Vanity Publishing: What to avoid to stay safe and successful

There are no easy paths in publishing; writers who find themselves struggling on the traditional route can face equal or worse setbacks in their efforts to self-publish.  While agents and agencies have their biases (as we’ve discussed previously), vanity publishers operate heedless of prejudice to prey on struggling authors. Authors that have chosen to go… Read More

You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat: Getting serious about self-publishing

Let’s get a few things straight here. Self Publishing is not: -easy -cheap -for people who can’t write Self Publishing is: -expensive -time consuming -for anyone who wants to run a small business Okay but why the Jaws analogy? Because self-publishing is a lot like fishing. Anyone can do the basics, but to be successful… Read More