All aboard the POD

Createspace and Lulu are Print On Demand services that work with authors, but after doing some research myself, and given that I wanted to approach this from a publisher’s perspective, I went with Lightning Source. They have a level of personalization others don’t, and I’ve heard that the quality of their finished product is better….
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From paper to page

So you’ve decided to go about this whole writing thing the right way, digital and paperback, with a nice pretty cover and a sharp, professional edit. Nice. I like you. I like the cut of your jib, and I think you’re a snappy dresser to boot. You and me? We’re going places. But we gotta…
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The layout

So you have your manuscript written and edited, you’re battered and bruised and you’ve replaced all of the creativity in your head with whiskey. You’ve got to be almost done with all this, right? As usual the answer is two-fold: Yes, you’re done with it if you just want to plop it into Smashwords and…
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The trenches

In the past post I mentioned the four basic tiers that I think make up publishing. I should have added a caveat: Those are the four things you need to be a publisher. But there is a difference between a publisher and & a good publisher. A good publisher needs one more thing: A manic…
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Four things

So what do you need to become a publisher? Keep in mind that, as of this writing, my company has not yet made me filthy rich, and I’m not out buying exotic pet tigers and Ferraris and training my tigers to drive my Ferraris. So I could be wrong about all this. But I have…
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