Why the offer of a publishing contract should scare you

From Rick: Those of you who have read previous blog posts here on publishing and publishers know that Scott and I are strong advocates of self-publishing, and by “self-publishing” we don’t mean paying someone to publish your book for you.

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Some secrets for marketing success

From Rick: Whenever I suggest self-publishing to authors, I frequently hear the same three objections. One: They can’t afford it. This one derives in part from the days when Vanity Presses represented the only viable route to self-publishing and from

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Friends don’t let friends use vanity publishing-2

From Scott: There has been a longstanding debate among authors, agents, and publishers, concerning the viability of self-publishing versus using a traditional publisher. Rick and I (and probably even some guest bloggers) have brought up the benefits and pitfalls involved

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Further thoughts on self-publishing

and data to back them up. From Rick: A couple of months back, my friend Adam Fenner, who had been a guest blogger on here before, did a series of blogs on his website about the publishing industry and self-publishing.

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