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Cover Story - August 6, 2010

Getting the word out

Local authors take the initiative and choose to publish themselves

by Carol Blitzer and Karla Kane

What writer hasn't dreamt of holding that bound volume in hand, relishing the fresh-ink aroma, standing with pride at the podium of a local bookstore reading his or her own words to a loving audience?

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Associate Editor Carol Blitzer can be e-mailed at cblitzer@paweekly.com; Editorial Assistant Karla Kane can be e-mailed at kkane@paweekly.com.

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Posted by Robert T. Brewer
a resident of Barron Park
on Aug 8, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Great story on the burgeoning self publishing phenomena. Like the way
It reached out to agents and authors for commentary. The big takeaway
(Getting marketing savvy in my dotage) is that everyone has a story to tell
And now its not up to Random House whether we tell it.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 8, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Now that you can take $5000 worth of computer and software and produce Gone With The Wind solo, new avenues of distribution are needed. No longer will artists be dependent on Capital Records or MGM to get before the public. The Samizdats changed Russia.


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