Monday, January 26, 2009

ABCs of DIY Publishing -- Interview with Sam Henrie

ABCs of DIY publishing: More authors lugging manuscripts and dreams are making sure they make it into print. Story by Cathalena E. Burch
Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona Published: 01.18.2009

"So you want to write the Great American Novel but none of the publishers you've queried are answering your phone calls and e-mails? Who needs 'em. In today's globally connected, DIY, click-of-a-mouse world, becoming a published author is no longer a fantasy. Sometimes called "vanity press," the world of self-publishing presents an overwhelming maze of options that can cost as little as a few hundred dollars up to thousands. You can do it entirely on your own from your desktop or hire a company to do it for you. Getting published is often the easy part; marketing and selling your finished book to readers is where things get tricky.
Inside today's ¡Vamos! is a road map of sorts to help would-be authors realize their dreams of being published." — Cathalena E. Burch
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The remainder of the article profiles Sam Henrie, Founder of Wheatmark.com.

I know a lot of authors who are very happy with Wheatmark. I have reviewed a few here on the podpeeps and can say that the production quality is extremely high. Take a look at the article: Mr. Henrie has a lot of very interesting things to say regarding the publishing industry as a whole.

1 comment:

Emily Veinglory said...

Even just as a reader I am beginning to find the range of options baffling. I may not love Lulu, but I have some idea what I am getting and that it will arrive in reasonably good order....