Self-publishing’s quality problem…

When I pick up a book in a bookstore -- which, more than likely, is a book issued by a publishing company, also known as a “traditionally published” book -- I can usually assume that book will meet my baseline for quality*. In other words, it may not be a good story, the writing may … Continue reading Self-publishing’s quality problem…

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Rule number 1 for self-publishers: Proofread!

In the last few years, services like Kindle Direct Publishing and  Lulu have made it incredibly easy for writers to self-publish, which I think is mostly a good thing for writers and readers. Self-publishing enables writers to build and audience and demonstrate their talents, and it puts more voices out there than ever before. Some terrific … Continue reading Rule number 1 for self-publishers: Proofread!