Pondering Self-Publishing

A writing friend Barb suggested publishing on Smashwords, a website that publishes ebooks by independent authors.  In reading the “about” section of the website, I got to thinking that self-publishing might not be a bad idea.  

It’s becoming less and less expensive to self-publish a novel.  There are even ways to get a self-published book up for sale on sites like Amazon.   My main concern is that I will not put in any effort to market it at all, and published or not it won’t get read.

I know that there is a mini-market for my book, since coworkers and friends keep requesting and recommending it.  I’m just not sure how well it will sell beyond that group.   I’d like to still explore the possibility of traditional publishing, but now I’m giving self-publishing more consideration.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nicole W.
    Mar 31, 2011 @ 09:40:14

    I don’t know where you have checked, but both Barnes and Noble and Borders have self publishing programs. I think Barnes and Noble sometimes recomends self published books on their email notifications. Also, maybe you should consider both hard copy and ebook.


  2. A.M. Kuska
    Mar 31, 2011 @ 21:37:58

    I’m considering e-publishing for my novel as well. If only I could get past that one last revision…which seems to keep repeating itself…


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