Self-publishing is not a new phenomenon; after the invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg innumerous books have been self-published.
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Services which behave ethically and professionally, with pricing and value in line with industry norms. Services which fail to align with our Code of Standards, have given rise to consistent complaints and, in some cases, have been subject to legal action.Last year we conducted an extensive author survey to tease out the strategies and tactics successful authors were using to achieve their success.
It was one of our most popular posts in so this year we did it again! Last year, we focused on emerging authors and financially successful authors, isolating what the financially successful authors do differently than the emerging authors.
By Corina Koch MacLeod and Carla Douglas. In our last article, 5 Things You Should Know about Working with Beta Readers, we discussed how you can work with beta readers to enhance the self-editing srmvision.com-editing, or revision, as we call it, is the furthest you can take your manuscript on your own, with feedback from others, but without professional editing help.
D. Brett Dalton Brett Dalton is an actor who is best known for playing Grant Ward and Hive in ABC's series Agents of srmvision.com's other television credits include Blue Bloods, Army Wives, Nurses, and National Geographic Channel's Killing Lincoln.
In addition, Dalton voiced the character Mike in the game Until Dawn.. Kathleen O'Shea . Publishers Jump to Services: This survey has no authority other than my own ornery wish to help aspiring writers make progress; I'm really a writer, not a surveyor. April L. Hamilton is an author, blogger, Technorati BlogCritic, leading advocate and speaker for the indie author movement, and founder of Publetariat, the premier online news hub and community for indie authors and small imprints.
These findings don’t surprise me one bit, but what a brilliant synopsis of what we self-published authors felt had to be true. I can’t wait to pass on this information to other authors.