Multiple-genre author Michael D. Kelleher offers e-publishing advice to writers who want to cash in on the highly profitable market. Because of the booming e-book industry, online publishers have multiplied in motley variety like tunas and sharks clouded by a thick swamp gas in the vast ocean, warns Kelleher. He then advises authors to do their homework in selecting a reputable publisher.
- Self-Publishing Levels the Playing Field between New and Seasoned Writers (selfpubbooks.wordpress.com)
- Saving publishing, one tweet at a time (radar.oreilly.com)
- AuthorHouse Book Review – Vanilla Gorilla (authorhousepublishers.com)
I’ve developed a nasty habit of referring to this subject as “tunas and sharks” when I discuss it with others. I suppose it’s applicable in some ways but it also has a ring of bias that I don’t appreciate in myself. So, please keep this in mind as you read on.
Online publishing is a boon to many writers. It’s a way to get their words in front of an audience, and do it with relative ease. Personally, I think good online publishers provide an important service to writers. And, there’s obviously a big market out there. It’s the future, and it’s here for all contemporary writers. Now, I’m writing about true online publishers here, not simply a POD (print on demand) service that leaves the entire process in your hands. That’s a different animal altogether, and a subject for some other time.
Online publishers are a very mixed bag…
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