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    "Eisler shocked the industry earlier this year when he walked away
    from a half million dollar advance from St. Martins Press in favor of
    self-publishing. Eisler was already a best-selling thriller author."

    Independence Day 2011: Heroes Of Self-Publishing, Amanda Hocking, John Locke And Other Indie Author Success Stories (PHOTOS)

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Sold-Million-eBooks-Months-ebook/dp/B0056BMK6K/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&qid=1322761000&sr=1-12]Amazon.com: How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months! eBook: John Locke: Kindle Store[/ame]

    I am buying this. I shall read it.
     
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    I'm working on formatting my work now so I can self-publish through Smashwords.
     
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    I've written tabletop RPG suppliments in the past. I hope this latest project reaches beta testing this summer. I'd really hope to publish this one.
     
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    That is weird...makes no sense to me at all. And St Martin's is a fine publisher as well.
     
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    I guess there is more money in self-publishing. I know it can be done if you put the effort into it.
     
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    My nephew is doing well. Course, he only has one book out, but is actively working on two others. And he used to be full-on "traditional press is the only way to go."
     
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    Self-publish through Amazon. You will do ever-so-much better. HUGE audience.
     
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    Fitz -

    It can be done, but self-publishing is largely a scam. The companies make money not by selling books, but by cashing your check. They have no motive to sell books.

    Some books take off and everyone is happy, but it's a rarity. It's only those that can rarely market the book through a particular channel (i.e. speaking at conferences) that usually work.

    (I used to run a book publishing company, btw)
     
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    off topic, but I love your pic. :cool:
     
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    Amazon. Kindle.

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