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Writing professionally (particularly fiction) is very difficult --it's not a particularly "practical" career choice, so I wouldn't necessarily advise making it into a "practical" decision. In other words, if you want to write manga, don't write a book just because you think it will be easier --it won't be. If you're going to take a chance on a writing ...


How can one chose any job? By making oneself familiar with that job and the alternatives. A good way for that is an internship. The second best thing is reading how professionals describe their job, watch documentaries, and talk to the pros. For example, if you are love preparing food and like to bake, cook and such, then it would be a good idea to spend ...


I have ordered many copies of my own books through Create Space, some of which have my own ISBN and others have a CS ISBN. If you mean ordering books from Amazon per se rather than Create Space, I don't think I've ever done that, but why would you want to? If you order through Create Space, you get author pricing, which is much lower than the list price, ...


You can definitely buy your own books from CreateSpace, even when you choose the free ISBN. Here's a gratuitous self promo of my book, Do Nothing, Get Rich : You're Never Too Lazy To Be Rich (amazon link), which has a CreateSpace provided ISBN and I have ordered author's copies which I can give away, etc. Copies which you order from your own createspace ...


Have you tried Wattpad? It does have a lot of fanfic and some smut, but the volume of other offerings are much greater and both you and your friends could avoid those if you chose.


To respond to your question "How realistic it is to self-publish", I will answer "very realistic". If you see some many authors who self- publish it's because publishing is in a major transition, to the same level it was when Gutenberg created the first press. The process of publishing has been liberated from the publishers who were very selective, having ...


They purchase the right to be the first to publish your work in English anywhere in the world in those formats. You would not be able to sell first rights in English anywhere in the world after that. ETA: I am not a lawyer.

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