Newsday – “With on-demand publishing, many are realizing their dream with limited number of copies.”
As Walt has proved, this works!
January 6, 2008
books, Walt Crawford
“Works” is a tricky term. I don’t consider any of my self-published books to be successful, at least not yet–and I use a pretty modest definition of success. One, Balanced Libraries, has exceeded the utter failure mark. Public Library Blogs: Not so much, at least not yet.
I’ve demonstrated that Lulu and CreateSpace do what they say they do, they’re honorable, and (particularly Lulu) fairly easy to use–and that they produce excellent books. Otherwise, well, marketing books is tough, particularly when you’re not much of a marketer.
Hmm. Depends on what your goal is, as well. As a poet (when I’m not being a librarian), self-publishing takes you out of the running for most competitions and book awards.
Then again, wasn’t it Nikki Giovanni who started self-publishing before she was picked up by a bigger house?
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