Answers to Your Publishing Questions

Every week over on the BlogHer Writing Lab's Facebook group, we have open threads where people can post questions, give answers, or state what they want to learn or improve with their writing. Last week's thread included a call for questions about publishing, and the answers run below in this post. Click over to the BlogHer Writing Lab's Facebook group if you'd like to join along. This new project is everything you've told us you love about NaBloPoMo without the stress of a monthly commitment and a lot more interaction. Okay, now on to publishing. ...more

Talking Self-Publishing with 'Angels, Angels, Everywhere' Michelle Beber

Self-publishing.  The very word might conjure up eebie jeebies amongst writers.  But, self-publishing has come a long way.  I asked Michelle Beber, author of the children's book, Angels, Angels, Everywhere, her thoughts on self-publishing and if she had any tips to help the journey a little easier if you decide to self-publish your own book. Thank you for this interview, Michelle. You self-published your latest book, Angels, Angels, Everywhere.  Would you please tell us why you chose the self-publishing route? ...more

Magical Apps Help You to Write Your Book

It’s no secret that I love Kindle publishing, especially writing SHORT fiction. ...more

Get Started Writing Your Book Today

You want to write a book. How much do you need to know before you start? ...more

I'm Grateful My Book is a Kindle Daily Deal Today (and I Wish Everyone's Book Could Be)

My latest book, Apart at the Seams, is being offered up for the next 24 hours as the Kindle Daily Deal. (Get it while it's only $1.99!) I am so grateful to Amazon for the opportunity because I know it makes a huge difference in getting the book into readers' hands. I published all four of my books through traditional publishers, so you may not think there is anything I could possibly say about self-publishing. But I've thought about the world of self-publishing a lot, and about how it relates to traditional publishing, for a long time. There are a few reasons why traditional publishing still has an edge over self-publishing, but there is one very simple thing self-publishing could do to turn the tide. ...more
scottmedbury Congratulations, Scott.  I actually don't know because my publisher received the ...more

How to Create a Book from Your Blog

When I found out that PressBooks offered a blog-to-book tool, I frankly didn’t expect much, as similar tools I’ve tried have crashed or stalled in the middle of the process without so much as an error message. I was stunned when it worked!...more

Valerie Douglas

Valerie Douglasauthor of Song of the Fairy Queen,  ...more

How to Self-Publish Your Book: The Musical

The world of self-publishing has opened a lot of doors to bloggers. It's by no means easy, but it is attainable if you have the right tools.  I learned a lot about self-publishing at the BlogHer '13 conference this year; in fact, it was the first time I ever seriously considered self-publishing. And just five months later, I have an actual book -- a book! -- to hold in my hands. ...more
Thank you Stephanie, for the outstanding advice. My best friend and I have just self-published a ...more

Adventures in Self-Publishing

Well yesterday I finally crossed the finish line and put the last of my books up there on the cybershelf, which constitutes the end of a path that I’ve been on for thirty-five years; and because I myself always yearn for enlightenment on the subject of publishing, I’m hoping that at this point in my adventures there might be some among you who’d benefit from hearing about them, as well as some who might have some invaluable comments or tips for yours truly....more