Self-Publishing: Why y Why Not? #ASMSG #IARTG

Susan Finlay Writes

I often hear from people who want to write a book but don’t know how or where to begin. Or from people who have already written a book that’s ready for publication but don’t know how to get it published. I recently began a new blog series, Writing and Publishing Tips From Authors Around the World, to help writers.

George Polley

The twenty-second contributor is U.S. author George Polley who now lives in Japan and he’s here to talk about self-publishing.

Self-Publishing: Why and Why Not? by George Polley

Back in the old days, “self-publishing” had a bad reputation, and writers who engaged in it were written off as losers who couldn’t find a reputable publisher to publish them, or an author’s agent to represent them. Almost as bad were authors who used the so-called “vanity” publishers, who would publish anything you sent them . . . for a price.

Things began…

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