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I am an independent self-publisher who sold three projects to major New York houses before starting my own company. I provide editorial services to a major literary agency in Manhattan and work regularly with authors at all levels of expertise. I can answer questions like these: What does "independent publishing" mean? Should I publish myself or use a service like XLibris? What is "print on demand" publishing? How do I publish myself on the Web? What are the best resources for learning about publishing? How do I find a literary agent? What are my chances of getting published by a major New York firm?

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I have been an "independent publisher" in one form or another since grade school. While I have also been published by major New York houses, my heart still lies in the "do it yourself" realm. With the advent of the Internet and new printing technologies, publishing your own writing is now more practical than ever.

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2017-01-29 printed material design:

Again, these are questions for a professional designer. Both answers depend on the exact nature of the text. There is much more to a print cover, including the spine and back cover, than an e-book, so

2017-01-24 printed material design:

Demetrius -- All of these questions should be answered by a professional designer, and if you are publishing independently, you should hire one. If you are using a POD service like CreateSpace, they offer

2016-11-13 Getting a fiction book published:

Dear Abhimanyu,    For general information about the publishing process, see my online guide at     While conventional publishers do not charge, they do have

2015-11-19 Poems to sale:

Dear Leah,    See "A Special Note to Poets" in my online Publishing Guide at    In general, poetry is a very tough field in which to get published, as the

2015-10-19 Press Release:

Dear Cynthia,    Press releases are used by businesses, government, and non-governmental organizations to publicize new products or services, announce decisions or policies, and generally "get the word


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