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January 11, 2013

Surprised by Self-Publishing

Jennie Nash tells us there is a thrill when an author can pick her own cover, set her own prices, decide on special editions and more. She also tells us there's terror.

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Posted by Andy Le Peau at 12:55 PM

December 3, 2012

Millions in Ebooks

The saying goes (at least I say it) that as soon as a trend makes the cover of Time, it's over. Well, self-publishing didn't make the cover, but Time did give the topic a six-page article, highlighting a few writers who say they've made hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars self-publishing ebooks. Here's just a few of my takeaways from the piece by Andrew Rice:

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Posted by Andy Le Peau at 12:08 PM | Comments (2) are closed

March 7, 2012

What If You Wanted to Publish?

Would you join me in a thought experiment? What if you had to answer the following questions?

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Posted by Andy Le Peau at 8:50 AM

February 9, 2012

Reaching the World (or Not)

With all the options and advantages for self-publishing print and ebooks, authors are weighing their options these days, wondering what traditional publishers really have to offer. One consideration is selling rights.

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Posted by Andy Le Peau at 8:40 AM | Comments (4) are closed

January 20, 2012

Self Publish? You Bet.

Do I, as the editorial director for a traditional print publisher, encourage and support self-publishing--even self-ebook publishing? Yes. I do. Here's why.

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Posted by Andy Le Peau at 10:04 AM | Comments (11) are closed

January 26, 2009

Time to Learn

The saying goes that once something makes Time magazine--be it pop trend, political trend, economic trend--it's over. For example, once Time reported the housing bubble a couple years back, it was probably time to get out of real estate.

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Posted by Andy Le Peau at 9:35 AM | Comments (2) are closed

October 19, 2007

Extreme Makeover: Vanity Publishing Edition

Vanity publishing. It even sounds a bit sleazy, doesn't it? Paying a "publisher" to print and distribute your work has always had negative connotations in publishing. If a legitimate firm won't produce your book, there must be something wrong with it. Right? Either it is commercially unviable or editorially substandard. It means someone is doing it just to satisfy their vanity.

No more. Vanity publishing has had an extreme makeover.

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Posted by Andy Le Peau at 8:59 AM

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