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Last updated on Sun, 14 Oct 2007
Self-publishing from the beginning: Creating the book
news San Juans Port Gamble publishing, Mon, 8 Oct 2007
As a self-publisher, you’re probably going to wear at least three hats with three feather in each hat: Writer Publisher Marketer If you aren’t up to doing this yourself, or delegating it out, maybe you should consider toughing it out trying to reach an agent or publisher interested in publishing you. The biggest consideration, misperception, I’ve encountered with book authors [...]
One day at PNBA — Thursday, Sept. 20
news San Juans Port Gamble publishing, Fri, 21 Sep 2007
The BPNW/PNWBP/PMA table was located in the middle of the room, abuzz with book, sideline, distributor, notecard, artwork, wholesaler, and author attendees. I suggested BPNW publishers consider offering a “Job shadow” day to Tom Blaschko of Idyll Arbor publishing, and he shuddered. Publishing is still a mysterious business to me, an author/publisher whose single [...]
news San Juans Port Gamble publishing, Fri, 31 Aug 2007
August 28, 2007 This has been a season of nostalgia, as I attended a family reunion and a school reunion and worked on my memoirs, The Wild and Holy Child, (you can see its progress at www.CapitolHillClick.blogspot.com). Summer began with my purchase, at Jennie Pederson’s Darvill’s Bookstore in Eastsound, of Lincoln’s Sword – as in [...]
Business of Books - 2007 and beyond
news San Juans Port Gamble publishing, Sun, 26 Aug 2007
Looking for a distributor? Want to know how on-line programs like Amazon Advantage work? Wondering whether to print hardcover or softcover? Want to meet other publishers in your field? Than don’t miss the all-day conference Business of Books: 2007 And Beyond. Cost is $129 for the day. A preliminary schedule for the day has been [...]
news San Juans Port Gamble publishing, Thu, 31 May 2007
For the past six months, I’ve been challenged in managing my time like never before, with the fulfillment of a lifelong dream – I’ve become the editor of the community newspaper. With this position, I knew my marketing time and travel would be severely cut, but I resolved that my two oldest friends, writing and [...]
Missiles and survival, Limbo and belief
news San Juans Port Gamble publishing, Sat, 21 Apr 2007
I love studying history, but a glance backward to recent history can be a little embarassing. For example, a few years back, my son gave me a DVD of the movie “Easy Rider.” It was so facile and embarassing! And to remember how moved I’d been by it when it first came out, how [...]