Navigate the Self-Publishing Minefield
Publishing Basics – A Guide for the Small Press and Independent Self-Publisher was first published in 2000 as a printed edition. It was uniquely printed on five different papers using three different printing presses, to demonstrate how different printing presses printed on different papers. Over the past fifteen years, this guide has helped tens of thousands of authors understand the process of self-publishing. The name of the guide was changed in the fourth edition to Publishing Basics – Navigating the Self-Publishing Minefield. The reason for this was that self-publishing had become a huge industry which had evolved into a virtual minefield. Today, that minefield dominates a strictly “Buyer Beware” market, dominated by a variety of sophisticated vanity press models, whose sole objective is to pluck the author’s charge card from their pocket, and charge useless unneeded services to that card until it reaches it’s limit. There is a fork in the road to self-publishing that comes very early in the process. This video edition of Publishing Basics is designed to help today’s author make educated choices and stay on the correct path leading to self-publishing success. The book is divided into eleven playlists on various aspects of the self-publishing process. Enjoy.