Send us a quick note, and GET A FREE ONE-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO THE WRITE MARKETS REPORT for participating in our Self-publishing/Print on Demand Author Survey.
In the next couple of weeks, we will be conducting an online survey of what authors really want when self-publishing, what they don’t want, and what really annoys the heck out of them (like spammers and telemarketers).
STEP 1 (this week) of our process involves collecting comments from our readers about what’s important to them when choosing a publishing services provider, what’s not important, and what really gets their goat (i.e. major annoyances from those service providers, like spammers, scammers, upselling on worthless services, and more).
Everyone participating in each part of the study will get a free 2016 subscription to The Write Markets Report, our monthly subscription-based publication featuring paying markets for writers!
TO PARTICIPATE IN PART 1, please contact me USING THIS FORM, and tell us:
- What things are MOST important to you when self-publishing?
- What things are NOT important to you?
- What things you find annoying/troubling during the publishing process?
Also, be sure to let us know if we can quote you or not. Your comments may be very helpful to other authors someday!
We will use these comments to create the questions for the survey next week.
Also, be sure to provide us with your correct email address so we can send your first copy of The Writer Markets Report right away.
Here’s THE LINK to participate again.
Print on Demand Secrets Revealed Series
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About The Author
Angela Hoy is the publisher of WritersWeekly.com, the author of 19 books, and the co-owner of BookLocker.com (one of the original POD publishers that still gets books to market in less than a month), PubPreppers.com (print and ebook design for authors who truly want to self-publish), and Abuzz Press (the publishing co-op that charges no setup fees).
Angela has lived and traveled across the U.S. with her kids in an RV, settled in a river-side home in Bradenton, FL, and lived on a 52 ft Irwin sailboat. Angela now resides on a mountaintop in Northwest Georgia, where she plans to spend the rest of her days bird watching, gardening, hiking, and taking in all of the amazing sunrises.
WritersWeekly.com - the free marketing ezine for writers, which features new paying markets and freelance job listings every Wednesday.
BookLocker.com - According to attorney Mark Levine, author of The Fine Print, BookLocker is: "As close to perfection as you're going to find in the world of ebook and POD publishing. The ebook royalties are the highest I've ever seen, and the print royalties are better than average. BookLocker understands what new authors experience, and have put together a package that is the best in the business. You can't go wrong here. Plus, they're selective and won't publish any manuscript just because it's accompanied by a check. Also, the web site is well trafficked. If you can find a POD or epublisher with as much integrity and dedication to selling authors' books, but with lower POD publishing fees, please let me know."
Abuzz Press offers FAST and FREE book publication, but only accepts a small percentage of submissions, and only works with U.S. authors.
PubPreppers.com - "We Prep, You Publish!" Print and ebook design for authors who truly want to self-publish. Offers formatting and design services only, and then provides simple instructions for authors on where to sign up to have the print and ebook editions printed/listed/sold. Cut out the middle man. Keep 100% of what bookstores pay for your book!
Angela's POD Secrets Revealed Series can be found HERE.
Have a POD Book with another publisher? See if BookLocker can give you a better deal. (BookLocker offers "disgruntled author discounts" to those who want to move from other POD services.)
See BookLocker's publishing packages HERE.
ANGELA ON TWITTER https://twitter.com/AngelaHoy
BOOKLOCKER ON FACEBOOK - Provides links to free excerpts!
ANGELA ON FACEBOOK
ANGELA ON LINKEDIN
Angela is the creator of the Original 24-Hour Short Story Contest!
Read More Of Angela's Articles HERE
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