Sunday, August 23, 2009

Morgan Mandel's Basic Guide To Self Publishing - Schedule

I published my own book and you can, too. The week of Monday, 8/24, through Sunday, 8/30, I’ll share a bare bones description of my experiences with self-publishing, touching on its good and not-so-good aspects. I could expand much more on the subject, but it would take up too much space. Someday, I might write a book about it. (G)

If you have questions, don’t be afraid to ask; or, if you’ve already self-published, your comments and/or suggestions are welcome.

I’ll get right on with the first post after the schedule. I’ll keep them separate, in case anyone wants to print out the list.

  1. Monday - Why Self-Publish

  2. Tuesday - How to Get Started: Legalities, Technicalities, References

  3. Wednesday- Why Use An Editor

  4. Thursday - Choosing a Printing House & Getting Familiar With It

  5. Friday - Setting Up Cover Art & Logo

  6. Saturday - Promo

  7. Sunday - Downloading, Proof, Acceptance, Publication


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  1. Hi Morgan!

    I'm a boorish oaf, so I'm going to ask the obvious question - is self-publishing financially viable?

  2. As far as profits,that remains to be seen, Anton!

    Killer Career's release date was August 15. It's too early to tell how many books I will sell.

    I do know the startup costs have gone down considerably and are not a major obstacle.

    Morgan Mandel

  3. I haven't self published yet. I'm still working out on my writing skills. Any tips on writing will be appreciated.

  4. Hi Roxanne,
    You can pick up lots of great tips here at The Blood-Red Pencil. Good luck with your writing endeavors.

    Morgan Mandel


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