Notes on Self Publishing with Mary Ellen Courtney

Hugh Howey

Gaming Amazon
All book sites, share, give free link, good reads?, indies unlimited.com, forward reviews
voracious/ next blockbuster readers, 1 book a month/ 1 a year: heard from other
Fan Fiction as affiliate % to Author on Amazon
pick a character, mystery/ suspense/ SERIES/
don’t look down, don’t look back,

michael connoly, carl hiassen: 1 book a YEAR
marketing: put up on website, buy ad somewhere, send off to reviewing places and awards,
development editor: cut to half/
really helps to understand there’s a lot of charlatans and hacks
print through Ingram: Lightning Source, Ingram Distribution system: amazon, barnes and noble, baker and taylor
kindle direct publishing: e-book wing
LiberWriter: upload word doc and they convert to e-book
Book Publicist: ok, but wait til you have a few books
force you to fill out long things for interviews
children’s books: try to attach well known illustrator to project, (new york), marketing to people who want to write children’s books looking for illustrator
Join SCBWI, join conference
no real value to
sending work to artist rep specializing in editorial: NY or SF, just get on LA Workbook, check big slaes publication reps use and find who handles the thing I do.
Promotion: different from marketing, what you do before book comes out.
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About noah crowe

I was born without a name. Later my family named me Noah Crowe. Crowe is my father's last name. I am an artist. Rather, I am a human being, seeking to know what I am. I am writing this blog to document my quest to know who I am in this world for my unborn son (and/or daughter). My father never passed on his journey to me, and I believe that it is story and ritual that informs our world; the worlds we live in, internally and externally. This is my way of giving myself, and my potential son, a window into this process of finding spiritual meaning and service in a culture that I find to lack the foundation of integration between the spiritual, the communal, and the societal.
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