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Self Publishing Community and Mindset

Postby Linton Robinson » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:58 pm

I started this because it's good for anybody involved or thinking of being involved with publishing their own work to be aware that doing so involves a different "state of mind" or "goal set" than traditional publishing. It also entails a different community of writers, readers, reviewers, marketers, and so forth.
It's important to understand this: most of the worst of pubbing disasters come from people wanting to put out their own book then prance around playing "look, I'm an author" and blowing money to make it look real.
Also, there's more to it than money. If you are publishing a book of poems,you have different goals than the "entrepreneur", "sales uber alles" screed the experts preach because the want you focused on money, and therefore giving them some.

I think it's a good avenue for discussion.

To kick it off, here's an article of mine that makes a real-world (well, Third World, anyway) analogy that many have found helpful in the non-specific, but highly important area of extablishing your basic mind-set and orientation in the business of getting your work read.







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