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Self-publishing a book: 25 things you need to know

Self-publishing a book: 25 things you need to know
Note to readers: I originally published the article back in 2008 and have updated it a few times, most recently on June 13, 2012. This article primarily addresses self-publishing a print book, though many of the tips apply to e-books as well. For specific information about publishing an e-book, see my companion article, "How to self-publish an ebook." I know, I know. This is a column about cutting-edge electronics. So, apologies to gadget-heads as I take a brief sojourn into the land of self-publishing, which has become a lot more high-tech than a lot of people realize. A few years ago I wrote a book. Its short history is this: I worked on it for several years, acquired a high-powered agent, had some brushes with major publishers, then, crickets. I could have tried to go for a small publisher, but I was told mine was "a bigger book" with more commercial aspirations and prestigious small publishers were interested in more literary tomes. 1. Self-publishing a print book is easy. 2. 3. 4.

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Scrivener and the short story - JW Nelson Recently I was asked by fellow writers at the writing site to contribute a short story for inclusion in an e-published collection. In the past, I occasionally posted short stories for review on that site and also enjoyed the opportunity to read submissions by other writers. It’s where I worked out the stories that became “L.A. Limo Tales” (available on and the comments I received at Triggerstreet were very helpful. The dozen or so chosen contributors had all been recognized for their own Triggerstreet submissions, so I wanted to offer something worthy of the compliment I’d been given. Threading my way through some early stories, I found one that readily lent itself to a prequel to “Limo Tales”— a (hopefully) humorous tale about a night in the life of high-school aged “Max,” the cynical twenty-something protagonist of “Limo Tales.”

Three Book Cover Typography Tips As a cover designer and author, I get the pleasure of meeting many different kinds of writers. Some are just starting out on their publishing journey, others are seasoned professionals who can and do often write entire novels in a month. And those same novels go on to become New York Times best sellers. Really. Besides their packed production schedules and polished prose, what sets apart the newbies from the pros?