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Apr
22
comment What do publishers do for me?
Hi David, thanks for the feedback on my cover design. I was actually considering the design for viewing on the web. I'd rather have the thumbnail look more appealing, then it look good on a shelf
Jun
5
comment What do publishers do for me?
Thanks Steven. I do have the time and motivation to do a lot of this myself, and as you said, I do feel like I understand my market more than most publishers.
Feb
13
comment What are good reads about writing?
This is a very good book, but I think it is more helpful with story creation (or structure for non-fiction) instead of writing. Maybe I'm drawing too fine a distinction between the two though.
Feb
13
comment What are good reads about writing?
As new to writing I found this book very helpful for me.
Feb
12
comment Will blogging my fiction limit its ability to be traditionally published later?
Sure, a person's goals play a part. I prefer being independent and have full control. It has it advantages and drawbacks. I have just under 1000 readers that subscribed to my blog via RSS and email. I find this figure to be more important that "hits". My hits are not impressive, by "bounce rate" (% of people leaving after one page view) is low, and my "time spent on sight" is descent, which means to me that I am engaging/entertaining readers. I make money through my blog through Google Ads, and particular ad placements. It's not enough to pay the rent but it's decent.
Feb
12
awarded  Teacher
Feb
11
answered Will blogging my fiction limit its ability to be traditionally published later?
Feb
10
answered How to get feedback about the quality of one's fictional writing from friends unbiased by the friendship?
Feb
10
awarded  Scholar
Feb
10
accepted What do publishers do for me?
Feb
10
comment What do publishers do for me?
I think you have an accurate description of our niche. Like you I also am looking for a long term trickle of sales as a sign of success. I'm not looking to make the NYT Best Sellers list. Good luck with your books. Look forward to checking them out.
Feb
9
awarded  Supporter
Feb
9
comment What do publishers do for me?
Thanks! Looks like lots of great stuff here. Will check it out.
Feb
9
answered How do you track dependencies for your co-authors?
Feb
9
comment What do publishers do for me?
I am addressing a niche market (adventure motorcycling). I've been thinking about strategies to market through social media. It would be a programming problem as much as a marketing one. I wonder if the cuts publishers take justify the work they do in marketing if I can match it even 50%
Feb
9
awarded  Student
Feb
9
asked What do publishers do for me?