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  1. AutumnGaslight

    AutumnGaslight New Member

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    Hi.... new here

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AutumnGaslight, Mar 30, 2015.

    May as well give an introduction.
    I go by the name of Sheridan and I am self-publishing my work. I am not here to promote, I'm here to join a community and I certainly won't be spamming ads.
    Sure, many think that all indie and self-pub is 'Vanity Press' - it isn't. Okay, a hell a lot of it is, but for many it is a business and a back up source of income. There is nothing 'Vain' about writing books and promoting to boost sales.

    If anything, I prefer self-pub for two huge reasons.
    1) We're selling a product. If the product isn't good, it simply will not sell. Yet traditionally published authors seem to get away with anything once they flog a few books. The editing goes to the dogs and the plot starts to go walkies. Indie-authors can't do that... we lose sales.
    2) Size of book. Sure, the first book may be only 400 pages long... but by the 12th it is the size of a breeze block. The content could fit into 400 pages, but it's padded out liberally with words. Most probably as more words equals more money for the publisher and author. Indi-authors can't afford to do it... we lose sales.

    Aside from that ... all is well lol
     
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  2. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Supporter Contributor

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    Hey Sheridan. Welcome to the site!
     
  3. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    Welcome.
     
  4. KaTrian

    KaTrian A foolish little beast. Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Hi Sheridan, and welcome to the forum!
    I'm sure others here will be excited to hear about your experiences in self-publishing. :)

    Here's our New Member Guide to get you started. Have fun!

    -Kat
     

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