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Oscars At The IPPY Awards

Oscars At The IPPY Awards

The IPPY Awards are considered by some to be the Oscars of POD, Independent and Self-Publishing books. I’m not entirely sure I agree with this view considering there is a small fee for entry and many of the small presses are often born out of an author’s own self-publishing imprint (not a bad thing mind),

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Self-Publishing Reasons To Be Cheerful – Part 2

There are many variables and choices along the self-publishing road, whether an author decides to use author solutions companies like AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Infinity, Xlibris, Mill City Press or the many others using POD (print on demand) technology. Some publishing overlords will snipe from the hedgerow on our road and argue and catcall to us that

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Comments on Self Publishing Article – New York Times

“The point may soon come when there are more people who want to write books than there are people who want to read them.” New York Times, January 27th, 2009. This is an opening quote from an article about self publishing in the New York Times this week by Motoko Rich about the rise in

Adventures with Lulu

In my previous article posting below, I discussed the reasons why I chose Lulu to publish my book, Academy. http://mickrooney.blogspot.com/2008/04/adventures-with-pod-publishing.html In this article, I would like to discuss and record what I discovered at Lulu. initially, Lulu’s homepage, with its bright orange graphics, strikes the visitor as casual and unassuming. ‘Publish’, ‘Buy’ and ‘Sell’ banners

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