Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Conf 618: Self-Publishing and Self Publishing




There's a big article in today's Telegraph Arts about the rise of self-publishing. It concentrates mainly on print when all everybody is talking about now is digital, but still interesting with some good links. I think the most important point raised is editing. Self-editing to a raw and then getting it edited and then proof read by an outside party to a professional standard is crucial.

I'm being a bit ambitous I know, but hoping my little mini-me publishing venture will be up and running in time to enter this:

Call for Entries - 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Calling all indie authors and publishers – including small and mid-size independent publishers, university presses, e-book publishers, and self-published authors. Enter the Next Generation Indie Book Awards™ now to have your book considered for cash prizes of $1,500, awards, exposure, and recognition as one of the top independently published books of the year!

The top 60 books will be reviewed by New York literary agent Marilyn Allen or her co-agents for possible representation in areas such as distribution, foreign rights, and film rights. Ms. Allen has served as Senior Vice President of Harper Collins, directed sales and marketing teams for Simon & Schuster and Penguin Books, and worked with authors such as Stephen King, Ken Follett, and Barbara Kingsolver.

Visit www.IndieBookAwards.com to enter.

Publisher's Lunch Newsletter Jan 2010

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