"Kindle-schmindle, Nook-schnook, give me a good old-fashioned book," I wrote a year ago in a Visual Thesaurus column that garnered more comments, and more negative comments, than any other column I've written in three years contributing to the site. "Fie on you, Michael Lydon," VT subscribers told me in no uncertain terms, "we love our Kindles, and don't you dare say mean things about our little black and white darlings!"  Continue reading...
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Calling all writers! Here's a word to the wise:

Self-publish!

Sounds so good, let's say it again:

Self-publish, self-publish, self-publish!  Continue reading...
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Visual Thesaurus subscriber Julie Trelstad runs a company called Plain White Press that is re-imagining -- and re-inventing -- what it means to publish a book. Does a book's content need to nestle between two covers? Can you sidestep traditional publishers, do it yourself, and still make a splash at Barnes & Noble? We had a fascinating, enlightening conversation with Julie about this brave new book world:  Continue reading...
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DIY Publishing

Self-publishing: Once the Scarlet Letter of the book publishing industry. But the stigma is vanishing, now that more and more writers are opting for "publishing freedom," as one website calls it -- and innovative companies are helping them achieve it. How? Check out these sites to learn more:

Plain White Press

Book Surge

Wheatmark

Lulu.com

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