Monday, May 28, 2007

About "Release Your Writing"

Whether you’re a writer just starting out or at the finish line, you can get your work published.

We know the long road to publishing success: attract an agent who has time and connections to place your book with a publisher, and follow the long rewarding journey to publication. But there is another way: publish it yourself.

This book goes beyond traditional publishing to strategies for success with self-publishing, putting you in control of the process.

But what about the writing, handling computer chores, and formatting a book for publication?

And how does a writer handle marketing and promotion? We’ll take you there too. Release Your Writing walks you through the whole project, not just publishing options.

Why self-publish?

Perhaps …
  • You want your work to be seen. No one can read what’s in your desk drawer.
  • You want to help people with what you’ve learned, and share your expertise.
  • You have a collection of essays or stories you’d like to sell.
  • You want a book for professional reasons, as an adjunct to your business or to share expertise with the public.
  • You’ve studied the markets and you know you aren’t likely to attract a major publisher…

Then self-publishing might be perfect for you.

Monday, May 21, 2007

A friend's success

My friend, Bob Sideman just got an important paper accepted at the Illinois History Conference.
He will be attending the conference and presenting his paper in Springfield in October 2007. He will be publishing his book shortly thereafter.