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Are You Preparing for #Publishing or #SelfPublishing or #IndiePublishing?


Explanation of the title of this post

#Publishing means Traditional Publishing.

And, I do have a past post that discusses the similarities and differences between #SelfPublishing and #IndiePublishing

So

Let me share one official Huge Heap of Info about all types of “publishing”:

First is The Key Book Publishing Paths: 2016 by Jane Friedman. Which, if you don’t take links out of blog posts has a wonderful chart showing all the Publishing Paths, which you can download here

Also from Jane Friedman, 4 Lessons for Authors on the Current State of Publishing.

And, since publishing is only the beginning of a book’s life and it must be introduced to the world, here’s an article on Jane’s blog; but, by Fauzia BurkeHow to Save Money and Do Online Book Publicity Yourself.

Also, since “publishing” can mean all of these—To issue to the public, To produce and offer for sale, To put into circulation, To make public, To divulge, To announce, and To proclaim—here’s Jane Friedman in a “podcast with images” from the Future of Publishing’s Indie Author Fringe

 

Plus, here’s a video about the future of publishing from Mark Coker of Smashwords:

 

Finally, since releasing a book without proper editing can be a form of Publishing-Death, here’s a video with the inimitable Roz Morris conducting a discussion with Ricardo Fayet, Laxmi Harahan, and Andy Lowe:


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7 responses to “Are You Preparing for #Publishing or #SelfPublishing or #IndiePublishing?

  1. Mike April 20, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Good advice. Hopeful writers have to realize self-publishing means they have to select the cover artist, hire a good editor, and become their own marketing department. It’s not as easy as some make it sound.

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    • Alexander M Zoltai April 20, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      You are Absolutely right, Mike :-)

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  2. Roz Morris @Roz_Morris April 21, 2016 at 4:36 am

    Thanks for sharing my video, Alexander!

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    • Alexander M Zoltai April 21, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      You bet, Roz! :-)

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  3. dgkaye April 26, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Great share. Self publishing is not a walk in the park. :)

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    • Alexander M Zoltai April 26, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      Well, perhaps while writing it; but, certainly not in the actual tasks preceding publishing and promotion :-)

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      • dgkaye April 27, 2016 at 1:50 pm

        Exactly my sentiments. :) Writing is the joy.

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