Marketing Opportunity for Self-Published AuthorsMay 20th, 2015
We here at Curtis are very excited to be offering SELF-e (powered by Library Journal) to our local writers.
And it’s free.
And self-published authors retain the rights to their works.
And, if selected by Library Journal, a submitted book may reach a national audience.
Being a self-published author myself, I can emphatically state that writing can be hard but getting the word out about your book can be nigh on impossible.
What is Self-Publishing?
Wikipedia defines Self-Publishing as “…the publication of any book or other media by the author of the work, without the involvement of an established third-party publisher.”
It’s worth noting here that Self-Publishing includes physical books and e-books.
You don’t have to be an “e-book writer” to participate in SELF-e.
What’s an e-book?
An e-book is simply a digital version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
If an author created their book in Microsoft Word (or Apple Pages or Google Docs), he or she may be able to convert it to e-book format simply by saving it into the Portable Document Format (or PDF for short).
Will Curtis Library offer Self-Publishing Tech Meetups?
This is great news for writers who are “technology shy.”
Can you make extra money through Self-Publishing?
Based on my personal experiences and research, I can say “Yes” but don’t expect to get rich.
How can I find out more about SELF-e?