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Publish Yourself

Making Book

Not quite self publishing — self publishing by hiring a publishing company to do your distribution and sales is more like it. This video actually gives you a not altogether nonsensical introduction to the world of trade publishing, while at the same time indicating its horrible vulnerability. The title, “How an asshole is blowing up the publishing industry” is a bit misleading I guess. Lots of other potential explosions threaten us, many of them more dangerous than the successful author who wants to make more than the 7.5% royalty he’s been getting. Max, a successful author with a track record (two million copies sold of his first two books) hired Simon & Schuster to do distribution only for his third book. He pays for editorial, printing, and publicity/marketing, all of which can easily be bought freelance. This avenue is as Tucker Max says only available to authors who are already…

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