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Jan
13
comment Why is distributing an audiobook so much more complicated than POD or eBooks?
I'm sorry, but your answer doesn't quite reflect the reality. I have now, at this point, published my book on ACX, CreateSpace, and Kindle, and it was not simply a matter of order of steps in the process that made a difference. I was able to upload and publish Kindle and print versions with no hassle whatsoever. With ACX, I had to work through an American intermediary. I did not encounter the same issues for all three versions as you suggest. The process for audio was significantly more difficult.
Oct
25
comment How important is a BISAC Category?
Thank you for responding. I haven't searched for a book by category since ten years ago when I was last physically standing in a bookstore. In any case, what I'm asking is, where these BISAC categories are used, because, for example, Amazon asks for its own separate categories.
Sep
26
comment If I get a free ISBN through Amazon's CreateSpace now, will that impact any decisions about getting my own ISBN later?
@DaleEmery, why does having createspace listed as a publisher matter to you?
Sep
25
comment If I get a free ISBN through Amazon's CreateSpace now, will that impact any decisions about getting my own ISBN later?
So, an ISBN is tied to the particular published edition, a particular physical manifestation of a title. I thought it was a reference to the content, and that all physical manifestations were, in essence, children of that content that inherited the same ISBN. If I've got that right, it seems that having an ISBN tied to this Amazon publication is basically harmless.
Sep
20
comment Does self publishing via Amazon or similar services make your book ineligible for later acceptance by a publisher?
Thank you for this answer. I gave the check to another for having some specific examples which seemed more factual, but your points are well taken. In the end, I am still opting to self publish, because the route to self publishing is ultimately faster, and there comes a point where, emotionally, I need to close this project and move on to others. Hunting around for agents and publishers can take months to years, as just waiting for initial responses to find out if they will even speak to you can take weeks to months. In the digital age, publishers move at the speed of a Gutenberg press.
Sep
10
comment What do “p” and “pp” mean in the context of an index?
@what, was the last paragraph not clear in addressing that concern?
Apr
13
comment Does self publishing via Amazon or similar services make your book ineligible for later acceptance by a publisher?
@Standback, good points, though it must be said that Janet Reid's reputation and livelihood rest on the traditional publishing model, so there is considerable bias there.
Apr
8
comment Does self publishing via Amazon or similar services make your book ineligible for later acceptance by a publisher?
@LaurenIpsum, good to know. Though, if I was making $2 million a year from my writing, I don't know if I'd care too much about publishers. I wonder if there are any instances of publishers taking on self-published writers who had potential, but were not already as wildly successful as that, and the publishers then made a difference. Or, put another way, where publishers weren't merely hitching themselves to an already risen star.