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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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Manfred08/01/15101010very good reply
Wayne03/31/15101010On target and resolved my issue.

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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

2015-08-17 Will a publisher accept work that's been posted online previously?:

Dear Amy,    I can't imagine that posting your story for reader feedback is going to cause a problem with a future publisher. You're not selling it, and even if you were, that could work to your advantage

2015-08-01 legal aspect:

Manfred -- The answer to your query depends upon what you are saying about particular people, and whether you're quoting them. If you're quoting anyone, I'd recommend that you verify their quotes with

2015-05-16 Editing:

Shawn -- With rare exceptions, publishing house editors do not develop writing anymore, as they did some decades ago. An acquisitions editor will generally issue a yes/no decision on the manuscript as-is


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