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Are Pitches and Agents Obsolete? Is Self Publishing Here to Stay?

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Thu, Oct 23, 2014 @ 04:41 PM

As little as ten years ago, the only legitimate way to publish a book and realize sales across the country was to go through the big New York publishers. Writers would either get an agent to shill for them or submit their manuscripts themselves, adding to the infamous "slush pile." 

Gems were found in this pile and occasionally polished into bestseller diamonds, but like finding a gem while strolling by a stream, it was a rare occasion. The vast majority of books never saw a reader's bookshelf, because the public's access to new writing was vetted by that limited number of agents and editors who controlled what was published and what never saw the light of day.
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Topics: book agents, self publishing, independent publishers

Pubmatch, going global with your book. Social media challange-Day #13

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Thu, Jan 26, 2012 @ 12:18 AM

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Topics: pubmatch, self publishing companies, social media, independent publishers

The Value of Book Fairs for Independent Authors

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Thu, Jan 12, 2012 @ 10:00 AM

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Topics: self publishing, self publishing companies, independent publishing, self publishing book companies self publishing pub, independent publishers, book fairs

Why Regional Pitching Can Leverage Big Success

Posted by Brittany Lavin on Thu, Dec 29, 2011 @ 07:14 PM

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Topics: regional PR, Book Signing, book marketing, independent publishers

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