Is Self-Publishing Only For Americans?

Is Self-Publishing Only For Americans?

The multiple self-publishing hurdles for non-US authors. Self-published authors, who like me, have the misfortune to reside outside the US know all too well of the handicaps and barriers that they have to accept, or break down along the route to getting their books self-published and promoted. There are issues such as extremely high shipping costs, and excessively long delivery times for POD books and higher minimum royalty payments that are only payable by check to non-US accounts, and not electronically as they are for US accounts. Even when they overcome issues such as these, further hurdles and worse, firmly closed doors await them along the way in trying to broaden their markets and promote

Time To Kill A Book

Time To Kill A Book

I have to kill a book. It’s a dog. It’s not easy to come to the conclusion that a book you have painstakingly written is a failure, but sometimes you have to take it on the chin, let it go and decide to kill a book. I made this decision after watching one particular book of mine fail at every turn. No amount of free ebook giveaways or promotion helped the poor darling, so I made the decision to unpublish it, and file it away under experience. By some weird coincidence, though, when I finally got up the courage to hit the kill buttons, both Amazon’s KDP and Createspace sites were down! They

Self Published Authors Get Ready, You’re Being Dumped

Self Published Authors Get Ready, You’re Being Dumped

If you’re a self published author, get ready for some disappointing news. Your usefulness is coming to an end. Yes, you have all worked very hard for very little return in building an empire to be exploited by multinational enterprises, but sadly, your job is almost done and it’s time now for you to be given the ‘boot’. It all started with the Amazon’s KDP Select program that offered ‘manna from heaven‘ in exchange for granting Amazon exclusivity to your ebooks. And yes, it was very nice for a few months, until the rules were changed. Without notice of course. You see, the problem was that self published titles were

Self Publishing Your Book For Everyone

Self Publishing Your Book For Everyone

Publishing in ebook and paperback If you are in any way connected to books, reading, writing on the Internet there is no escaping the range of debates about self-publishing. However, what has got lost is that self-publishing is not solely about Amazon, Kindle and ebooks. While it is super simple to ‘clack’ out a Word document and upload it to Kindle Direct Publishing, then see your ‘book’ published 24 hours later, this is not what I define as self-publishing. The book still lives. No one has killed it as far as I can ascertain, so if you are serious about publishing your book, why not do it well. The months, or in some

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