My New Series of Columns on Self-Publishing

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Earlier this year, I began writing monthly for the IngramSpark blog, which is focused on the concerns of self-publishing authors and small presses. (As some of you may know, I recommend IngramSpark for authors who want to distribute and sell print books.)

Here’s a quick list of what you’ll find:

Are there specific topics you’d like to see me discuss in future columns? Let me know in the comments.

Earlier this year, I began writing monthly for the IngramSpark blog, which is focused on the concerns of self-publishing authors and small presses. (As some of you may know, I recommend IngramSpark for authors who want to distribute and sell print books.) Click here to see quick list of what you’ll find.

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Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman (@JaneFriedman) has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in digital media strategy for authors and publishers. She is the co-founder and editor of The Hot Sheet, the essential newsletter on the publishing industry for authors.

In addition to being a columnist for Publishers Weekly, Jane is a professor with The Great Courses, which released her 24-lecture series, How to Publish Your Book. She also has a book forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press, The Business of Being a Writer (March 2018).

Jane speaks regularly at conferences and industry events such as BookExpo America, Digital Book World, and the AWP Conference, and has served on panels with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Creative Work Fund. Find out more.

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Kristen Tsetsi

I’d be interested to learn more about what kind of press is the most effective. I think it’s tempting to go after reviews in certain places, or features in certain publications, but how valuable is press, really, and what direction of press-seeking would be most productive? (And are there ways around gatekeepers to publications who say “absolutely not” to self-published books?)

Lynne Spreen

Thanks for this, Jane. I wonder how long before the term “self-publish/ed/ing” will become antiquated, given all the permutations that exist and will emerge. Just ruminating. Best wishes.

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Maureen C. Berry

Thanks for this smart list Jane. I’m excited to pass this on to people who contact me with how-to self-publishing questions. I especially liked the ARC post (I was clueless), and 5 Tips (still struggling).

Build An Email Marketing List or 5 Book Marketing Strategies (thinking while I type) could be its own post. Even though it seems obvious, as you know many new writers focus on their MS, not marketing.

I look forward to reading more from this series.

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