Case Study of a Life Story: Part 3 – Turning a Story into a Book

As I said in the previous post, the Hansens and I were excited to have a completed story, but it existed on my hard drive and on computer printouts. Borge and Brigitte wanted the story in a book to share with loved ones. Knowing that they would want fewer than 100 copies, I explained that … Read more

Review: Top Self-Publishing Firms

Top Self-Publishing Firms: How Writers Get Published, Sell More Books, and Rise to the Top and Make Money Working from Home with the Best Print On Demand Self-Publishing Companies Stacie Vander Pol Copyright 2008 CreateSpace ISBN:1440407541 Paperback, 156 pages, $16.95 Nonfiction In my Self-Publishing Primer, I differentiate between subsidy publishing and self-publishing. So when Stacie … Read more

POD: Part 4 – POD Publishers

We’ve talked about the advantages and disadvantages of using a subsidy POD (print on demand)¬†publisher or a POD printer¬†if you are self-publishing. If you have decided either of those routes is for you, now is the time to do your homework to find the right printer or publisher. I haven’t had any personal experience with … Read more

POD: Part 3 – Pros and Cons of Using a POD Subsidy Publisher

In the previous post, we talked about the pros and cons of using POD for a self-published book. Now, let’s talk about using a POD subsidy publisher. Subsidy POD publishers generally do not call themselves subsidy publishers. They may describe themselves as POD publishers or even self-publishers. However, if they offer the services of a … Read more

POD: Part 2 – Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing with POD

In the last post, we talked about what POD is. Although POD (print on demand) is a digital printing technology, some publishers who use the technology call themselves POD publishers. We’ll address the pros and cons of self-publishing with POD in this post and the pros and cons of using a POD subsidy publisher in … Read more