Self-publishing 101. (Kindle-lit)

Before landing on Bay St., I was a lowly copy editor at McClelland & Stewart and one of my jobs was to wade through the slush pile of material that came in “over the transom”. It was a daunting task — and heartbreaking — as there were SO MANY hopefuls in the queue, few of whom would receive the attention they might deserve, with rare exception. Our senior editorial staff was fully occupied with established names, or with shepherding lesser-known writers or new projects along, so these carefully prepared manuscripts, given emotional send-offs at the post office and hurtled into the unknown, now served mainly as ledges in a mountain of paper. Situation dire.

Dark days.

Enter technology! Writers can now skip that forbidding transom altogether and BAM! become published authors of practically instant e-books. (Though I hope they have the good sense to engage the services of a good editor — crucial.)

Got a book that must see the light of day? Drop by Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing.

In addition to having your books available for purchase on Kindle devices and on Kindle apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, PC, Mac, Blackberry, Android-based devices, and Windows Phone 7, you also have the opportunity to participate in the 70% royalty program and can specify pricing in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling, or Euros. You can also publish books written in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian – reaching audiences around the world!

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One Comment to “Self-publishing 101. (Kindle-lit)”

  1. I extremely respect your contribution, great stuff, you’ve really made a difference.

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