This week in Indie Publishing


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How to get started as an author: Publisher offers tips for writers

When Art Bell, a publisher at Lexington Publishing LLC in Potsdam, read an article covering one of the publisher’s recent titles, he also read the tips for self-publishing that another author had included. But Bell wants local writers to know that self-publishing, and contracts with “The Big Four” are two ends of a spectrum, with a lot of options in between, particularly with smaller publishing houses.

Read the rest of this story HERE.

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The Publishing Revolution Among Topics at Conference

During an upcoming writers’ conference, literary agent Laurie McLean will discuss the publishing revolution and why getting published without an agent is no longer impossible.

McLean of the Silicon-Valley-based Fuse Literary Agency is among more than a dozen experts who will speak about the art and business of writing during the all-day Tri-Valley Writers Conference. It will take place on Saturday, April 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton, 5115 Hopyard Rd., Pleasanton.

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Five Cautionary Points to Ponder Before Publishing on Amazon

So, you are about to self-publish a book in e-book or print-on-demand format. It seems like a no-brainer to sign an exclusive contract with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) and up goes your book to Amazon’s vast online audience. After all, presumably they own 60 or 70% of the e-book market. This super rich company has overall product revenues of more than $107 billion and more than 304 million active customer accounts worldwide.

But here are five important things to know before signing up with them as a self-published author.

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How to Write That Book You’ve Been Meaning to Write

If you’re like a lot of entrepreneurs, you dream of writing a book on your area of expertise. The thing is, while many have this dream, far fewer actually realize it, and that’s a shame.

What’s stopping them? Usually self doubt and time. They aren’t secure in their ability to write a great book (or set their sights so high they’ll never reach their goal of creating a bestseller) or they simply don’t have (or make) the time to dedicate to the project.

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Self published Wembley author’s dream reality as agent signs her up

Rayner Tapia, who lives in Langham Gardens, has been signed up by American publishers Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency (SBPRA.NET) who also have an eye on turning one of her novels into a film.

The 42-year-old mother of three, who has Multiple Sclerosis, has self published her four award-winning books, with the first of her Tom McGuire tales going into print in 2010.

Read the rest of this story HERE.

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