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Read Joe Konrath's A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Don't Pay to Self-Publish

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Don't Pay to Self-Publish: My name is Joe Konrath, and I write fiction.

I've sold over a million books by self-publishing.

You probably were searching for "how to self-publish" or something similar and my blog came up.

This post for all newbie writers considering self-publishing. While it would be extremely helpful to you to take a week and read my entire blog to get a full understanding of how the publishing industry works, here's the most important thing you need to know:

DON'T PAY ANYONE TO PUBLISH YOU.

Now you can certainly pay people to help you publish. Freelancers such as editors, cover artists, book formatters, proofreaders, and so on.

But when you hire a freelancer to assist you, you keep your rights.

That's very important.

When you write something, you own the copyright. That's automatic, even if you don't register with the copyright office.

Copyright means exactly that; you have the right to copy it, …

Alexandra Sokoloff: Nanowrimo: Midpoint

Alexandra Sokoloff: Nanowrimo: Midpoint: by  Alexandra Sokoloff Okay, it's a little past the midpoint of the month, so some, not all, of you will be coming up on the midpoint...

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: The Authors Guild: Do More Than Hope

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: The Authors Guild: Do More Than Hope: From Authors Guild Prez Roxana Robinson : “In the meantime, it’s our hope that Hachette—in light of the loyalty its authors have shown thr...