Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tipsy Tuesday

Before you let the excitement of being published carry you away, think long and hard before you sign a contract to self-publish, and know exactly what you're getting into. Self-pubbed authors have no publisher backing (i.e., no promotion at all), and many booksellers won't order copies of the books because they can't be returned under the normal system where they strip the covers and send unsold books back to the publisher for a credit. Sometimes self-publishing may be the way to go, but if you're looking to build a writing career, which includes building solid sales numbers, think twice.

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