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April 15, 2005

News & Opinion: Links for our author (and would-be author) audience

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 3:23 PM – Filed under: Publishing Industry

I have a couple of links for our author audience. They both deal with self-publishing.
The first is from Forbes. The magazine featured Ellen Sabin and Water Can Publishing a few issues ago. When she shopped the book, all the publishers said it cost too much to produce ($20). She went ahead and did it herself. She has sold 12,000 copies. The big lessons from her story are she understands the power of bulk sales (she has sold to Fleet, Citigroup, and the New York Knicks) and she is leveraging every opportunity she gets.
The second is a post from Signal vs. Noise. Jason is asking readers about their perception of self-publishing. There are currently 26 comments, all outstanding I think.