Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Episode 33- Publishing Pitfalls

In this episode, we discuss the importance of making wise, informed decisions when submitting to markets, selling your rights, and deciding how and where to publish your work.

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Dave is reading and enjoying 11 22 63 by Stephen King.

Alan is reading Bluegrass Symphony by Lisa L. Hannett. He recently read and reviewed The Courier's New Bicycle by Kim Westwood.

Dave recently read The Mozart Conspiracy by Scott Mariani.

Promo: Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing

Concerns and considerations when considering markets for your work.

"For the love" markets.

What's the value of "exposure?"

It's important to value your work and you should always be compensated in some way, even if it's only a contributor copy of the publication.

Know what rights you are selling when you sign a contract.

Watch out for publishers who buy rights they cannot use.

Some publishers will purchase rights they don't intend to use because they consider other formats to be "competing versions."

The Passive Voice blog- a great resource for publishing industry information, including advice on how to read a book contract.

Book Country- not a scam but, in our opinion, not a wise path to publication.

A fine line between self/indie publishing and vanity publishing?

Putting together and publishing a book is not the hard part; getting the word out and bringing in readers is the hard part, and assisted self-publishing services aren't going to help you with that.

Know the value of what a publisher or service will do for you before you enter into an agreement.

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