Thursday, November 3, 2011

Publishing DIY

Self-publishing's quite the rage nowadays. Getting your own book into print without the backing of an agent or the sponsorship of a major publishing house is now a feasible undertaking. It's also a trend steadily morphing into an industry as innovations such as Print-on-Demand, online retailing and ebooks have helped spur the phenomenon. How's it done? Two websites which really have the know-how down pat are Amazon's Createspace and Author House. Both of them offer a wealth of information and virtual resources for what to do when you've written your novel, memoir or cookbook, but can't seem to find a way to package it. Some of the more noteworthy self-published books currently on offer in the library are The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield (FIC REDFIELD) and What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles (331.128 BOLLES).

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