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Re: cost of self publishing

If you _really_ want to self publish, it is relatively easy to do the whole
job yourself if you have a laser printer and a word processor program. It
helps if your laser printer has a duplex attachment. A book comes out
completely collated. You can print a soft covers and laminate it them with
a $100 Xyron machine and bind the book using hot melt or cold glue. I have
published seven books so far, including one of mine and two of my wife's.
Indeed, I have written a book about how to do it all. If you are
interested, please drop me a note off line.

At 09:04 AM 5/21/1999 -0400, you wrote:
>    I have made a list of webstes and books dealing with publishing and
>writing which follows. Several of the publishing sites have info about
>printers. I've starred the ones that have the most to do with
>self-publishing. I would recommend doing research into the whole process
>if you haven't already. Printing is just the tip of the iceberg.
>Marketing, sales, distribution- basically how to get the books into the
>readers' hands is the big problem. The Self-Publishing Manual by Dan
>Poynter is a great place to start. I've been on the outskirts of
>publishing for about 5 years and have just started publishing my own
>small booklets on making books with children. I've chronicled my
>publishing experiences, with commercial publishers and my decision to
>publish on my own, on the list before. Best of luck.
>in good spirit,
>Writing/ Publishing Websites
>American Booksellers Assn.
>Bookwire, inside the book business, partners include Publishers Weekly,
>Library Journal
>The Writer’s Resource
>SPAWN, Small Publishers Artists And Writers Network
>Writer’s Toolbox, Internet Resources for Writers
>Books AtoZ, geared toward production as well editorial, has list of
>*Publisher’s Marketing Assn, association for independent publishers,
>present and past newsletters which have helpful articles
>Children’s Book Council, organization of children’s book publishers,
>list of members available with submission info
>Purple Crayon, by a children’s book editor with lots of good advice
>*SPAN (Small Publishers Association of North America)
>*Sensible Solutions, site by author of How to get Happily Published,
>info on getting published, self-publishing option, and selling books
>*Para Publishing, website of Dan Poynter, author of The Self-Publishing
>Writing/ Publishing Books
>Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write: How to get a contract and
>an advance before writing your book, Elizabeth Lyon, Hiilsboro, Oregon,
>Blue Heron Publishing, Inc., 1995, very thorough plan for writing a
>How to Get Happily Published, Judith Appelbaum, NY, Harper & Row,
>describes what to do to get published and what to do after to be happy
>about it
>Guide to Literary Agents, Cincinnati, OH, Writer’s Digest, published
>annually, should be available in reference section of library, costs
>about $20.00
>*The Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print and Sell Your Own Book,
>Dan Poynter, Santa Barbara, CA, Para Publishing, a detailed and thorough
>guide to self publishing from beginning to end. Valuable for writers and
>aspiring publishers
>compiled by Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord, Box 852, Newburyport, MA 1950

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