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    Thanks, and I'm glad you enjoyed them.

    Thanks, and I'm glad you enjoyed them.
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    Thanks for letting me know I'm not talking to the...

    Thanks for letting me know I'm not talking to the wind here! My final post went up this morning, but I'll be around for the rest of the month to answer questions, if I can.
  3. Where Will You Sell Your Book? -- Lecture #6

    Where will you sell your book?

    So, your manuscript is finished. You've polished it until it shines and you've had it edited. How do you get it published? Where do you get it published?

    First,...
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    Don't Push The Button! - Lecture #5

    Today I'll share some of the potential dangers of indie publishing. The biggest one is pushing that "publish" button too soon. You and your book are going to be competing with hundreds of thousands...
  5. Thanks for sharing

    There are no reliable statistics for KDP Select; it works for some, tanks for others. However, there's no reason to withdraw from Kindle--just don't choose the Select option. I'm at Amazon, B&N,...
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    Today we're going to talk about what you need for success in indie publishing. Following are a few of the guidelines from Mark Coker, founder and CEO of Smashwords. He's got a lot more pieces of...
  7. Thanks -- everything's an adventure these days.

    Thanks -- everything's an adventure these days.
  8. Most social media are free; it's a matter of...

    Most social media are free; it's a matter of learning how to use them without becoming off-putting. The emphasis should be on the 'social' and not on promoting. I think all publishers expect you to...
  9. Jennifer, I'll be bringing up what it takes to...

    Jennifer, I'll be bringing up what it takes to get a book indie published. I'm not sure what you mean about the difference between social media and pricing, or am I reading your question wrong?
  10. The posts are still there.

    Jennifer -- they're still up. You didn't miss anything. They'll be here for all of February, so feel free to go back and read them.
  11. Definitely valid concerns. Yes, the burden lies...

    Definitely valid concerns. Yes, the burden lies on your shoulders, and that, as I pointed out, is a good and a bad thing. The thing to remember is that it's indie PUBLISHING which means you have to...
  12. What Do You Need to Indie Publish? Post #3

    Last time I talked about the two sides of most aspects of indie publishing. One thing I didn't mention, because it really doesn't have a true 'con' is that you can set your own career path as an...
  13. Thanks, Kitty - hope there are tidbits you can...

    Thanks, Kitty - hope there are tidbits you can use.
  14. Grace - I wasn't aware of the problems with...

    Grace - I wasn't aware of the problems with Kindle Fire. Most of the time I use the default uploading, but as I said, everything changes faster than you can blink. Normally, the reader who purchases...
  15. Pros and Cons of Indie Publishing Post #2

    I hope you have a better understanding of what Indie Publishing is and isn't. Today, I'll look at some of the Pros and Cons.

    Pros:
    1. You're your own boss
    2. You control content
    3. You control...
  16. Sticky: Good question, Caroline. I've had people ask this...

    Good question, Caroline. I've had people ask this before. The "beauty" of indie publishing is you're the publisher. There's nothing between you and getting your book published. You write your book,...
  17. Sticky: Thanks

    Glad I can start clarifying things. There are a lot of misconceptions out there.
  18. Sticky: Welcome to "Indie Publishing: Is It For You?" Post #1

    I'm Terry Odell, and I'll be leading what I hope is an open discussion of Indie Publishing over the next week or two. I've published 12 novels in the mystery and romantic suspense genres, as well as...
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