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Another Article about Self Publishing eBooks

April 20, 2011

I ran across another article about self publishing ebooks today.  I like this one, titled Self Publishing is the Future. This is Your Guide, because it gives a lot of information about different resources that authors can use.

On my last post about self publishing, there was a strangely irate comment left by an anonymous person. I don’t know if that person is a disgruntled author who hasn’t had much luck with getting his/her own book published or if he/she is just an angry sort of person, but apparently this is a touchy subject for some people.

It seems to me that we’re hearing more and more about self-published authors who are having success. I would not say that this is suddenly the new normal. It’s not even “normal” for traditionally published authors to have huge success. The famous authors that sell kazillions of books are in the minority. Considering that, it seems reasonable to me that an author might want to explore all available options.

Like the article mentions, it’s easy to self publish a Kindle edition of your ebook now. With the popularity of the Kindle, that might not be a bad idea for an author that’s getting started. If you can’t find a publisher, or while you’re waiting on responses, you can at least make your book available to your audience. This doesn’t mean that you’ll become famous or sell a kazillion copies, but it’s something rather than nothing, and if you do some marketing work you might actually make some money. More important than that: you might start to gain some fans of your writing.

All in all, it’s interesting to watch the publishing industry change with new technology. We’ll see where it goes.

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