Marketing/self publishing with Harry Steinman

My favourite Thursday reblog. Another thrilling installment from Harry Steinman.

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Doors & Windows 004When you first begin anything, there is cause to be frightened of the unknown. Searching out unfamiliar territory and trying to get everything you need lined out for a new book project is no exception. Usually, if a door closes a window will open. Harry Steinman is here to give you some ideas about how to bypass the window and the door and knock out a wall instead. Need funding to get that book going? Here are some ideas.

The Kindness of Strangers:

How To Fund a Self-Published Novel With Kickstarter

By Harry Steinman, a One-Hit Wonder

Like it or lump it: self-publishing costs money. Every element of your book must be excellent. You must spend your hard-earned shekels or your book will look amateurish.

Good things are rarely cheap, and cheap things are rarely good. Don’t skimp on buying the expertise you need, and don’t publish unless your writing…

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So Who Missed my One Hundredth Post?

So who missed the momentous occasion of my 100th post? Come on, admit it, you did, didn’t you? Well, don’t worry, it appears as though I did too, since it looks like this will be my 101st post. I wonder if that includes reblogs or not. These little landmarks, although they do not really mean anything, do help to make you feel good and motivate you a little. The way I consider it is that if anyone is still reading the drivel that I come out with after one hundred posts, that’s kind of amazing, and I should continue. I admit I have been a bit lax lately with the blog, I have had lots going on. I am going to try to do better and start to post regularly again.

My reading goals haven’t changed, and I am progressing slowly, but surely. I have been supposedly working on an assignment for the creative writing course that I subscribed to a while ago, but in reality I have not gotten very far. This weekend I intend to get the main part of it written and then I will just leave it a few days, check it over, probably change most of it and submit it. Since this is the first assignment I have not got a tutor yet, but one should be assigned when I get the results of the first assignment back. Mostly it is providing them information about your goals and what you want to achieve from the course. Of course, there is the obligatory personal questionnaire to fill out too.

So these are my plans for the weekend. Reading and writing and playing with my new phone. I have finally acquired a phone that allows me to read my emails easily away from home. So after a little fun trying to get the wi-fi in my house working everything seems to be fine. Now to explore the wonderful world of mobile apps.