exceedingly enthusiastic. You, however, may want to get a second opinion. Here’s one I thought was knowledgeable and well-researched:
From the Archives: "4 Myths About Self-Publishing Today".

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14 responses to “From the Archives: “4 Myths About Self-Publishing Today”

  1. islandmoonrise

    Thanks Ana (and Kelly, of course!), another really useful post. I think authors often rush into either self-publishing or agent/publishing deals without researching the pitfalls and catches. Two pointers – one might be to read Amazon’s small print (or whatever self-publishing platform you use), these details get updated and change, sometimes unfavourably for the author. It might also be useful for those going down the traditional/agent route to check their client list, then check those against, say, Amazon’s selling figures, particularly same genre/similar books. Some writers don’t get quite the backing they might hope for, I suspect. Again, always read the small print or get a legal eye cast on any contracts signed, its your right. It’s a tricky one, isn’t it.
    Good luck with your book Ana.

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    • Thank you so much! I will endeavour to read the small print…I was about to take the lazy approach of “I’ve decided on Kindle, so what they request goes”.

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      • islandmoonrise

        I knew there was something niggling at the back of my mind (there may be something else about Amazon but that’s not emerged yet) – check out this link regarding Kindle’s new payment system – http://fortune.com/2015/06/24/amazon-kindle-authors/ – I don’t know about you but I really don’t like the sound of it. After all, you don’t get to only buy part of a paperback/hardback if you read a bit then take it up at a later date.
        Talk about invisible goalposts.

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      • It only applies to Select, I am yet to decide if I would participate in it… better do my research, I guess! Do you get more hits as part of Select? Thank you so much for the info. My approach to this is rather laid back, I must say – I want the book to be discovered, so the change is unlikely to affect my decision to publish with Kindle.

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  2. Interesting article! Thanks for passing it along. Self-publishing is definitely a lot of work. Good luck with your new book!

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  4. This is a very interesting (and encouraging) post. Thank you!

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  5. Ana, well done o! Self-publishin no easy at all. But I’v got no other option. Thank God 4 self-publishin

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  6. synergynow66

    Nothing to do with the post… the profile pic is spot on!!…. it’s you and the not so hidden you…

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