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Choosing To Self-Publish ~ Lots of Help . . .


Some folks still think self-publishing is somehow not “real” publishing.

Yet, many who’ve been published traditionally are embracing the benefits of self-publishing.

And, there are those who find advantages in both paths and maintain a base in both camps.

If you’ve considered exploring self-publishing you’d be hard put to find a single site that has as much info and guidance as Publetariat, founded by April L. Hamilton.

They claim they’re, “…an online community and news hub built specifically for indie authors and small, independent imprints.”

They even say they’re not really geared toward those just starting out, but………

They have Forums and one of the first categories is “Absolute Beginners ~ There’s no such thing as a dumb question here” :-)

They have News from sources like: Guardian UK-Books, NPR, Slate-Books, New York Times-Books, Publishers Weekly, Bookslut, Galleycat, and Salon-Books.

And, looking at the second link in the Menu right below their banner is Think—lots of opinion pieces.

Then comes Choose: “Reviews of books, products and services relevant to indie authorship and publishing”.

Next is Write, another section with Lots of articles, on the Craft.

Design: “…layout, typography, cover design, website design, ad design, design tools.”

Then, another category with Loads of articles—Publish.

Yet more Oodles of articles with Sell—marketing, promotion, and contests.

How about, “Planning, forming and running your own Imprint“?

They also have a section with their own Tax Expert, Julian Block, called Business End.

Finally is Book Trends, a cross-posting of articles.

I’ve self-published four books but only promoted one.

I’ve known about Publetariat for quite awhile but will still be exploring it far into the future

Do you have any sites about self-publishing to recommend?
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