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A Cautionary Tale

When writers think of networking, after they choke back the swell of panic over the thought of leaving their writing desk and venturing out into public for a change, they often imagine doing so in order to share publishing opportunities and media connections, to help one another find success. But there’s another, equally important benefit […]

Meet Reedsy

If you’re considering self-publishing your next book, you might consider exploring Reedsy, a London company with big plans to revolutionize the publishing industry by using technological innovation to craft better books. Reedsy offers many of the same “full service” publishing options as other companies, including editorial help, design work, and marketing/publicity. They carefully curate their […]

Self-Published? The Numbers Don’t Lie

The book review department at The Washington Post receives about 150 books a day. Read that again. 150 books. A day. These are books that had to find an agent, then a publisher, then be professionally edited, and then find someone willing to throw marketing dollars at them, because The Washington Post? It doesn’t review […]

Library Journal’s SELF-e Launches in Beta Libraries

From BiblioLabs: In advance of the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, Library Journal (LJ) and BiblioBoard are pleased to announce the launch of beta versions of the LJ SELF-e platform and curation service at the following library systems: Los Angeles Public Library, San Diego County Public Library, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Arizona State […]

So Who’s Making Money with This Thing?

“Self-publishing has revolutionized the publishing industry.” How many times have you heard that in the past five years? And it’s true that it’s easier now than ever before for authors to publish and to put their writing in front of potential readers—cheaper too. And yet. Even before the invention of the e-reader, very few writers […]

Crowdsource Your Masterpiece

It’s hard to even consider writing a book without somewhere in the back of your mind wondering, “Hmmmm…is there a market for this type of work?” But now one company is hoping to take the guesswork out of publishing altogether with a revolutionary publishing platform: Pubslush. What’s Pubslush? Pubslush is a global, crowdfunding and analytics […]

Have You Self-Published?

If so, the Network has a favor to ask. From time to time, we receive inquiries from authors looking to self-publish for the first time. While we are able to direct these writers to certain resources and publishing platforms, we would also love to be able to put these writers in touch with other authors […]

Self-Publish? Don’t Even Think About It

A cottage industry—or really not so “cottage-y” anymore—has been built around dispensing advice to would-be authors on how to self-publish their book(s). How-to-guides, blogs and website services, and weekend-long conferences are devoted to eschewing the traditional method of publishing and teaching folks to do it themselves. What you’ll rarely hear at one of those publishing […]

How Do You Publish?

How do you publish? Have you been published by a traditional publishing house, or are you a self-published author? If self-published, are you distributing your book yourself or through a distributor? Jane Friedman, the web editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review, walks authors through five different publishing models in her recent blog post here. Don’t […]

NPR on Self-Publishing

In case you missed it, National Public Radio’s Morning Edition today included a story by Lynn Neary, posted on their website under the headline “Self-Publishing: No Longer Just a Vanity Project.” Which, y’know, most of us already knew, but it’s nice to get some NPR notice. The story does a good job of examining the […]