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Comment by Margot Finke on August 29, 2011 at 4:36pm

Dawn and April,  self publishing can work very well if you have a book that has a niche market, and you target that market for all you are worth.  There are two things involved in self publishing successfully:

#1 - Doing you homework about the fine details involved in self publishing, and making sure you get your money's worth and are not ripped off.

#2 - Having the energy, time and money to promote your book successfully.  Doing this successfully takes a huge amount of time and not a little money.  Learning to write tight and terrific Press Releases for TV, Radio and newspaper contacts + bookstores and schools.  Getting bookstores and schools to let you do signings, and talk about your books.  Finding the right markets to target.  Being Social Network savvy, and working Facebook, Google+, Twitter and others to your advantage. And on and on.  Promotion never seems to end.  And it is ALL up to you when you self publish. 

 

Publishing is the easier part.  But a published book that does not sell is no good to you or anyone else.  You have to find your market and then go after it.  I would advise thoroughly researching BOTH the publishing and the promotional side of sellf publishing  before attempting it.  Pick the brains of  online authors who have self -published and been successful at it. 

 

A PDF book needs to be converted into a proper eBook that will go on Kindle and other e-readers.  This takes some knowledge and know-how.  Books that are self published need serious editing,  exactly the same as those published traditionally.  Thinking you can skip past this important last step is what makes so many self published  books poor quality.  No one should try to self-edit their own writing - or have a friend who is not a trained editor do it for them. 

 

Without exception, I have found that writers who successful self publish, are those that took  the time in the beginning to research every detail of both the publishing and the promotion, before they went ahead and did it.

 

** Margot’s Magic Carpet
    Books With a WOW Factor
    http://perfectmagiccarpet.blogspot.com/

    ** Manuscript Critiques
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Comment by Becoming SuperMommy on August 29, 2011 at 2:02pm

I'm writing for Ideas for Women now!  Check it out!

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Comment by Dawn Odell on August 29, 2011 at 9:50am
Question: What is your opinion on self publishing vs traditional publishing?
Comment by April Nicole on August 29, 2011 at 9:44am

Ok ladies!! My first book I want to actually put put into the word is ready! :) all safe and sound on my computer.  I was wondering if you ladies use a certain program or just have it on a PDF file to put into a book format.  I was thinking of self publishing and wanted advice on who you all use? Or do you do i on a ebook format with kindle or amazon?

My book is empowering women that have been abused or raped and turning that trauma into a force to change your life for the better! :) It is targeted for women of all ages including teens.  I have been nervous to put it out there because it can be controversial but in a good way. New ways of looking at things.

any advice would be appriciated

thank you

nikki 

Comment by Demika Caldwell on August 29, 2011 at 1:40am
Delete Comment Hi! I'm a self-published author of two children's books; Manners Stink and Stinky Boys! You're kids will love the story and fabulous illustrations! Please check them out! I appreciate your support!

Demika Caldwell
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http://www.demikacaldwell.com
Comment by Becoming SuperMommy on August 29, 2011 at 12:33am
Comment by Antionette Blair on August 28, 2011 at 10:35am

Hi,

I am hosting a 100th posts celebration. Today's post is 5 BACK TO SCHOOL SAVING TIPS.   

I would love if you could come by and join in the celebrations. I WILL FOLLOW BACK.

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LIONESS

Comment by Margot Finke on August 23, 2011 at 7:51pm

Visit HOK KIDS on READING to discover just some of the wonderful children's books reviewers recommend you read to your children.  There are lots more if you click the link provided -  http://hookkidsonreading.blogspot.com/

 

 Reading a story to your child every night is a way of making wonderful regular memories for both of you.  It also gives children a lifetime love of reading, plus an escape into the fun, adventure, and wisdom that often lurks within the front and back covers of a book.

Margot’s Magic Carpet
11x Books With a WOW Factor
http://perfectmagiccarpet.blogspot.com

 

Comment by Margot Finke on August 23, 2011 at 7:28pm

Ahaaaa - the joys of getting ready for back-to-school.   Clothes to buy, fights about what is appropriate to wear and what is NOT, supplies, laptops, listening to your child's sad song  about summer ending. . .  I don't miss it at all!!

However, the utter bliss of a quiet house on their first day back is almost worth all the pre-return hair tearing and yelling.

 

Margot’s Magic Carpet
11x Books With a WOW Factor
http://perfectmagiccarpet.blogspot.com

 

Comment by Dawn Tolson on August 23, 2011 at 9:17am

Are you getting ready for you children to go back to school? As an English woman in NC I find this time of year frightening -- here is my account of the back-to-school-lists!

 

http://4gabycom.blogspot.com/2011/08/as-spongebob-states-im-read-im...

 

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