8 responses to “Advice for self-published authors”

  1. James

    Mark, you are truly a selfless-published author, not a selfish one. We’re delighted to have your book on our store’s shelves. And I’m happy to have my own copy at home. Someday I’ll let the kids get their hands on it, too.

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  4. Star Immak

    Sometimes bookstores will not give you the time of day, and you have to go to self-publisher’s cons to meet other authors. Sometimes publishers show up there from time to time as well.

  5. Caroline HeeJeon Gale

    Thank you for reality check and encouragement! It’s not easy to be a self published book author but I think I keep being nice and positive!!

  6. Lola E. Peters

    Thanks for this. And thanks to the good folks at Village Books in Bellingham for the link directing writers to the article.

  7. Alauna Boykin

    Thank you Mark for your interview. I am a new author, self published, eager and nervous about the whole promote yourself thing. I’m not looking for the profit. I want to put my book in kid’s hands. I want them to enjoy it and go back to it over and over again. I appreciate your advice. It was very helpful.

  8. suzy kuperschmidt

    FINALLY! Someone who understands my plight! I self-publsihed via Kickstarter and it has been a grind. Sales seem to ebb and flow and it is hard to promote yourself – by yourself.

    Thanks for the kick in the pants I needed to go at this again!

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