Browsing Archive: November, 2011

The Hardest Word

Posted by Paul Samael on Friday, November 25, 2011, In : Writing fiction 

 

Just published a short story, “The Hardest Word” on smashwords.com.  Very impressed with how straightforward the whole process was – you just need to be prepared to put in some time formatting the book correctly in MS Word (the smashwords guidelines explain what you need to do and are extremely clear).  This was a dry run for making my novel available as an ebook, also via smashwords (the key advantage being that it makes the book available in almost all major ebook formats).  If you...

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Do you need permission to quote from reviews?

Posted by Paul Samael on Monday, November 21, 2011, In : Self-publishing 

In my last post, I discussed using peer review sites as a way of trying to get positive reviews in order to promote my work.  But is it really OK to use these reviews (or snippets from them) as part of your own publicity material?  Well, this post from the management of You Write On.com (YWO) suggests that it is OK so far as they are concerned:

http://www.youwriteon.com/forum/quoting-crits-on-blurb-Topic-11796-1.aspx

But there is a lot of online commentary suggesting that you need permis...


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Paul Samael Welcome to my blog, "Publishing Waste" which will either (a) chronicle my heroic efforts to self-publish my own fiction; or (b) demonstrate beyond a scintilla of doubt the utter futility of (a). And along the way, I will also be doing some reviews of other people's books and occasionally blogging about other stuff.
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