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Should I Self-Publish? A Motherfucking Checklist

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Sephonae



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As fun as it sounds and helpful too. Very Happy

http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2010/12/29/should-i-self-publish-a-motherfucking-checklist/
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Taco Bob



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Only took me eight books over six years to see anything that even resembles actual income. But I did it without an agent or any of that other traditional bs, which is kinda sweet. Wink
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Wonko



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...so when are you going to have the next one out?
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Taco Bob



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Not sure when I'll get something finished as I need to do a trip to Key West for further "research" first. Very Happy Good news is I actually have two in the works...

Anyone considering self-pub an ebook should read the blog by crazyman JA Konrath. He's def got it going his way...
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I've made peace with the fact that I probably won't be financially successful as a self-published author.
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lisa



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Wonko wrote:
...so when are you going to have the next one out?



TB is having them out? Oh TB. May I be of any help?
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zendao42



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sugarraydodge wrote:

I've made peace with the fact that I probably won't be financially successful as a self-published author.


Stranger things have happened, just saying-
I mean, if we can get physical copies of your book in our store, I'm sure somebody'll buy them...

BTW, if you do go the ebook route, lemme know cuz I just got my Nook set up
& I already got all TB'S & one of Boota's books-
they didn't have MR. UNDESIRABLE or I'd have got it as well-
& guess what?

They're all lendable! Cool

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zendao42



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Why authors should not publish ebook only:

http://www.sfwa.org/2011/09/an-interview-with-norman-spinrad-anarchist/

Norman Spinrad wrote:

... how in hell can you get a novel reviewed that doesn’t exist in galleys or paper book form?
And how can you sell it without reviews?

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