Saturday, October 22, 2011


Mostly because of my line of work but partly because the publishing world is changing, I keep hearing a lot about authors who decide to self-publish. The Decatur Book Festival was full of these folks and I'm reading more and more books that have been published this way. For those who have expertise or a good story to share and who don't want to go through the traditional channels to get their book published, it can be a great option. A recent article in USA Today caught my attention about an author who first went the self-publishing route and then got her book picked up my Amazon in their new program called AmazonEncore, which publishes new and little-known authors via paperbacks, audio and e-books. So, if you've thought of writing a book, you should. There are plenty of resources out there for those wanting to go the self-publishing route. Forget about facing rejection from major publishers just to get your work out there.

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