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The rise in print-on-demand publishers and the increasing popularity of ereaders has led to an explosion the last few years in self-publishing. Anyone -- so the story goes -- can write their magnum opus, print it through CreateSpace or Lulu or CafePress or publish it through SmashWords or Kindle Direct Publishing and have any instant bestseller. Money in the bank!

Uh, no. That is not actually how it works. 

I am an avid reader of both print and ebooks. I work in a bookstore. I have worked in comic book stores and libraries in the recent past. I also edit and publish print-on-demand and ebooks for Bibliotheca Alexandrina. So, I know whereof I speak.

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  • Rebecca Buchanan
    Rebecca Buchanan says #
    @Francesca: thanks for the link!
  • Rebecca Buchanan
    Rebecca Buchanan says #
    @Thomas: Yep. *nod* I love science fiction romance, but books in that subgenre are not well categorized at Amazon, Barnes and Nobl
  • Thomas Stevens
    Thomas Stevens says #
    Couldn't agree more. The cover is much more important than a great number of first time authors think. Even if you don't want to j

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