More on the self-publishing angle . . .

So I’ve been looking up information about a couple of sites that a lot of people seem to like, CreateSpace.com and Lulu.com, both of which offer pretty attractive elf-publishing packages.  CreateSpace has direct ties to Amazon.com and thus gives authors an automatic distribution path; I’m a little less clear on how Lulu.com operates.

Anyone have any experiences with either of these?  Or some other site?

Published in: on August 13, 2010 at 3:24 am  Comments (1)  
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Thinking about self-publishing . . .

So I did a little research into what’s out there in the world of self-publishing and got to wondering if that might not be a way for me to go with my novel.  As it is, my efforts a while back with query letters and the standard publishers did not pan out – which is not to say that I should give up, but at the same time, who ever said that the standard track for publishing had to be the way to go?  Especially in the moment that we’re in right now with people accessing movies, music, and now books, digitally, with little or no regard for the old coventions of who’s producing or publishing what.

I have to keep thinking it through – there’s a part of me that wants to have some copies of my book available sooner than later. 

And wouldn’t I still be able to do something with it using the standard publishing later on, especially with a copy of my book available?  I would like to think so.

Published in: on August 12, 2010 at 4:34 am  Comments (2)  
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Thinking about getting my novel published . . .

So I’ve had my novel pretty much ready for a little while now – I just don’t really know about the whole business side of things.  I also don’t really have money to sink into the project, so that may well limit what I can do – maybe it means I can’t publish it, except perhaps on-line?  Hmmmm.

In the next couple of weeks I really want to give some time and attention to the process – find out what’s out there, see what other people like myself have done in the past, maybe even make a move or two in the direction of actually getting the thing out there and in the hands of a publisher who would know what to do with it.  We’ll see.

Published in: on August 9, 2010 at 1:33 am  Leave a Comment  
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